Next LIVE rugby on TV
to be announced
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:30:05 +0000
  • Switch Edition
Andy Powell returns home to Newport
ESPN Staff
June 11, 2014
Sale's Andy Powell confronts Worcester's Aleki Lutui, Worcester Warriors v Sale Sharks, Aviva Premiership, Sixways Stadium, Worcester, England, October 26, 2012
Andy Powell in action during his spell with Sale © Getty Images

Newport Gwent Dragons have confirmed that Andy Powell will join them from the start of next season.

Powell, 32, has had a chequered career where his off-field activities have too often overshadowed and impacted on his sporting one. Capped 23 times for Wales, he has increasingly flitted from club to club without settling. In April 2013 he switched codes, signing a three-year contract with Wigan but this was terminated in January.

Joining Newport represents a return home for Powell who started his club career there. "I am extremely delighted to be back in Wales. I have very fond memories of playing for Newport RFC and can remember the great support we had from fans when I previously played for them," he said. "I am very excited for the challenges that lie ahead and look forward to challenging the other Welsh regions for silverware."

Dragons head coach Kingsley Jones said: "I am very excited that we are bringing Andy back to Gwent to play. He has the X-Factor and brings a lot to the team dynamics not forgetting his great ball carrying skills. He'll be coming back here to challenge the likes of Taulupe Faletau for a first-team spot as well as adding experience to the squad."

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd

Live Sports

Communication error please reload the page.

  • Swimming

    Great Britain make history with more gold medals

    Great Britain ensured they would leave Berlin with their greatest ever European Championships medal haul after another successful day in the swimming pool

  • Rugby

    Toulon put nine tries on La Rochelle

    A round-up of Saturday's Top 14 games

  • Football

    United on verge of Di Maria deal

    Manchester United are on the brink of signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid, sources in Spain and England have told ESPN, although the final details of the transfer must still be agreed

  • Formula 1

    Marciello clinches epic maiden win

    Raffaele Marciello overcame Stoffel Vandoorne in a pulsating wheel-to-wheel duel to register his first victory in GP2 in the feature race at Spa-Francorchamps

  • Football

    We've learned from last season, say Wenger and Flamini

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes desire and resilience earned his side a late point in their 2-2 draw with Everton on Saturday, while midfielder Mathieu Flamini believes his team-mates have learned from last season's shortcomings

Sponsored Links
Make $170 in 60 seconds!
Google Vs Facebook, 60 sec. knock out! Choose a champion, Become a Winner!
Make $25 in 1 Minute!
Start trading with the biggest broker! Register now to receive $25 for FREE!