Phillips, Chris

Phillips, Chris

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Chris Phillips is sponsored by: GMB Union


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A product of Rhydyfelin RFC, Christopher Phillips came up through the club's junior ranks, winning international honours with Wales at under 16 level.

Having spent a season with Beddau Youth, Chris returned to Rhydyfelin in 2010 to play for the senior team, still eligible at youth level.

Considered as one of the best up and coming prop talents in the SWALEC leagues, Chris was invited to train with, and to play on permit for Pontypridd, making a senior Premiership debut in the away game at Newport.

As Ponty endured a spate of front row injuries, Chris was duly signed up to the senior squad mid season in November 2010.

Making his mark as a powerhouse prop in both tight and loose, Chris Phillips was drafted into the extended Blues European squad during the 2013 - 2014 campaign.

Chris went on to make 127 appearances for Pontypridd, scoring 4 tries, before returning to his local club Rhydyfelin in the summer of 2016 for one season, during which he helped the club win promotion to the Championship. In the summer of 2017 Chris made the move back to Sardis Road.