Originally from Llandovery, Emyr Phillips grew up playing for the town’s junior rugby teams. He joined the Scarlets in 2008 and made his debut in a league match against Ulster in May 2009. He has previously played for Llandovery and UWIC.

In his Scarlets career to date, he has made over 100 appearances and scored an excellent solo try on the occasion of his 100th cap against Italian rugby side, Benetton Treviso. Away from rugby, he has a degree in Sport and PE from UWIC and is also a keen cricketer and darts player.

Emyr has captained the Scarlets on a few occasions, taking the reins for the first time in an LV= Cup clash against Leicester Tigers in February 2013.

In May 2013 he was selected in the Wales national rugby union team training squad for the summer 2013 tour to Japan and he made his international debut against Japan on 8 June 2013.

Emyr became involved with Noah’s Ark Charity, when the young daughter of a friend was diagnosed with a brain tumour and was treated at Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales. He says “ It’s essential for the children of Wales to receive the best medical care possible. I’m very proud to be associated with Noah’s Ark Charity and their strive to make the Children’s Hospital for Wales one of the best in the world.”