Wales international Aaron Jarvis joins Dragons

Aaron Jarvis has played 18 Tests for Wales
Aaron Jarvis has played 18 Tests for Wales

Dragons have confirmed the signing of Wales international Aaron Jarvis from French club Clermont Auvergne.

The 31-year-old made his professional rugby debut with Bath in 2006 and switched to Ospreys in 2011 before joining Clermont in 2016. Jarvis qualified to play for Wales through his grandmother and made his debut during the autumn internationals in 2012 and overall has featured in 18 Tests with his last appearance coming in June 2016.

"I've really enjoyed my time in France with Clermont," said Jarvis.

"I feel I am returning to Wales a better player and proud of what I've achieved during my time here.

"The time feels right to return for a fresh challenge and I'm excited about joining the Dragons next season given the squad Bernard is building and linking up again with Richard Hibbard and Ryan Bevington after our time together at the Ospreys."

Meanwhile, head coach Bernard Jackman is delighted in acquiring the services of Jarvis, who will reunite with his former Ospreys team-mates Richard Hibbard and Ryan Bevington at Dragons.

"We're delighted to sign Aaron for next season. He has the pedigree, profile and talent we were looking for to boost our front row options, with a wealth of experience at regional, European and international level.

"I feel that his game and in particular his scrummaging is now even better than before having experienced the different forces and styles that the Top 14 exposes tightheads too."

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