Saints centre Howard signs for Newport Gwent Dragons

Saints centre Pat Howard has agreed a deal to join Newport Gwent Dragons this summer.

Friday, 22nd April 2016, 12:08 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd April 2016, 1:10 pm
HE'S LEAVING - Pat Howard has signed for Newport Gwent Dragons

The 24-year-old South African, who can also play on the wing, has been unable to break into the Northampton team since joining the club prior to this season.

He scored in a pre-season win against Worcester Warriors and has also registered for the Wanderers, but has not made a first-team appearance.

And now the former Munster player will be making the move to Wales when the current campaign reaches its conclusion.

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“I am really looking forward to returning to play in the Guinness PRO12 and am delighted that I have put pen to paper with the Dragons,” Howard said.

“I made my first appearance for Munster at Rodney Parade against the Dragons, and I am excited to be returning there and playing in front of a great crowd.

“I am sure that there are good times ahead with young and exciting squad being assembled and I am looking forward to making the move to Wales.”