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Young Wales international axed by Scarlets to resurrect career in England

In recent years, the English Championship has proven itself to be the perfect place for Welsh players to rediscover their careers after being eliminated by the region.

In 2016, Test scrum-half Kieran Hardy was launched by Scarlets and eventually had to be downgraded one level to play for British second tier outfit Jersey.

But in reality, the Championship provided the perfect level for Hardy to improve his game and earn a second chance with Scarlets.

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The years go by quickly and he is already an established international with 16 caps for Wales.

What would it have been without his time in the British Championship? That’s hard to say but the experienced scrum half has been lyrical in the past about how Jersey has given him the platform to progress.

It has become a favorable path for Welsh players recently, and Wales Under-20 back rower Iestyn Rees, who was recently launched by Scarlets, is keen to follow in Hardy’s footsteps after signing. copper with Ampthill.

“It’s always going to disappoint you when your club tells you they don’t need you anymore,” Rees told WalesOnline.


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