RICHIE REES RETURNS :: 08 Mar 10:25

Dragons bring Rees back home

Newport Gwent Dragons are pleased to announce the signing of scrum half Richie Rees.

Rees will be joining the Dragons over the summer on a 2 year contract with the Men of Gwent.

Making his international debut in 2010, the former Blues half back will be returning to his home country after a season north of the border with Edinburgh.

“I’d like to thank the coaches, staff and fans of Edinburgh Rugby for their support this season,” said Rees

“I’ve made some great friends here and there’s a lot of talent who have the potential to be top class, and I’d like to I wish them all the best in the years to come.

“I remain totally committed to the club for the remainder of my contract and look forward to returning to Wales and joining up with my new club mates in a very ambitious Dragons side.”

“We are delighted to be signing a player of Richie’s caliber,” said Dragons Head Coach Darren Edwards. “It has been well documented that we have a great deal of potential at scrum half in Jonathan Evans and an experienced game controller in Wayne Evans. But we are looking to strengthen and make many positions in our squad competitive to improve our performance”.

“Richie is a proven competitor on both the international and regions stage and has desire to come to the Dragons to make an impact”.