BROK Harris hailed an emotional ending to the Dragons chapter of his career after he helped make it a frustrating night at Rodney Parade for the fans that roared him on for seven seasons.

The prop made a return to his old stomping ground for the Stormers and secured one more win on Newport soil.

The 36-year-old left last summer after 143 appearances for the club, unable to say goodbye to the Dragons fans because of the coronavirus pandemic.

However, he returned to the Stormers and enjoyed a swift return to Newport; he was cheered as he went on to warm-up, led the visitors out and received ovations both when he was replaced at the death and at the final whistle.

South Wales Argus: RETURN: Dragons great Brok Harris in action for the StormersRETURN: Dragons great Brok Harris in action for the Stormers

“It was unbelievable. I got closure by playing in front of the Rodney Parade faithful and on top of that there was a victory for the Stormers, although I'm gutted for the Dragons,” he said.

“The ovation was pretty special, it was hard leaving without a proper farewell so I was privileged to be able to stand there and say goodbye to the fans, as well as goodbye to a great chapter in my life and my family’s life.”

Harris was to the fore in a dominant second-half performance by the Stormers, who put the squeeze on in the tight to go from trailing 10-9 to winning 24-10.

“We knew that the Dragons would be physical and that we would have to be up for it,” he said. “As South Africans we like that physical encounter, they brought it to us but luckily we could match that.”

South Wales Argus: RETURN: Dragons great Brok Harris in action for the StormersRETURN: Dragons great Brok Harris in action for the Stormers

It was a first win in the United Rugby Championship for the Stormers after they were edged out by Benetton, gave Munster a scare and drew at Edinburgh.

It came after round three wins for the Sharks at the Ospreys and Bulls at Cardiff.

“We are working hard off the field and adjusting to the northern hemisphere style of play,” said Harris.

“Every week we are improving and Friday meant a hell of a lot on our last game of the tour before a break. I was just glad for the boys after all of the hard work that we are putting in.”