Ian Gough signs Newport Gwent Dragons deal

Ian Gough of the Ospreys charges upfield during the Heineken Cup match between Ospreys and Stade Toulouse at the Liberty Stadium on December 15, 2012
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Newport Gwent Dragons sign former Wales lock Ian Gough from London Irish ahead of next season.

Newport Gwent Dragons have signed former Wales lock Ian Gough from London Irish for next season.

The 37-year-old, who has played 64 times for his country, has penned a one-year deal with the Dragons.

Scottish prop Dave Young, 29, has also joined the club on a two-year contract.

"Recent reports on Welsh regional rugby have been very negative but I see the Dragons as being one of the positives to come out of it," Gough told Newport's official website.

"The squad have come so far under Lyn Jones's guidance this season - it's great to see that sleeping giant has finally been awoken."

Gough joined London Irish on a short-term deal back in September.

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