Signing any international player to your side is an added boost, and that is exactly how the South Wales Scorpions, a Welsh side feel – confirming the signing of Scottish international Shae Lyon-Fraser, who previously played for Super League side, the Wigan Warriors.
Lyon-Fraser, who was born in Glasgow, made his full, official Scottish debut last year follwoing a rapid rise through the ranks.
Having already played for the Scorpions in 2012 because of the dual registration contract the club had agreed to with Wigan, Lyon-Fraser will now move to the Scorpions permanently, after some fantastic games for the club last year.
We’re delighted to have signed Shae for the 2013 season. I’m sure that he will be a fantastic asset to the side and I know that he is welcoming the potential to play first team Rugby League throughout 2013,” said Scorpions coach Dave Clark.
“Shae’s signing means that we now have the potential to have players in five World Cup squads at the end of the year. James Tutuila is a Tongan international, Chris Vitalini has ambitions to play against Wales at the Millennium Stadium for Italy, Haydn Peacock has Irish grandparents and has declared his interests for the men in green, plus of course we have a number of Welsh international players.
“We’re now all looking forward to our first match of the season, against London Skolars at The Gnoll in Neath this Sunday.”
Lyon-Fraser’s departure as the full blessing from Wigan, who wish him all the best in Wales as he gains first team-experience.
“This is a great opportunity for Shae to get some first team experience and we wish him well at the Scorpions,” said John Winder, the Wigan Warriors Head of Youth Development.