Pontypridd RFC signed Wales U20’s outside half Josh Phillips from the Scarlets ahead of the 2023/24 season.
Josh, who is from the Rhondda played for Pontypridd Juniors and won the Dewar Shield with Rhondda Schools when he was younger. Josh then represented Cardiff Blues U16’s and went unbeaten whilst playing for that particular age grade side. He then progressed to the Blues U18’s and was called up to play for Wales U18’s just prior to the Covid-pandemic putting a stop to all rugby-related activity.
A player of undoubted talent, the Scarlets snapped him up on a long-term contract when he was 17 years old and whilst with the West Wales region Josh played for the Scarlets ‘A’ team and represented Wales U20’s in the Six Nations and 2022 Summer Series. He made his debut for the Scarlets’ senior side in a pre-season friendly against Bristol Bears, all whilst cutting his teeth in the Welsh Premiership for Llanelli RFC for two seasons between 2021-2023 – winning the accolade of being the club’s top points scorer in the 2022/23 campaign.