Wales and Dragons forward Cory Hill has taken to social media to respond to confirm that he is moving to local rivals Cardiff Blues next season.

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Dragons issued an aggrieved statement Friday night that seemed to suggest foul play regarding how Cardiff captured the highly-rated forward.

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The Dragons said: “In response to media speculation, Dragons confirm Cory Hill will be leaving the region at the expiration of his current contract after seven seasons at Rodney Parade. Dragons have asked the relevant bodies to look into the circumstances around the move.”

Now Hill has responded on social media to the move, albeit he doesn’t address the controversy around the move. “After seven enjoyable years at the Dragons, I have decided on a new challenge and opportunity. I’m hugely excited for what lies ahead next season.

“I would like to say thank you to all the Dragons faithful for their support over the last seven years. I’m very proud of my time with the Dragons and it was an honour to captain the region.

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“With the current season’s future undecided I do not know whether I will be wearing a Dragons shirt again or not, but my time at Rodney Parade has been special to me – so thank you to everyone who’s been part of my journey. More to announce soon but for now, remember to stay safe everyone!”

A graduate of the Cardiff Blues academy, Hill made his Wales debut in 2016 and was a mid-tour call-up for the 2017 British and Irish Lions in New Zealand as one of the infamous ‘Geographical Six’.

After scoring the winning try against England in February 2019 Guinness Six Nations match in Cardiff, he was included in Warren Gatland’s World Cup squad but he returned from Japan without featuring after suffering a stress fracture.

Hill resumed action for the Dragons in December and his last outing for the club came in the final group game against Enisei-STM which secured a quarter-final place in the European Challenge Cup.

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