Wales international hooker Bradley Roberts has officially linked up with the Dragons RFC tour party in South Africa.
Roberts, who featured for Wales in the international Test with Georgia this autumn, flew out to link-up with the Men of Gwent on Monday.
Dragons have now travelled south as they prepare to face reigning champions the DHL Stormers in Round 9 of the BKT United Rugby Championship this Saturday afternoon (kick-off 12noon UK).
Head Coach Dai Flanagan said: “Bradley met up with the squad in Johannesburg and joined us on the flight to Port Elizabeth. He will be around the match day squad.
“It’s great to have him with us. The more quality players we can have around the group the better and we expect a few more to join us for the European game.
“Several boys were involved in three or four games for Wales so it’s important they get some down time.
“With the intensity of international rugby, we must manage them for the rest of the season.
“It’s the mental stress and expectation that takes it out of you so they will go away and take some time before they come back into the group in the coming weeks.”