Dragons boss Dean Ryan has recruited his ex-Worcester assistant Mefin Davies to join the Rodney Parade coaching team next season.
The ex-Wales international hooker joined the Warriors in 2014 during Ryan’s tenure at the helm of the Gallagher Premiership club.
He continued to work at Sixways despite Ryan’s exit some years ago, but the pair will now renew their partnership with Davies – the current scrum and assistant coach at the Warriors – heading back to Wales.
“Investing in our coaching environment will improve us as a team, so it’s pleasing to announce that Mefin will be joining us next season,” said Ryan.
“I know Mefin very well after we worked together during our time at Worcester, where he guided the development of Warriors’ talented forwards.
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“He has made a real impression in the English Premiership and we now looking forward to seeing the impact he can make at Dragons.”
The 47-year-old Davies made his Test debut in 2002 in Cape Town against South Africa and featured in the 2003 World Cup. He was also part of the 2005 Six Nations Grand Slam-winning squad before becoming a development coach at Ospreys and Swansea head coach.
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