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Sowden-Taylor signs for the Dragons

Guinness PRO12 Editor

15 Jul 2010


The Newport Gwent Dragons are delighted to announce the signing of Welsh international back row, Robin Sowden-Taylor on a two year deal.

The eight-times capped Grand Slam winner moves to Rodney Parade after seven years at the Cardiff Blues where he made more than 100 appearances for the capital city side.

Sowden-Taylor will bolster the Dragons’ back-row options and compete with fellow international Gavin Thomas for the number seven shirt.

The 28-year-old said: “I’m really glad to have signed with the Dragons, it has taken a fair bit of time but I felt I needed that and now I’m just happy to be here.

“The main reason for my move was to get regular rugby. That is something I have struggled with a bit with Cardiff and I don’t think I have been able to reach my full potential.

“With a World Cup coming up I really think I can push for an opportunity. I feel that if I am on top of my game I am more than capable.

“Obviously Gavin Thomas is here and he is a quality player. But the way rugby is played these days it is important that the regions have strong squads.

“There are a lot of hard games and if you look at most sides they have quality players in every position.

“I thought the Dragons had a really good season last year and I’m looking forward to being part of the side. There is a good group of players here and hopefully we can push for silverware.”

Robin Sowden-Taylor

DOB 9th Jun 1982
Birthplace Cardiff
Height 1.85 m (6' 1")
Weight 100 kg (15 st 10 lb)
Position Back Row
Honours Wales (8 caps)