JASON Tovey has returned to Cardiff Blues from the Dragons with a point to prove says his boss John Mulvihill.

The 30-year-old from Risca returned for a second spell in the capital this summer after he wasn't offered a fresh Dragons contract.

Tovey was an unused replacement for the Blues' thrilling 31-27 win at the Southern Kings last weekend and could enjoy a reunion with Edinburgh, where he played between 2016 and 2018, at the Arms Park on Saturday.

The Dragons' record points scorer left Rodney Parade for the Blues in 2012 but endured a torrid time, making just 13 appearances and returning to Gwent the very next season.

After losing Gareth Anscombe to the Ospreys, Mulvihill moved to add to his options at10.

"Last time Jason was at the Blues he didn't get a good run of it, so he has come back with a point to prove and has trained well and fitted in with the group," said Mulvihill.

"We thought that Jarrod Evans would be away at the World Cup, and he went very close to doing that," continued the Australian.

"We knew that we would have a hole there because Ben Thomas has covered 10 at Under-20s before but played 12 last year.

"We didn't really have a ready-made replacement to come through and Jason was out of contract at the Dragons and has scored over 1,000 points in the PRO14.

"He is 30 and level-headed, while we've got a lot of young kids coming through so for me it was a pretty easy decision to bring him into the club.

"In pre-season we saw that he is a really good footballer who knows the game and can back himself, so he will be good for us."