United Rugby Championship: Dragons appoint Dai Flanagan as head coach

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The Dragons have announced the appointment of Dai Flanagan as their new head coach, as he arrives from Welsh rivals the Scarlets.

Flanagan was backs coach at the Scarlets but will make the move to Rodney Parade ahead of 2022/23 to work under director of rugby Dean Ryan.

Welsh switch

The 36-year-old is delighted to make the switch between the two United Rugby Championship sides and is looking forward to being a head coach.

“I am excited to be joining Dragons and putting my mark on the team and how we play,” he told the Dragons‘ official website on Tuesday.

“I am keen to build on the foundations that have been put in place and enhance and develop our performances.”

Scarlets general manager Jon Daniels added: “Dai has been a valued member of our coaching pathway and then senior team since he joined the Scarlets eight years ago.

“Since we became aware that Dai was being considered for the role of head coach at Dragons and that he was keen to embrace this opportunity, both the Scarlets and Dragons have been able to work together to allow a talented young Welsh coach the chance to take up this position.”

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