Hailing from the village of Cornelly near Bridgend, Lloyd came up through the ranks with Aberavon Youth before joining the Neath Academy under 21s in 2001.
A three season stint at the Gnoll saw Lloyd gaining recognition from the internationals selectors, winning an under 21 cap in a friendly game against England.
Having also represented Glamorgan County at senior level, Lloyd made the move to Sardis Road in the summer of 2003, and despite missing much of the season with a knee injury, made his mark as a mobile and combatative hooker in Ponty's premiership campaign.
Lloyd transferred to Llanharan - for whom he played a number of games on permit from Ponty - in 2005.
SWALEC Cup Final
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Atgyfodiad yn yr ail hanner yn cipio Cwpan SWALEC i Bontypridd yn erbyn Castell Nedd. Ar y maes cenedlaethol, pwy oedd arwr y dydd i Ponty? A second half revival clinches the SWALEC Cup for Pontypridd against Neath. At the national stadium who was the hero of the day for Ponty?