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  • "Yes but we are not going to be winning week in week out. Moral seems to be higher this season though. The 2 new signings will bring some experience as Lee Byrne might be getting on a bit and hopefully hes just not comming here for somewhere to see out the last couple of years before retiring, maybe he'll come back to try to get back into the wales squad, will be interesting to see. Deffinatly need alot more consistency, I really hope that the dragons can start to build more and more because they are better than some of the performances I see. The most important thing to do is to get behind the team as a whole and not knock the coach because someone is leaving, that decision may be beyond his control."
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Dragons confirm Dan Evans exit

Dragons confirm Dan Evans exit

Dragons confirm Dan Evans exit

Dragons confirm Dan Evans exit

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NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have confirmed that in-form full-back Dan Evans will be leaving the region in the summer.

The Rodney Parade regions have signed Wales and Lions number 15 Lee Byrne, who will be 34 in the summer, from Clermont Auvergne for next season.

They also have 19-year-old Hallam Amos, who won his first Welsh cap against Tonga last autumn, on their books, meaning that there will be no fresh deal for Evans.

“We’ve got to think of the future,” said director of rugby Lyn Jones. “Dan is a really good player and I am sure he will have no problem picking up a deal with an English or Welsh club in the future. That’s all I wish, that players move on and do as well as they can.

“I’ve made a decision that Lee Byrne and Hallam Amos will be our full-backs next year and I am sticking to that.”

Evans, 25, has been a real success since signing from the Scarlets in the summer of 2012.

He has played in 41 of 51 games and was the region’s top try scorer last season after crossing the whitewash nine times.

Amos has played most of his senior rugby on the wing but full-back is his preferred position.

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