FORMER Dragons fly-half Arwel Robson is heading for France from Cardiff.

The 27-year-old from Penallta has signed a "long-term deal" with Chambery in the Nationale.

The Alpine club will remain in France's third tier next season after suffering a defeat to Carcassonne at the start of the month.

Robson came through the ranks at the Dragons and impressed with Newport RFC in the Premiership.

He made his professional debut against Leicester at Welford Road in the Anglo-Welsh Cup in November, 2016 but suffered from a series of injuries that limited him to 24 appearances.

Robson then had two successful seasons in the English Championship with Cornish Pirates and earned a move to Cardiff, the team he supported from the terraces as a youngster, last summer.

However, the former Wales Under-20s playmaker has played second fiddle to fellow new signing Tinus de Beer and has made just two appearances.

Now Robson will attempt to follow in the footsteps of former Dragons 10s Dorian Jones and Sam Davies by having a successful spell in France after frustration in Wales.

Jones caught the eye with New Orleans Gold and is currently playing in Major League Rugby with New Orleans Gold while Davies is in his first season with Grenoble.

The left-footer is fifth on the points leaderboard with 202 in 21 games and is set for the play-offs for promotion to the Top 14.