SCOTLAND STAR DOUGLAS JOINS CARDIFF

By Ian Tabor | 03/06/2014

SCOTLAND STAR DOUGLAS JOINS CARDIFF

Cardiff RFC is delighted to announce the major signing of former Scotland international prop forward Bruce Douglas in a player/coach role.

Front row Douglas will bring a vast amount of experience and his undoubted talent to the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park club after a playing career that has taken in successful spells in France, England, Scotland and Wales.

Edinburgh-born Douglas started his career at Harlequins and has enjoyed time at Borders Reivers, Llanelli Scarlets, Montpellier Herault, Worcester Warriors, Bristol Rugby and most recently at Newport Gwent Dragons.

Douglas – who stands 5ft 11in tall and weighs 18st 2lb - has appeared on 43 occasions for Scotland, making his debut against Romania in 2002 and scoring his first try in 2003 against Wales.

The 34-year-old will combine playing at Cardiff RFC with a coaching role as he works with the next generation of front row stars coming through the ranks.

“I’m excited about joining Cardiff RFC and being able to combine playing with helping the young guys coming through the system,” he said.

“There are undoubtedly some talented young props at the club and by coaching the scrum I hope to pass on what I have learnt over the years.

“I’m settled in the area with my family and, crucially, I still feel I can offer something as a player and still enjoy it.

“However, I do feel I will be better served in a part-time environment now and I can manage my body and ensure I can still really offer something every time I step out on the field.

“I know the scrum half Tom Slater from my Bristol days and have spoken to him about the club and the direction it is going in,” he added.

“It is an exciting time under the guidance of Simon King. There are good vibes about the future and big plans so I’m really looking forward to being a part of that journey.”

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