PONTYPOOL have signed playmaker Dai Langdon for their upcoming promotion push in the WRU Admiral National Championship.

The 33-year-old has signed for Pooler after leaving rivals Neath and will push Matthew Jarvis for the 10 jersey while also being able to slot in at centre.

The Abergavenny-born back came through the Dragons academy, represented Wales at Under-20s level and played for Cross Keys and Ebbw Vale, who he helped to the Premiership title in 2016.w

"I am over the moon to have joined Pontypool and am ready for the coming season," said Langdon. "I'm proud to be a part of a club steeped in so much history.

"The club's uncompromising reputation is something I've come up against many times and I can't wait to be a part of it in a pivotal season and the challenges it brings."

Shaun Connor, who has returned to Pontypool to be Leighton Jones' backs coach, is confident Langdon will add to their firepower.

"He has been a stand-out performer in the Premiership over a number of years," said the former fly-half.

"If it wasn't for rotten luck with injuries in his younger days then he would've had a good chance of being a professional rugby player.

"He can play 10 or 12 and has the ability to put others into space with a great passing game. He also has a sweet left-footed kicking game, which will add great value to the team."

The Championhip season gets under way on September 3 with Pooler heading to Maesteg Quins while Bedwas host Glamorgan Wanderers and Cross Keys travel to Ystalyfera.

There is a key clash in the title race on opening weekend when Neath entertain champions Bargoed.