Cardiff Rugby scrum half Lewis Jones has joined Dragons Rugby on a short term loan deal.
The academy product, who came through the pathway to make his senior debut in 2011, makes an immediate switch to Rodney Parade and initially links up with the Newport-based outfit for the first half of the campaign.
Half back Jones has made 120 appearances for the club, while also representing Wales at age grade and sevens.
The 28 year old adds to the Dragons’ scrum half rank that also includes Rhodri Williams, Dan Babos, Tavis Knoyle and Gonzalo Bertranou, who is currently away with the Argentina squad for Los Pumas’ Rugby Championship campaign.
Director of rugby, Dai Young, said: “We feel that this is a great opportunity for Lewis to get game-time and it’s a move that makes sense for all parties.
“We’re blessed with a highly competitive scrum half unit here in Cardiff with two internationals in Tomos and Lloyd Williams alongside promising youngsters such as Jamie Hill, Ellis Bevan and Ethan Lloyd, who are all performing well in training.
“With Gonzalo Bertranou currently away on international duty, Lewis has the opportunity to go to Newport for a few months and look to make his mark while maintaining match sharpness.
“We wish him the very best and hopefully it’s a move that will be very beneficial for him in both the short and long term.”