Wainwright took up rugby at 17 years-old making the move from football to rugby, as he joined his local team Whiteheads RFC.
Following his time captaining the rugby team at Bassaleg High School, the youngster joined Cardiff Met University Rugby team and was looking forward to playing in the Principality Premiership with Newport RFC, however this changed when was called into the Dragons senior squad.
In March 2018, the Academy product signed his first senior contract by committing his future to the Dragons.
In May later that year he was named in the Wales squad for the 2018 June Tests and will look to make his debut on Tour.
Wainwright heads into the 2018 November International with 1 test cap.
JW May 18
ML Oct '18
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