SCRUM-HALF Charlie Davies, the man who scored the Dragons’ winner in their European upset at Gloucester, is to retire from professional rugby, writes Chris Kirwan.

The 28-year-old has spent this season with Northampton after leaving Rodney Parade and made five appearances for the Saints, including a cameo off the bench in the 48-14 win against the Dragons in the European Challenge Cup in December.

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The Saints, who will aim to confirm a place in the Gallagher Premiership play-offs next weekend, confirmed last week that Davies would be leaving the club.

And the scrum-half revealed on Twitter that he will be retiring as a pro, writing: “What a blast, thank you for all those who have been a part of my journey but looking forward to the next chapter in my life!”

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Davies spent three seasons at the Dragons after signing from Wasps in 2015 and made 54 appearances.

The Welsh-qualified half-back was a popular member of the squad and provided one of the region’s most memorable moments at Kingsholm in 2016.

Davies peeled away from a driving maul to stun the Shed in the famous 23-21 European Challenge Cup quarter-final victory in the West Country.