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Tovey signs for Welsh club team
Former Cardiff and Dragons fly midfielder Jason Tovey has signed for Welsh club side Ynysddu.
The Caerphilly club finished top of the Division Two East last season, winning all eight of their matches, and are looking to go one better next season by bolstering the ranks with superstar signing Tovey.
Tovey, 33, who most recently played for Cardiff Rugby, has announced that he will retire at the end of the campaign and will now occupy a position as a player / coach with Ynysddu.
They wrote on their Facebook page: “The club is happy to officially announce that former Dragons, Blues and Edinburgh midfielder Jason Tovey will sign for the DDs.
“He has spent the last year or so helping with coaching and recently announcing his retirement from professional rugby. Tovey has chosen to double up and work as a player / coach at Ynysddu.
“Jason will bring high level experience and knowledge to our back line and we as a club are very excited to see what could happen next season.”
Cardiff Rugby tweeted: “@ jtov10 keep going! We can’t wait to see you in action for @YnysdduRugby! Pob lwc and diolch Jason!”
Tovey had two stints with Cardiff, three with the Dragons and a stint up in Scotland with Edinburgh. Tovey previously played for Newport RFC, Bedwas and Cross Keys on an amateur level.
Mo’unga plans to leave Nz
All Blacks star Richie Mo’unga has revealed his plans to leave New Zealand after the end of next year’s Rugby World Cup.
The 28-year-old has signed a one-year contract extension with the NZRU, which will keep him tied until the end of the 2023 global meeting.
And he has now made it clear that he plans to look abroad when his contract expires.
“I certainly think so,” Mo’unga told the New Zealand Herald. “Another reason for the one-year signing with NZ Rugby was to allow me to look at opportunities abroad and see what somewhere like Japan has to offer and keep my options open, whether that’s one or two seasons there, and maybe come back to New Zealand and hopefully play for the Crusaders and All Blacks.
“I want to experience a different culture with my family. Taking my wife and kids to Japan would be wonderful to experience something different and a different style of rugby. “
Winger leaves Cardiff for Cornish Pirates
Redeemer Alex Everett has joined Championship club Cornish Pirates, signing a one-year contract with the Cornwall outfit.
The 25-year-old winger joins the Cardiff RFC Pirates, having previously played for Newport and Cardiff University.
Everett, who is a recruiting consultant, also appeared in Cardiff’s clash with Toulouse in the Champions Cup after the Arms Park side were left without 32 players, who were forced to quarantine in either London or Cape Town after the troubled trip to South Africa back en. December.
Everett came off the bench to make his only appearance for Dai Young’s side against the French side. However it is with Cardiff RFC where he has forged his reputation and Pirate Coach Louie Tonkin is looking forward to working with him.
“Alex is a very physical man, a real handful with good genealogy, who is exactly the kind of back player we’re looking for,” Tonkin said.
“Very physical both sides of the ball, he has gained real experience with Cardiff RFC, played for Cardiff Rugby. And to be ambitious is eager to take his chance in the Championship and push forward.”