Nick Tompkins makes Saracens return after loan stint with Dragons

Nick Tompkins played 14 games for Dragons during his loan stint
Nick Tompkins played 14 games for Dragons during his loan stint

Saracens have confirmed the return of Wales international Nick Tompkins following the conclusion of his loan stint with Dragons.

Tompkins has been with Saracens since his professional rugby debut in 2013 and went on to play over 100 times for the club.

With the club had to face an automatic relegation at the end of the 2019/20 season for a series of salary cap breaches, Tompkins went on to sign a loan deal with Dragons for the 2020/21 season and made 14 appearances for them with their campaign coming to an end following a 43-39 defeat to Northampton in the round-of-16 European Challenge Cup last weekend.

The 26-year-old was also part of Wales' Six Nations winning squad this year and went on to feature in the games against Ireland and Scotland taking his tally to 10 Test appearances since his international debut in February 2020.

“The club are delighted to welcome Nick back from his loan spell with the Dragons,” said McCall to Saracens' official website.

“He is one of a number of our home grown players who will be key in the development and progression of the club and we are looking forward to working with him again.”

Dragons Director of Rugby Dean Ryan lavished praise on Tompkins over his performances with the Welsh regional side.

“Nick has been fantastic during his time with us, combining playing for both Dragons and Wales," he told Dragons' official website.

“In unusual times, Nick has made a big impression on us all and also benefitted from challenging himself in a new competition and environment. He leaves with our very best wishes for the future.

“Our thanks also go to Saracens for fully supporting Nick’s loan move to us over the last year.”