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Edinburgh scrum-half Richie Rees to join Dragons in the summer

Last Updated: 08/03/13 10:48am

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Richie Rees: Returning to Wales with the Dragons

Richie Rees: Returning to Wales with the Dragons

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Wales international scrum-half Richie Rees will leave Edinburgh at the end of the season to join Newport-Gwent Dragons.

Rees will leave a year into his two-year deal, with Edinburgh keen to give rising Scottish talent more opportunities, and the Dragons wanting to recruit Welshmen.

Rees, who has nine Wales caps, has played 21 times for Edinburgh since he arrived from Cardiff Blues in the summer.

He said: "I'd like to thank the coaches, staff and fans of Edinburgh Rugby for their support this season.

"I've made some great friends here and there's a lot of talent who have the potential to be top class, and I'd like to I wish them all the best in the years to come.

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"I remain totally committed to the club for the remainder of my contract and look forward to returning to Wales and joining up with my new club mates in a very ambitious Dragons side."

Edinburgh managing director Craig Docherty added: "There are a number of young talented scrum-halves coming through the ranks at Edinburgh Rugby, who we feel are ready to take the next step as senior professionals at the club.

"This deal allows us to continue developing top quality Scottish talent, while allowing a player of Richie's quality to pursue his career in his homeland.

"Richie is a lively character and has been a popular member of the squad since his arrival in the summer last year and we all wish him all the best in Wales."

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