Wigan Warriors and Wales rugby legend Ben Flower joins the West Wales Raiders in preparation of the 2022 season.
Ben Flower won three Super League Grand Finals, one world club challenge and 2 league leaders shields with Wigan. The Cardiff-born prop won 17 caps, captained his country against England in 2009 and played for Wales in the 2011 Four Nations and 2013 World Cup. Flower made 250 Super League appearances, 184 of them with Wigan, where he won three Grand Finals and a Challenge Cup.
Flower commented on his new appointment with the club “ I can’t wait to get involved with the Raiders, the club has the same outlook on how big rugby league can be in Wales and I want to be involved in it, I am living proof that a welsh player can play at the top and I think there are so many more out there that can do the same and with my new position at the Raiders I feel we can do something special in growing the game both on and off the pitch.
Raiders part owner Peter Tiffin added “I am really pleased that Ben has joined us here at the Raiders, his knowledge of the game will be so valuable as he has played at the top of the game for so many years. Ben has so many fantastic ideas to grow the club further and wants the club to achieve much more on the pitch, his appointment is exactly the right fit in the direction of the club’s plans.