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Wales’ new first-choice centre partnership is obvious and it could be one of the best yet – #WelshSportsNews

If Cory Hill joining the Cardiff Blues was the worst-kept secret in Welsh rugby, then Nick Tompkins heading on loan to the Dragons was probably the second.

It was widely known that the breakthrough star of the Six Nations would be swapping life in London for a year at Rodney Parade while Saracens spend their weekends facing the likes of Jersey in the Championship.

Now, how much time Tompkins spends in a Dragons jersey during his time in Gwent remains to be seen. When rugby returns, there’s likely to be a fair bit of Test rugby to be played.

While that might not favour the Dragons in their use of Tompkins, for the man himself, it’ll be another chance to set out his stall on the international stage.
— Read on www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/wales-new-first-choice-centre-18493871.amp

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How the Welsh Regions are shaping up for next seasons Pro14 season…

Some quality signings and the return to fitness of big names could produce scintillating rugby for Cardiff Blues, Ospreys, Scarlets and Dragons supporters next season in Europe and the Guinness PRO14

Nick Tompkins was excellent for Wales

Nick Tompkins could soon be bringing his excellent Wales form to Cardiff Blues(Image: Ben Evans/Huw Evans Agency)

Welsh rugby fans don’t know when their favourite sport will return but there’s plenty to excite them about next season.

Some super signings have been made by the regions and other captures, like new Wales star Nick Tompkins, are being heavily touted.

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Welsh Rugby Union | Wales & Regions | Dragons lose out in Glasgow

Rhodri Williams grabbed two tries, but the Dragons still went down 34-19 at Scotstoun against a Glasgow Warriors side that moved into third place in Conference A with a bonus point win.

Acting skipper Williams gave the visitors the perfect start with an interception try in the opening minute. That forced Glasgow to dig deep and they led 17-7 at the break thanks to tries from Tim Swinson and the first of a brace from hooker Grant Stewart.

Sam Davies made a brilliant break to pave the way for his half-back partner Williams’ second try and the Dragons did well to stay in touch. In the end, though, they were outgunned by five tries to three and headed home with nothing to show for their efforts.

Davis converted two of the tries and the third came from Ashton Hewitt on the wing. Glasgow responded with a second try from Stewart in the second half and further touchdowns from centre Huw Jones and Fijian Mesu Dolokoto.

Peter Horne converted three of the home tries and added a penalty to complete the scoring and the defeat leaves the Dragons 13 points behind the Cheetahs, who were also beaten in Ulster, in the race for fourth place. The Dragons have a game in hand.

The two sides meet at Rodney Parade on Saturday in a crucial game (kick-off 5.15pm).

— Read on www.wru.wales/report/dragons-lose-out-in-glasgow/

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