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Christopher Davies ex Welsh international prop has returned to rugby league after a short spell away from the game.

He began his rugby league career with the Crusaders under 18 side, in his two year spell with the Crusaders under 18’s he was a member of their National Youth League winning side in 2009 when they beat favorites Leigh Miners Rangers 32-0 in the Final.

He is a Wales under 18 international and won his first full cap in the friendly against Italy in October 2010.

Chris has also had plenty of club experience both for the Crusaders and the South Wales Scorpions before a long-term injury hampered his chances for continuing his time in the game. Chris also known as Dog decided it was the right time to return to the game and has been heavily in contact with the Raiders new coach Aaron Wood on joining up with the squad.

New signing Christopher Davies spoke about becoming a Raider.

“I signed for West Wales Raiders because I wanted to get back in to Rugby league after playing it for years for the Celtic crusaders, Wales under 18s and having a full cap along side wales legend Thomas. I think I can bring experience and physicality to the Raiders and my strongest asset is my ball skills and tackling, I love a good head on collision it's what I play the game for I absolutely love to tackle! My goals for this season is to play as much game time as my body can possibly take, help the Raiders get a lot more wins in this season and hopefully get more than any professional Welsh rugby league outfit have managed before. I also am working towards getting back into the Welsh squad at the end of the season. I am nearing my prime now so if I don't give it 100% and my full commitment right now it will never happen so I got to make it happen again this year and if I manage to stay injury free and fit I believe I can make it happen with the help of our new coach Aaron wood who I'm also looking forward to working with and learning from his experience in the game.”

Raiders Head Coach Aaron Wood added “Chris is a great signing for us, he has a lot of experience especially with his time in the Welsh camp and with the Crusaders, I’m hoping he will guide our young forwards around the park and also add the extra aggression that we need as a squad.”

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