A day doesn’t seem to go by without there being some positive news relating to Welsh PRO14 outfit The Dragons.
Bernard Jackman’s side are coming off the back of a spirited draw at home to Ulster, a game which they really should have won. While off the pitch, they have confirmed the signing of Ross Moriarty for next season. It is also understood that the club are in talks to bring George North to Rodney Parade once his time with the Northampton Saints comes to an end this season.
In addition to Moriarty, the Dragons have also secured the signings of Rhodri Williams and Jordan Williams, both from Bristol, for next season.
Now, it is being reported by BBC Sport Wales, that the Dragons are preparing a bold bid to secure the services of none other than 70 times capped Wallaby, Quade Cooper.
Cooper has been told by his Super Rugby club, the Queensland Reds, that he is no longer needed and inevitably, this news has perked the ears of numerous clubs all around the world who would love nothing more than to have the talented, but often unpredictable, flyhalf in their ranks.
The report also understands that the club would not be able to afford both North and Cooper. Nevertheless, the signing of one of these players would be a huge statement of intent from the club who want to be the top Welsh region in five years time.
Informal talks have already taken place between Cooper and the club who are now run by the Welsh Rugby Union and also receive financial backing from millionaire businessman David Buttress who is the new club chairman.