DRAGONS great Brok Harris could get a Rodney Parade send-off next week after signing for the Stormers.

The 36-year-old has signed a short-term deal with the South African side and started at loosehead in their 34-18 defeat to Munster at Thomond Park last weekend.

Harris was a mainstay of the Dragons pack after arriving in November 2014 fresh from winning the Currie Cup with Western Province.

He racked up 143 games over seven seasons and was a key figure in 2020/21 but hadn’t been offered a fresh contract as the end of the campaign approached and made the decision to return home with his family.

Harris has now penned a deal to play in Europe in the United Rugby Championship with the Stormers and made his 94th appearance for the club in Limerick.

South Wales Argus: BACK: Brok Harris returns to the Dragons' line-up to face Glasgow

“It is good to be back, seven years is a long time, it is just good to be in this environment again with all the youngsters that are coming through,” said Harris.

The Stormers head to Edinburgh in round four before becoming the first of the new South African quartet to face the Dragons, heading to Newport on Friday, October 15.

Harris was denied a Rodney Parade farewell in front of fans because of the coronavirus pandemic but could now get a rousing reception as an opponent.

“Brok has got massive experience, he has over a hundred games in Wales, very close to a hundred for the Stormers and more than that for Western Province and he is a leader in the group, he knows these conditions and the opposition so that was a no brainer for us,” said coach John Dobson.

The Dragons signed former Glasgow prop Aki Seiuli to replace Harris and the Samoa loosehead has started both URC fixtures. He is fighting Greg Bateman, Josh Reynolds and Aaron Jarvis for the 1 jersey.