Sam Davies: Dragons sign fly-half from Ospreys

Sam Davies was the 2013 World Rugby Junior player of the year
Sam Davies was the 2013 World Rugby Junior player of the year

Fly-half Sam Davies has signed for Dragons on a two-year contract after deciding to leave Ospreys.

After Wales fly-half Gareth Anscombe joined Ospreys from Cardiff Blues and with Luke Price staying at the Liberty Stadium, Davies has decided to leave.

Davies, 25, played the last of his eight Tests for Wales in June 2017.

"I've taken my time to carefully consider the different options for my future rugby career and this move is one I am excited about," Davies said.

"I was impressed when I met [new Dragons director of rugby] Dean Ryan and speaking to him about the pivotal role he wants me to play at Dragons.

"He clearly knows his rugby and has a lot of experience to bring into the environment. It's exciting to have discussed the direction and vision for Dragons rugby going forward.

"Staying in Wales and a commitment to Welsh rugby was a key part of that decision, as I still have ambitions to play for my country and that will continue to be a focus and help drive me forward.

"I want to compete and play at the highest level and I'm hopeful with a new Wales coaching set-up that I will get an opportunity again in the future, if I'm playing at the top of my game."

Davies scored 836 points in 150 games for Ospreys after making his debut against Dragons in January 2012.

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