Newly promoted Aviva Premiership Rugby Union side the London Welsh have secured the services of their captain Jonathan Mills for the long term by securing him to a contract that will see him play for The Exiles at least until the next two seasons. The flanker joined the club back in 2007 after a spell with the Scarlets after spending a season on loan at the club and has been a mainstay at the club since signing on a permanent deal.
Mills was one of the pillars of the promotion campaigns undertaken by The Exiles from the RFU Championship to the Aviva Premiership and the club has rewarded its skipper for sticking to the club in spite of it struggling in the second division of English professional rugby during his stint with the club. And Mills himself was extremely excited at being able to sign a new long term contract with the club.
According to the flanker, he absolutely loves the club, adding that he has been here so long that he even feels as much a part of the club as the furniture. He went on to add that the London Welsh occupy a special place in his heart and he has lots of happy memories during his time with the club and is looking forward to many more memories.
Mills also stated that he has made plenty of friends at the club and they took to him and his wife when they first moved there. On the rugby side of things, he added that he was extremely pleased that the club would be playing in the Aviva Premiership, because a club of this stature didn’t belong in the second division.
During his 6 year spell with the club, Mills has played a total of 41 games and has scored 11 tries.