WALES sevens international Lloyd Lewis has signed for Pontypool ahead of their push for the Principality Premiership.

The 21-year-old speedster from Croesyceiliog came through the ranks at the Dragons but was released at the end of last season without making a regional appearance.

Lewis, who has been mixing rugby with studying journalism, media and English literature at Cardiff University, has been snapped by the WRU National Championship champions as they attempt to return to the top flight.

The winger has played in 28 sevens games for Wales on the World Rugby Series, scoring seven tries, and also shone for the Dragons in the shortened format.

Lewis played most of his 15-a-side rugby for Cross Keys in the Premiership but before heading to Pandy Park he had a short spell at Pooler as a 17-year-old.

“Lloyd is a proven Principality Premiership performer and his experiences at the top level of Welsh club rugby and further afield will be valuable in our aim of securing promotion next season,” said backs coach Matthew Jones.

“Lloyd’s decision to pick Pooler, after rebuffing many other offers, demonstrates just how much he cherished his previous stint with the club and how motivated he is to help the club continue its progression.

“Lloyd understands what Gwent rugby is all about and his ability to inject further firepower into our already solid backs division will provide many opportunities for us to accumulate points at crucial moments next season.”