Rhys Carre was included in the Rugby World Cup training squad as an uncapped player along with his former Cardiff Blues clubmate Owen Lane. His selection came at a time when he had announced he would be leaving Wales and joining European and English champions Saracens for the 2019/20 season.
Born and bred in the Welsh capital, he learned his rugby at Corpus Christi High School, Cowbridge Comprehensive and St Joseph’s RFC. He captained the Wales Under 18 team and went on to play 14 times for Wales at Under 20 level.
His senior rugby education came with Cardiff while he was learning the ropes in the Cardiff Blues Academy. He made 26 appearances for the Blue & Blacks over four seasons and also turned out for the Cardiff Blues Premiership Select XV and Cardiff Blues A.
He broke into the Blues set-up in the 2018/19 season, making 18 appearances and making his Guinness PRO14 and Heineken Champions Cup debuts.