Cardiff Blues are set to sign young Worcester Warriors and Wales U20 fly-half Luke Scully as another exiled Welshman returns to the right side of the Severn Bridge, according to The Rugby Paper.
The 19-year-old has been at Sixways for two years having initially been part of the Ospreys age grade system. Hailing from the village of Banwen in the Upper Dulais Valley originally he played for his local club and Neath Athletic as a junior before entering the regional development pathway and picking up Wales U18 honours.
A long-term quad injury ruled him out of action for much of last season but he has returned to the field this year, earning praise for his performances with Worcester’s A team, the Cavaliers, with former Scotland fly-half and now Worcester Academy coach Gordon Ross describing his showing in a 47-15 win over Sale Jets as ‘outstanding’.
At 6ft and around 90kg Scully describes himself as “more of a controlling No.10 like Owen Farrell and Dan Biggar rather than a running fly-half like Beauden Barrett”, admitting he loves the “contact and tackling side of the game”.
That injury last season deprived him of his first year of U20s action, but he finally made his debut in Wales’ defeat to Italy on Friday night, entering the fray with five minutes to go.