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Last Updated: Monday, 31 May, 2004, 10:22 GMT 11:22 UK
Carving up the Warriors
BBC Sport looks at the fate of the playing squad from the now-defunct Celtic Warriors regional side.

THE BACKGROUND
Gareth Cooper
Lynn Howells: The experienced coach is a loss to Welsh rugby
Destination: Leonessa

Allan Lewis: Talented backs coach
Destination: Blues regional rugby director

Mefin Davies: Offers quality and consistency at hooker
Destination: Neath RFC

Cory Harris: The Kiwi is one of the most street-wise flankers in Welsh rugby
Destination: Newcastle Falcons

Sililo Martens: Abrasive Tongan scrum-half
Destination: Sale

Kevin Morgan: The injury-plagued full-back is world class when fit
Kevin Morgan
Destination: Dragons

Matthew Rees: Promising young hooker
Destination: Scarlets

Maama Molitika: Powerful Tongan flanker always found on the front foot
Destination: Harlequins

Richard Parks: A grafter able to play anywhere in the back row
Destination: Leeds Tykes

Arwel Thomas: The fly-half's contractual situation was complicated after a recent move from Pau
Destination: Scarlets

Nathan Budgett: Wales international who can play anywhere in the back five of the pack
Destination: Blues

Gethin Jenkins: Hugely promising young prop, able to play either side of the scrum
Destination: Blues

Robert Sidoli: Considered one of the few locks in Wales with world-class potential
Destination: Blues

Deiniol Jones: The lock went on Wales' summer tour after a superb season
Chris Horsman
Destination: Blues

Lee Thomas: One of the most talented young fly-halves in Wales
Destination: Blues

Ceri Sweeney: The Wales fly-half was wanted by all the regions
Destination: Dragons

Gareth Cooper: The Wales scrum-half has enjoyed a superbly consistent season
Destination: Dragons

Jon Bryant: Powerful, hard-running inside centre
Destination: Dragons

Gareth Wyatt: Wing or full-back offering consistent class at club and regional level
Destination: Dragons

Sonny Parker: Current Wales centre, can play at 12 or 13
Destination: Ospreys

Brent Cockbain: Abrasive Aussie-born Wales second-row, known as 'Disaster'
Destination: Ospreys

Ryan Jones: The back-row man is considered one of the most talented young forwards in Wales
Destination: Ospreys

David Bishop: A powerful young centre tipped for Wales honours
Destination: Ospreys

Chris Horsman: Perhaps the most complete tight-head in Welsh rugby
Robert Sidoli
Destination: Worcester

Aisea Havili: Hugely talented Tongan wing who had a disappointing season in 2003/4
Destination: Scarlets

Richard Bryan: Always impressive at the back of the Warriors scrum
Destination: Dragons

Dafydd James: Lions three-quarter
Destination: Harlequins

Mark Lewis: The back-row man is thought to have a big future
Destination: Blues

Shaun James: Talented young three-quarter
Destination: Blues

Matthew Nutthall: Wales Under-21 star at full-back and wing
Destination: Blues

Richard Mustoe: Promising young wing who ousted Aisea Havili from the Warriors side last season
Destination: Bridgend RFC (also a development officer for the club)

Nick Kelly: Hard-grafting, back-five forward
Destination: Newport RFC

Andrew Joy: Back-up Warriors hooker
Destination: Bridgend RFC

Christian Loader: Former Wales international prop
Destination: Bath

NOTE: Gareth Thomas agreed his move to Toulouse before the demise of the regional team. Neil Jenkins has retired, whilst Paul John has retired from regional rugby and will play for Pontypridd RFC.





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