Welsh teen star earns senior contract with Gloucester
NEWS: Louis Rees-Zammit, considered one of the hottest prospects in Rugby Union, has been rewarded for his strong form with a long-term contract by English Premiership side Gloucester.
The 18-year-old Welsh wing – who this season became the youngest ever Premiership hat-trick scorer – said he hoped the contract would help him achieve his goal of playing for his national team.
Rees-Zammit has received glowing praise this season and Wales coach Wayne Pivac could select him for the holders’ opening Six Nations match against Italy on February 1.
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“My dream is to represent Wales at an international level, and I just want to keep working hard to achieve this goal, along with helping Gloucester Rugby reach our ambitions for success,” he said in a club statement.
Johan Ackermann, the club’s head coach who guided them to the play-offs last season and has them on course for another appearance this term, said Rees-Zammit is on course for a great career.
“For his young age, Louis has a very mature attitude, a willingness to work hard, and a commitment to rugby,” said Ackermann.
“If he stays humble and stays hungry to improve, I have no doubt that he has an extremely promising career ahead of him,” added the 49-year-old South African.