Regan Grace: Rugby League Sensation Turned Union Hopeful

Regan Grace Shines in Rugby League Debut with St Helens

Port Talbot-born winger Regan Grace made an electric start to his rugby league career, spending six successful years with St Helens between 2016 and 2022. During his time with the club, Grace established himself as a regular in their triumphant side, scoring an impressive 88 tries in 141 appearances.

Grace’s standout performances were highlighted by numerous accolades, including lifting the Challenge Cup in 2021 and emerging as the leading try-scorer in the competition that year. Additionally, he was instrumental in helping St Helens secure three Super League Grand Final victories.

“Regan Grace has been a revelation in rugby league, and his transition to the 15-man code will be closely watched by fans and pundits alike.”

However, Grace’s transition to rugby union has been hampered by a run of serious injuries. He initially signed with French Top 14 side Racing 92 for the 2023 season, but a ruptured Achilles during his final year with St Helens prevented him from making an appearance. A subsequent injury relapse in February 2023 further delayed his union debut.

A Surprise Call-up to the Welsh National Team

Undeterred, Grace has now signed a deal with Bath for the 2024-25 season, with an option to extend it for a further year. The versatile player, who also represented Wales in rugby league, has received a surprise call-up to the Welsh national team’s summer squad, despite yet to make a competitive appearance in the 15-man code.

While the upcoming fixture against South Africa at Twickenham falls outside the World Rugby International window, Grace will be in contention to make his debut for Wales in their July home matches against Australia. If he plays against the Wallabies, it would mark his competitive debut in rugby union, a remarkable achievement given his recent injury setbacks.

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