Derby days excite new Dragon Nick Tompkins

Date published: August 11 2020

Dragons star signing Nick Tompkins has been impressed with the environment at the Welsh region as he looks forward to making an immediate impact at his new side.

Tompkins has made the switch to Rodney Parade from Saracens on a year-long loan and quickly settled into his new surroundings at the PRO14 outfit.

And the Wales international is keen to make an early impression for Dean Ryan’s men with the restart of their season less than two weeks away.

“It’s been really good here since I arrived, settling in with all the new players and coaches,” the centre told the Dragons’ official website.

“I’ve been really impressed with the set-up and how we have dealt with the lockdown and how we are still trying to learn as best as we can.

“I want to contend internationally and I wanted to play here in Wales so it was a no-brainer to join the Dragons.

“This region is, albeit young, aspiring to do great things and that mentality is important.

“I feel very fortunate that I can be here to try to push things forward by doing the very best that I can.”

He added: “We want to come out of this period strongly, achieve as much as we can during this time and be as pro-active as we can be before we start playing again.

“It will be great to see what these derby days are all about.

“You hear a lot about them in the camp so I am excited to get started and be involved in these games.”