Aberdare born Craig Locke represented Cynon Valley clubs Abercynon and Mountain Ash at junior and youth levels before progressing to the Mountain Ash senior squad in 2006.
Gaining a deserved reputation as a hard grafting forward in tight and loose, Craig was invited to turn out on permit for Pontypridd towards the end of their 2009 – 2010 Premiership campaign.
Those performances did more than enough to earn Craig a permanent placement in the Pontypridd senior squad for the following season.
Locke went on to establish himself as a key performer, a set piece ball winner and an enforcer in the loose, making 137 appearances for Pontypridd before departing to join Merthyr in the summer of 2015.
Craig Locke: Lock 137 appearances 2010-2015