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    East Newport Dave wrote:
    Amber in the blood wrote:
    Mr Bump. wrote:
    "We've got to think of the future" so they replace a 25 year old with a 34 year old? What a truly thick idiot Lyn Jones really is. I wish nhe was leaving at the end of the season.
    Totally agree Mr Bump, the man is an idiot,has he improved the NEWPORT gwent dragons, not at all. Saturdays result sum's it up Bath made 12 changes, 31 minutes game over. Dan Evans at 25 is the future of NEWPORT,Lee Byrne is a good player but not the future.
    It strikes me that something has happened behind the scenes. Dan has probably fallen out with the coaches over the signing of Lee Byrne. To the doubters I would say ' remember where we were this time last year'.
    I think it's all down to budget. We can't have it all. 3 FBs is a luxury. I think Hallom Amos is seen as the future and Lee Byrne a short term measure. Personally I think you'll see him end up backs coach when DE gets fired out the door. It's a big signing in terms of name at least. He been instrumental in the success of the top side in Europe last year. He will bring alot to RP.

    I am not happy seeing Dan go but, if we want forwards too, something has to give."
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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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