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Morgan rejected Dragons for Bristol

02nd June 2014 10:30

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SKY_MOBILE Matthew Morgan

Pastures new: Matthew Morgan

Wales fly-half Matthew Morgan has no regrets about signing with Bristol for next season after being selected to tour South Africa.

Morgan was a surprise inclusion for the tour after impressing in the Probables v Possibles trial, with Warren Gatland backing the 20-year-old to flourish on the harder pitches.

Morgan revealed that he had received an offer to join Newport Gwent Dragons before opting to joining Bristol, who are coached by former Ospreys boss Sean Holley.

"It was a bit disappointing from the Ospreys end but I met up with (Bristol management team) Sean Holley and Andy Robinson and it interested me," Morgan told the South Wales Evening Post.

"I like the way Bristol play their rugby. They have blitzed things this season and hopefully they will keep playing that brand of rugby.

"I did have an offer from Newport Gwent Dragons but not the Ospreys. I just decided I wanted a change and a new challenge.

"Because I haven't been in the Welsh set-up before, I thought I had nothing to lose by going to England. I thought I'd just go and give it my best shot."

Bristol were tipped for promotion back to the Premiership but face a mountainous task to overcome their 19-point deficit against London Welsh in the second leg.

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