Newport Gwent Dragons have announced that Paul Turner’s employment with the region as Head Coach has “ceased today by mutual agreement”. The region says it would like to express its thanks to Paul for the work he has done in past years and to wish him all the very best in the future.

Turner said: “ I’ve enjoyed my 6 years at the Dragons and am immensely proud to have been involved with developing this Region. I wish all the players and staff my best wishes for the remainder of the season”

Dragons Assistant Coach Darren Edwards will take over as Acting Head Coach until the end of the season.