FLY-HALF Angus O’Brien has joined the Scarlets after leaving the Dragons.

The 23-year-old from Caerleon spent the latter part of this season with Wales 7s and represented his country at the Commonwealth Games.

Former Wales Under-20s international O’Brien, who was on the books of Southampton FC as a youngster, made his Dragons debut in September, 2014 and arguably his finest moment came the following month in Paris.

A late call-up for Jason Tovey, the fly-half pulled the strings expertly to upset Stade Francais 38-22 in the European Challenge Cup.

O’Brien made 70 appearances for the Dragons and the right-footer finished as the overall top scorer in the regular PRO12 season in 2016/17.

However, his last appearance under new head coach Bernard Jackman came against Bordeaux-Begles in January and he will now move west to provide competition for Rhys Patchell and Dan Jones at the Guinness PRO14 champions.

He is joined in heading for Llanelli by Welsh-qualified loose forward Ed Kennedy, who arrives from Randwick in Australia.

Head coach Wayne Pivac said: “As this season has showed, it is vitally important to have strength in depth across the squad as international call-ups have an effect on player availability during autumn and Six Nations windows.

“Both Angus and Ed are two young guys looking to continue their development and make a mark on the professional stage.

“Having young players pushing the seniors and starting team is what drives the whole squad and helps us to be competitive.

“We look forward to welcoming both to the region and to see them continue to flourish over the coming months and years.”