FORMER Dragons fly-half Jason Tovey is heading home to Wales – with Cross Keys in the Principality Premiership.

The 28-year-old, the record points scorer in the Rodney Parade region’s history, is currently with Edinburgh after moving to the Scottish capital in 2016.

He earned a full-time contract after impressing on loan but boss Richard Cockerill announced in February that he would leave the Guinness PRO14 side at the end of the season.

The left-footer has turned down offers from England, France and Italy and opted to drop down from the professional ranks and return to Pandy Park while starting a career outside rugby.

Tovey played youth rugby for the Keys and, after playing his Premiership rugby with Bedwas and Newport as a Dragons academy prospect, returned to the club to pull the strings in the 2012 British & Irish Cup final defeat to Munster A in Cork.

The playmaker had two spells with the Rodney Parade region, making his debut in 2008 and then returning in 2013 after an ill-fated season with Cardiff Blues.

Tovey, who used to practice his kicking at Waunfawr Park close to Keys' ground, moved past Ceri Sweeney’s points total of 570 in 2013 to move to the top of the Dragons chart and had a tally of 951 when he left for Scotland.

Head coach Morgan Stoddart is thrilled to have secured the services of such an experienced campaigner for next season, when relegation will return in the Premiership.

“Jason will bring a lot of class to our side,” said the former Wales and Scarlets full-back. “His kicking percentage is up there with the best 10s in the PRO14 and he is vocal and organises well.

“His experience will give us a boost because we have a number of young backs and after speaking to him, he still has the hunger. I think that he just wants to enjoy playing his rugby again after being on the fringes.

“It was surprising to get the message from him about playing for us but it took me about 20 seconds to get back to him! It is massive for the club to bring in a player of Jason’s quality.”