Rhys Patchell rugby player
Rhys Patchell rugby player

Rhys Patchell

17th May 1993 1.91m/92kg Fly Half

Gaining international honours at U18 and Wales Sevens the Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf product has stormed onto the domestic scene with a man-of-the-match performance at fly half on his RaboDirect PRO12 debut against the Newport Gwent Dragons at the beginning of the 2012/13 season.

Patchell was awarded Cardiff Blues most promising player of the year in 2013, followed by a call up to the Wales senior squad for their summer tour in Japan.

Rhys went on to get his first cap for Wales in the tour of Japan in 2013. Patchell is a regular starter for the Blues and his third in the all-time scoring records with Nicky Robinson and Leigh Halfpenny currently ahead of him in the standings

Patchell signed for the Scarlets ahead of the 2016-17 season from the Cardiff Blues where Patchell has played since 2012, scoring 615 points in his 83 appearances.

Before his departure from Cardiff, Patchell was the Guinness Pro12’s leading points scorer with 175 points in 2015-16.

The Welsh speaking fly half is known for his willingness to attack the line, bolstered by his blistering pace and an eye for space.

In December 2017, Patchell put pen to paper on a new deal with the West Wales region, he has made 34 regional appearances since joining ahead of the 2016-17 season.

He made his home international debut against South Africa in the same month, winning his 5th cap for Wales & Patchell was then named in the Wales 2018 Six Nations squad.

Patchell made three appearances and was included in the Wales squad for the June Tests v South Africa and Argentina.

As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Patchell has had 29 European Cups appearances scoring 6 tries and 203 points.

Patchell heads into the 2018 November International with 10 test caps.

Ahead of the 2019 Six Nations, Patchell has had 3 previous 6 Nations appearances and scored 6 points.

JW May 18
ML 31/01/19

Career

wales Wales
Fly Half
2013 - present
scarlets Scarlets
Fly Half
2016 - present
cardiff Cardiff Blues
Fly Half
2012 - 2016