WALES Under-18s international Jack Woods has left the Dragons academy and signed for Bath along with Welsh-qualified Kepu Tuipulotu.

The full-back/fly-half, whose father is former Cardiff hooker and ex-Cross Keys and Ebbw Vale boss Greg, has agreed to move to the English Premiership club.

The Monmouth School pupil has played for the Dragons at age-grade level and featured for Wales Under-18s in the recent Six Nations Festival.

However, he has now headed for the Rec and will study at the University of Bath along with fellow new recruits Tyler Offiah, Connor Treacey, Charlie Griffin and Tuipulotu.

“Being here at Bath is unreal and very exciting,” said Woods. “I am aware of the history of the club and looking at where the first Team is at currently and how impressive they have been over the past year, I am really excited to be here and to see what the team can do. I can’t wait to get started at Bath.”

Tuipulotu, from Pontypool, is the son of former Dragons back Sione and younger brother of Wales tighthead Sisilia.

The powerful hooker and Harrow School pupil has captained England Under-18s and joins Bath after previously being with London Irish before their financial problems.

Tuipulotu said: “I’m still young in terms of my rugby career so whether I am pulling on the shirt of Bath Rugby or that of a representative age-group, I want to be the best that I possibly can.

“In the player meeting, Johann [van Graan, head coach] talked to us about focusing day-by-day, trying to get better and that’s my passion.

"My aim is just to consistently train and play as best as I can and if I can do that then it will open new doors for me in the future.”

Offiah is the son of rugby league legend Martin, who starred for Wigan and Great Britain after playing for Rosslyn Park. He would later play in the 15-man code for Bedford and Wasps.

“For me, since a young age it has been about staying consistent and keeping that routine,” Tyler Offiah said.

“On days even when I’m not at training I still work on my game, doing repetition drills such as passing off both hands and being prepared to work hard and do things that others aren’t prepared to do.”