SAM Davies says he is committed to the Dragons after speculation linking the playmaker with a move away from Rodney Parade.

The Dragons have negotiated 25 per cent pay cuts with their squad for the next year because of the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis.

The Rodney Parade hierarchy still need to thrash out the paperwork with individual players and a report suggested that their playmaker, who arrived from the Ospreys last summer, had failed to agree and was considering an immediate move to England.


The 26-year-old captained the Dragons on his return to the Liberty Stadium in the 20-20 Guinness PRO14 draw on Sunday and denied he is looking to the exit.

“I am extremely happy here,” said Davies, who missed an 80th minute conversion to win the game. “There is an ongoing process at the moment but, like I said, I am extremely happy here and I am enjoying my rugby.

“There is no reason to leave and I am looking forward to what the future holds with the Dragons.”

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Davies signed on a two-year deal that expires next summer and is sure to have suitors.

The fly-half earned a recall to the Wales squad last season, playing in the uncapped fixture against the Barbarians and earning a late call-up for the Six Nations, and would have to put his Test career on hold if he accepted an overseas offer.

The Dragons will look to get the contract sorted for 2020/21 and then discuss a longer term deal.

“That’s an ongoing process for however long it will take,” said Davies, who won the last of his eight caps against Samoa in 2017. “There will be negotiation taking place soon and that’s when the decision will come.

“I don’t want to make my decision too early but I still have ambitions to play for Wales and I am extremely happy at the moment. We are building something special and we will see what unfolds.”