Record appearance-maker Lewis Evans has spoken of his pride in representing Dragons throughout his entire career – on the day he announced his decision to retire from professional rugby.
Legendary forward Evans has made 236 appearances in all competitions for the region since his debut in 2006.
The 33-year-old has now made the decision to call time on his impressive career at the end of his current contract.
With the support of the Dragons, Evans broke the news in his long-standing column with the South Wales Argus and reflected on his time at Rodney Parade.
He said: “I've made 236 appearances for the Dragons since my debut against the Scarlets and I've been fortunate to play alongside some great players – notably with Lions Toby Faletau and Dan Lydiate in the same back row, not to mention god knows how many other quality players I've had to compete against.
“While I've never won a medal, there have been some good times I can look back on, seeing many places with some good people and playing against top quality opposition all over Europe in a variety of different competitions.
“I've had chances to play elsewhere but I'm proud to have spent my entire career at the Dragons and to have made more appearances than anybody else.
“I am still passionate about the game and my aim is and always has been to go into coaching after being involved with the Dragons age-grade teams and Newport RFC in the Premiership over the years.”
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I've had chances to play elsewhere but I'm proud to have spent my entire career at the Dragons and to have made more appearances than anybody else...