THE Dragons have signed a second new scrum-half for next season by agreeing a deal with Rotherham’s Rhodri Davies, writes Chris Kirwan.

The 26-year-old from Crymych signed for the Titans last summer after previously being with Llandovery RFC, making 65 appearances for the Church Bank side.

The Wales sevens international enjoyed three outings for the Scarlets before heading over the border to play in the English Championship but will return next summer to battle with fellow new recruit Rhodri Williams for the 9 jersey.

"I can’t wait to link up with the Dragons,” said Davies. “After speaking to [head coach] Bernard Jackman I’m looking forward to coming back to Wales as it’s an exciting time to get involved and join the talented young Welsh players already at Rodney Parade.

“Given the brand of rugby Bernard wants his team to play it will suit my style."

Jackman, who currently has scrum-halves Sarel Pretorius, Charlie Davies, Tavis Knoyle on the books as well as youngsters Dan Babos and Owain Leonard, believes he has signed a potential gem.

“Rhodri may have been out of sight, out of mind, but if anyone has been watching Championship rugby this year they can see that him, Rhodri Williams and Jordan Williams, who have both signed for us from Bristol, are all talented players that are performing at a high level consistently,” said the head coach.

“We want to bring in players with ability that can back it up from week to week, so to bring Rhodri back to Wales is great.

“Rhodri knows where the try line is, he’s got Wales Sevens experience too and we’ve seen with some of our other players the positive impact that format of the game can have on player development.”