Former Keys and Newport playmaker lands job at Scarlets

Scott Sneddon breaking through for Newport against Pontypridd in 2012 <i>(Image: Newsquest)</i>
Scott Sneddon breaking through for Newport against Pontypridd in 2012 (Image: Newsquest)

FORMER Cross Keys and Newport fly-half Scott Sneddon has been appointed as transition and academy head coach by the Scarlets.

Sneddon has been in charge of Loughborough University’s men’s team since the start of 2021 but will now head to Llanelli.

The 37-year-old, who played for Keys in 2007/8 and the Black and Ambers in 2012/13, cut his coaching teeth with Rosslyn Park in England before heading to Hong Kong where he worked as attack and kicking coach with the national side.

Scott Sneddon said: “I’m looking forward to getting started. Having chatted to Dwayne and Jon Daniels I am excited by their long-term vision for the club and the role of the academy and the younger players in that.

“The Scarlets region has a proud history of producing homegrown talent, not just for the professional game, but international rugby as well – up there as one of the best in the UK.

“It is a fantastic opportunity for me to be working with talented young players, similar to the university age I have been coaching, and also alongside the senior and academy coaches at the Scarlets.”

Sneddon will work alongside pathway manager Kevin George at the Scarlets.