Nick Tompkins and Dragons agree terms
Dragons are delighted to announce that Wales international centre Nick Tompkins is to join the region on a year-long loan.
The 25-year-old – who made his international debut earlier this year - has put pen to paper to join the Men of Gwent from English Premiership side Saracens.
The loan move has been finalised with the full support of the WRU and Wales national coaching team and we look forward to welcoming Nick to Rodney Parade in the coming weeks.
Dean Ryan, Director of Dragons Rugby, said: “We’re delighted to be able to welcome a player of Nick’s calibre to the region.
“He has enjoyed success in a Saracens shirt and he brings that winning mentality and attitude, as well as enjoying a fresh environment and competition in which to challenge himself.
“Nick’s experience will undoubtedly bring out the best in those around him in our squad and we know he will leave an indelible mark on his time at Rodney Parade.”
Capped by Wales in all four games during the 2020 Guinness Six Nations, Tompkins scored a try on his debut against Italy at Principality Stadium in the opening round of matches.
Tompkins has won four English Premiership titles and three European Champions Cup titles during his career with Saracens.
Tompkins said: “I am really looking forward to joining the Dragons.
“The region is clearly making great progress, under the guidance of Dean Ryan, and I am really excited about contributing to the cause.”
A former England Under-20 international, who won the 2014 Junior World Championship, Tompkins also represented England Under-18s and Saxons, but qualifies for Wales because of his grandmother.
Tompkins made his first team debut for Saracens in the LV= Cup against Leicester Tigers in November 2012
He helped Saracens win four Premiership titles in five seasons (2014/15, 2015/16, 2017/18, 2018/19), three European Champions Cup titles (2015/16, 2016/17, 2018/19) and LV=Cup in 2014/15.
Tompkins scored a hat-trick in 28 minutes against Gloucester on his 100th appearance for Saracens in the 2019 Premiership rugby semi-final.