BATH Rugby fly-half Josh Lewis will return home to Wales next season having agreed a contract with the Dragons.

The 25-year-old arrived at the start of the 2017-18 season from Welsh Premiership side Ebbw Vale, having previously been with Scarlets.

Lewis said: “I’ve loved my time with Bath this season but the chance to go back to Wales and play regular first-team regional rugby there was too good to turn down.

“I’m really thankful to the coaches and everyone here for giving me the opportunity and helping me develop. I’m focused on playing my part until the end of the season as we look to finish the season how we want to.”

Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder added: “Josh is a great young man, and whilst we will be disappointed to see him go, this is a fantastic opportunity for him.

“I’ve no doubt he’ll be a great addition to the Dragons squad, and we will wish him all the best with his future career when the time comes.”

Meanwhile, hooker Jack Walker has extended his stay at the Rec by signing a new deal with the club.

The 21-year-old has made 12 appearances for Bath since joining in 2016 and although game time has been limited through injury, Walker has impressed the coaches hugely.

Blackadder said: “Jack has a great attitude, and is a really good player to have in the squad.

“It’s been a frustrating time for him with the injuries, but he’s still made sure that he’s doing everything he can off the field to help the team prepare each week.

“He’s a very talented young man, and we’re all excited to see him back on the pitch when the time is right so that he can continue developing as a player and a leader for us.”

Walker said: “There was no real hesitation for me in staying with Bath. This is such a good environment to be in, with the coaches putting a real focus on helping us all improve to our own benefit and that of the wider squad.

“We’re a very ambitious group of players who strive for improvement every day, and I can’t wait to get back out with the team.”