Dragons sign Wales lock Will Rowlands from Wasps

Will Rowlands will play in Pro14 next season
Will Rowlands will play in Pro14 next season

Dragons have secured the signing of Wales international Will Rowlands ahead of 2021/22 season.

The 29-year-old has been with Wasps since his professional rugby debut in 2014 but will head to Rodney Parade at the end of the ongoing season that will make him eligible to represent Wales when his current contract ends as they have a policy of selecting players plying trade overseas only with 60 or more Test caps.

Rowlands has spent seven seasons with Wasps and is nearing on a 100 appearances for them. He has also represented them in 73 Premiership games and was part of five Tests for Wales - all of it coming last year.

“I’m very excited by the move,” said Rowlands. “It’s a new chapter for me, having only played my rugby at one club, so I’m looking forward to some new experiences and challenging myself in a new environment.

“It’s a young group at Dragons with some real potential that has already made good strides forward under Dean (Ryan) and the rest of the coaches.

“I’m looking to playing my part and contributing from next season so we can improve as a team and as a group of players".

Rowlands also thanked Wasps for their support over the years and is looking to finish the season on a high.

“I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone at Wasps for giving me the opportunities and helping me develop over the last seven years at the club,” he added.

“Wasps will always have a special place in my heart, and I will certainly be giving everything to the jersey to try and finish the season strongly.”

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