Cardiff Blues Snap Up Welsh Under 20 Fly Half
Cardiff Blues have Announced the signing of highly rated and talented Fly Half Luke Scully from Worcester Warriors. Scully Joined Worcester from the Ospreys Academy in 2018. Restrictions on the amount of English Qualified players in a squad has meant that Scully has not featured as much as the player and club would have liked.
It appears Worcester and Scully have decided that his future is best placed back in Wales. Scully featured for Wales Under 20s in their Six Nations opening loss to Italy at the weekend and should feature throughout the tournament. He will hope to push on and get some game time now he is back in Wales.
What They Said:
Cardiff Blues Head Coach, John Mulvihill:
“Luke has all the potential to develop into a very good regional player.
“He is already a very good communicator, who can direct a team around the field. He also possesses a very good long and tactical kicking game, which will suit the continued development of our expansive game.
“Worcester could not speak highly enough of Luke and had it not been for their EQP quotas he would have enjoyed a lot more game-time so it’s great to bring him back over the bridge.
“He’s a young Welsh talent whose improvement will be accelerated in our programme by rubbing shoulders with the likes of Jarrod Evans, Jason Tovey and Dan Fish. We’re looking forward to welcoming Luke to the Arms Park as we build for the future.”
“I’ve had a great time at Worcester and remain really grateful for the opportunity and experience they have given me but now I am looking forward to returning to Wales.
“Cardiff Blues are really building something at the Arms Park and have a proven track record of developing young players.
“They have some unbelievable talent in their backline and I can’t wait to learn as much as possible from their environment while playing my part in the years ahead.”
Warriors’ Academy Manager Mike Hall: “We are extremely sorry to see Luke go, however him not being an English Qualified Player was severely restricting his game time within the senior squad,”
“He would have been involved in several of the recent European Challenge Cup games, but his lack of EQP status meant he missed out.
“For Luke to develop he needs to be gaining these opportunities to move his game forward. We are therefore delighted that he has managed to secure a deal with Cardiff Blues which will help him to gain this exposure.
“All of the staff and players here at Warriors will watch his career progression with great interest.
“We cannot speak highly enough of Luke as a character and team member. He has been absolutely first-class in every aspect of his approach to being a part of the Warriors’ family. We wish him all the very best”.