The Argentine international scrum half Gonzalo Bertranou will remain a Dragon after agreeing on terms to extend his stay with the Men of Gwent.
The 26-time international, who played for Los Pumas at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, joined Dean Ryan’s men in February in a season-ending deal with the option to extend it.
The 27-year-old has made seven appearances with Dragons, now agreed to extend the link and will remain with Rodney Parade as the team continues to take shape for the 2021/22 season.
Dean Ryan, Director of Dragons Rugby, said: “Gonzalo has been a revelation for us since he arrived and we are very happy that he is staying with us. It has really increased the competition for the number 9 jersey and helped bring out the best in players like Rhodri Williams. “
“His international experience and skill set are also beneficial for the development of our young players. Gonzalo helps us to allow us to play a game quickly and clearly enjoys the environment and seeks to push himself in a new competition. “
Bertranou was happy for the renovationn: “I’m happy to stay and continue my rugby journey with Dragons,” he said. “I enjoyed playing in a new tournament and the atmosphere that we have here, with a close team pushing each other.
“It has been an unusual time to move to a new country, but they have received me very well and now I hope that the fans will return and play for them in Rodney Parade,” in reference to the next game that will be able to have an audience present.