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Ulster hooker Bradley Roberts heading 'home' to the Dragons

Bradley Roberts is to leave Ulster for the Dragons in the summer.  The move is somewhat inevitab...



Bradley Roberts is to leave Ulster for the Dragons in the summer. 

The move is somewhat inevitable, since the hooker made his debut for Wales as a substitute in November's 23-18 defeat to South Africa in Cardiff.

Roberts himself was born in South Africa, but qualifies for Wales through his paternal grandmother.

“We’re really pleased that Bradley will join us and that he sees Dragons as the right environment for him to keep improving,” said Dean Ryan, Director of Dragons Rugby.

“Bradley obviously has international aspirations, as he makes the return to Wales, and we look forward to him competing for selection from next season.”

26-year old Roberts added, "I’m really excited by the challenge ahead of me. It’s a new opportunity and, after only a few seasons at this level, I’m determined to keep moving forward.

“I spoke to Dean about the Dragons and it’s a young group that are building for the future. I’m eager to add to that and be a part of that journey.

“The move to Dragons means I can also keep pushing to be part of the Wales set-up. I’ve only just started with that, and I want to add to those experiences.

“I’m looking forward to linking up with the Dragons, but for now my focus remains on Ulster, the next few months with Wales and a strong end to this season.”

The move will leave Ulster somewhat light on options at hooker. Injuries to Roberts and Tom Stewart earlier in the winter led to them drafting in Declan Moore from Munster on a short-term deal.

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