Ryan Elias rugby player
Ryan Elias rugby player

Ryan Elias

7th Jan 1995 1.85m/112kg Hooker

The academy product plied his trade with Carmarthen Quins and featured for Wales U20s before coming to the fore with the Scarlets senior side.

The Scarlets hooker has had standout campaign at the west Wales region more than filling the boots of Welsh star Ken Owens when the skipper was away on international duty.

His graph has been rising steadily ever since.

In May 2017, an uncapped Elias was named in the Wales squad for the two-Test summer tour.

December 2017 saw him sign an undisclosed-length contract extension to remain at Scarlets.

In May 2018 he was named in Wales Summer Tour squad and added to his two test caps.

As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Elias has had 15 Champions Cup appearances.

Elias went into the 2018 November International with 5 test caps.

During the 2018/19 season, Elias reached his milestone of 100 games for Scarlets.

Ahead of the 2020 Six Nations, he was named for the Wales squad with a total of 9 caps.

In April 2021, Elias signed a new deal with the Scarlets.

In the 2021/22 season, Elias made a further 11 appearances for Scarlets scoring two tries as well as 11 appearances for Wales where he scored three tries in the Autumn Nations Cup.

2022/23 thus far has seen Elias making another six appearances for Scarlets and two for Wales in the Autumn Nations Cup.

Ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2023, Elias has been named in the training squad for Wales.

ML July 2023


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2013 - present
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wales Wales
2017 - present
wales Wales U20's
2015 - 2017