Highly-rated prop Jack Cosgrove has today put pen to paper on a deal to join Dragons Rugby.
Cosgrove, 24, moves to Rodney Parade on a two-year contract and will be reunited with Forwards Coach Ceri Jones, who worked with him during his time at Worcester Warriors.
The loosehead is a product of the Worcester Warriors Academy, where he joined the senior ranks before moving to Edinburgh Rugby in 2015.
The Coventry-born forward spent two years in the Scottish capital before moving to Bristol in 2017 where he was part of a Championship-winning squad in his first season.
A big ball carrying prop – who also had playing spells at London Scottish and Doncaster Knights – Cosgrove returned for a second spell at Worcester in November last season.
“I’m really excited about the move,” said Cosgrove. “There is a real buzz around the region with the recent appointment of Dean Ryan. It’s a fresh start for me and I really want to be playing every week.
“I know Ceri (Jones) from our time together at Worcester and he spoke passionately about the future at the region. But I know there will be no favours because we’ve worked together, I need to show what I can do from day one.
“I’ve got to get my head down and work hard in pre-season to impress and put a marker down. It’s an exciting prospect and I’m just looking forward to getting started.”
Forwards Coach Ceri Jones added: “Jack is a talented young prop that I know well and who is very keen to now push on with his career.
“He has all the attributes to make a big impact at the Dragons and we feel he will really benefit from our environment, where he can learn from the senior forwards and also show his true potential.
“We’re looking forward to him linking up with us for pre-season and making a very positive impression over the coming seasons.”