Burton exit confirmed

First published in Latest Rugby

Newport Gwent Dragons have confirmed the departure of Italy international fly-half Kris Burton from Rodney Parade.

Brisbane-born Burton, who qualified to play for Italy through his mother, is heading back to Australia.

The 33-year-old won 21 caps for the Azzurri. He made 15 Dragons appearances during his one-season stint in Wales.

Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies said: "Kris is very professional both on and off the field. He handled himself well during the season he was with us.

"We wish Kris and his family the very best with their move back to Australia."

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3:13pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Risca1 says...

Another costly signing that never really delivered.
Another costly signing that never really delivered. Risca1
  • Score: 10

6:10pm Wed 30 Jul 14

newgalesurf says...

Don't think he was ever brought in as a first choice. More of a mentor to the young and upcoming Fly Halves.

All the best Kris. Good luck back home in Oz
Don't think he was ever brought in as a first choice. More of a mentor to the young and upcoming Fly Halves. All the best Kris. Good luck back home in Oz newgalesurf
  • Score: 8

6:24pm Wed 30 Jul 14

corpardguy says...

I understand Kris was a good team member and added to the squad in ways other than on field performances. Certainly not the worst player we (Darren) brought in.
Good luck in future projects.
I understand Kris was a good team member and added to the squad in ways other than on field performances. Certainly not the worst player we (Darren) brought in. Good luck in future projects. corpardguy
  • Score: 8

9:24pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Risca1 says...

corpardguy wrote:
I understand Kris was a good team member and added to the squad in ways other than on field performances. Certainly not the worst player we (Darren) brought in.
Good luck in future projects.
No not the worse player Darren brought in. God help us!
[quote][p][bold]corpardguy[/bold] wrote: I understand Kris was a good team member and added to the squad in ways other than on field performances. Certainly not the worst player we (Darren) brought in. Good luck in future projects.[/p][/quote]No not the worse player Darren brought in. God help us! Risca1
  • Score: 1

12:51am Fri 1 Aug 14

Robert Shillabeer says...

In some ways he is better than Tovey especially at fronting up. In that respect we will miss him if another equally capable player is not brought in. Hopefully a home grown player as we seem to be being held back on the South African signing by the WRU.
In some ways he is better than Tovey especially at fronting up. In that respect we will miss him if another equally capable player is not brought in. Hopefully a home grown player as we seem to be being held back on the South African signing by the WRU. Robert Shillabeer
  • Score: 1

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