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Former Welsh international Ian Gough will join Pro 12 side Newport Gwent Dragons for the 2014-15 season.

Currently with London Irish, the former Ospreys lock had retired from professional rugby in September, before being tempted back to rugby by Aviva Premiership side Irish.

Gough, 37, started out at Newport RFC, where he played over 130 times until 2003, joining the Dragons in the Celtic League, when Welsh rugby was regionalised.

He has since gone onto play for the Ospreys, before retiring in September 2013, only then to return just weeks later to help with injury problems at the Exiles.

The second row has stayed in retirement for Wales though, finishing in 2010 with 68 caps to his name.

Gough was a part of the Six Nations Grand Slam-winning squads of 2005 and 2008, but only managed to play at the 2007 World Cup, where Wales suffered an early exit in the group stages.

He has agreed a one-year contract at Newport Gwent, where he will be joined by Scottish tight head prop David Young.

Young, 29, has signed a two-year deal from Greene King IPA Championship side Jersey.
Despite having clubs like Leicester Tigers, Gloucester, Leeds Carnegie on his CV, Young has yet to be capped for Scotland’s senior side.

Having previously played in the Pro 12 with Edinburgh, the Belfast-born prop will be looking to improve the Dragons next season, who sit in eighth with just five games to go.


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