OUT-OF-FAVOUR Worcester Warriors scrum-half Luke Baldwin has joined Guinness Pro-14 club Dragons on a season-long loan.

The number nine signed a three-year deal with Warriors in February last year but played just 48 minutes for the club in the 2018-19 campaign.

Following his arrival from Bristol in the summer of 2015 Baldwin made his debut against Wasps in January 2016 and went on to make 36 appearances for the club, scoring four tries.

But the 28-year-old has rarely featured in Alan Solomons’ plans with his only outings coming as a replacement in the European Challenge Cup victory over Stade Francais in Paris and as a starter in the Premiership Cup match at Saracens in November.

Baldwin had a spell on loan at Harlequins towards the end of last season and was called up by England Sevens only to suffer a shoulder injury while training with the squad.

Solomons said: “This is a great opportunity for Luke to get quality game time with Dragons.”

With Sixways stalwart Jonny Arr leaving to join Birmingham Moseley, Solomons is set to have three scrum-half options for next season in Francois Hougaard, Michael Heaney and new signing Jono Kitto.

Baldwin has reported for pre-season training with Dragons where he has linked up again with former Warriors director of rugby Dean Ryan.