GRAM Slam winner Mefin Davies has agreed to join Dean Ryan’s coaching team at the Dragons this summer.

The former hooker, part of Mike Ruddock’s all-conquering Wales team during the 2005 Six Nations, will help coach the forwards.

Davies, 47, will leave his current role as scrum and assistant forwards coach at Worcester Warriors to join the backroom staff at Rodney Parade.

Dragons boss Ryan said: “Investing in our coaching environment will improve us as a team, so it’s pleasing to announce that Mefin will be joining us next season.

“I know Mefin very well after we worked together during our time at Worcester, where he guided the development of Warriors’ talented forwards.

“He has made a real impression in the English Premiership and we are now looking forward to seeing the impact he can make at Dragons.”

Davies won 38 caps for Wales and represented a host of clubs including Pontypridd, Celtic Warriors, Gloucester, Leicester Tigers and Ospreys.

He made his Test debut against South Africa in Cape Town in 2002 and featured at the 2003 World Cup.

Following his retirement from playing, Davies worked as a development coach at Ospreys and head coach at Swansea, before joining Worcester, during Ryan’s Sixways tenure, in 2014.

“We would like to thank Mefin for the valuable contribution he has made to the club and wish him all the very best in his new venture," said Worcester director of rugby Alan Solomons.

"The club has matters in hand for Mefin’s replacement."