Owen Jenkins pens new long-term deal with Dragons

Owen Jenkins joined Dragons in 2019
Owen Jenkins joined Dragons in 2019

Dragons have confirmed that winger Owen Jenkins has penned a long-term deal with the Welsh regional club.

A former Wales Under 20 international, Jenkins started his club career with Cardiff Blues in 2013 and was part of the Wales Sevens side in 40 World Rugby tournaments.

Son of former Wales hooker Garin, Owen joined Dragons in 2019 and till date has made 11 appearances for the Rodney Parade based club scoring three tries in it.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity Dragons gave me last summer to come in and join the squad and now the faith they’ve put in me with a contract. I’m really excited by where Dragons are going and to be part of the journey going forwards, he told the official website of the club

“Playing regional rugby has been my goal, but I’m thankful for my time with Wales Sevens as I wouldn’t really have got this chance without them or had all the amazing experiences that playing Sevens has given me.”

Dragons director of rugby Dean Ryan lavished praise on Jenkins and expressed delight on his decision to remain with the club.

"Owen was given an opportunity with us at the start of the season and has taken it with both hands. He has developed his game in our environment and I’m looking forward to working with him when we return," he said.

“Our thanks go to the Welsh Rugby Union Sevens programme for the support they have given Owen and for allowing him to pursue his ambitions to secure a regional contract.”