Thretton Palamo has seventeen caps for the Eagles and played much of his club rugby in Europe, becoming somewhat of a journeyman.

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Palamo has played for Biarritz Olympique, Saracens, London Welsh, Bristol Rugby and now the Dragons, having also taken a sabbatical during this period to continue his studies.

He arrives at Rodney Parade as injury cover for Sam Beard and Tyler Morgan.

Beard suffered a shoulder injury against Edinburgh two weeks ago, while Morgan took a blow to the ribs in the win over Connacht last Friday night.

Bernard Jackman head coach of the Dragons said:

“He is a really good athlete, he is powerful and strong and has been surrounded by good environments since when he was with Saracens as well as during his time at the American 7s programme for the Olympics.

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“I know him from when he was with Saracens and he’ll be a good addition to the squad, I look forward to seeing him play. He will be included in the match-day 23 for Ulster.”

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