Having previously been allocated to both Llantrisant and Cardiff, Palmer moved to Pontypridd in 2009. He quickly established himself as a solid scrummager and a high impact player in the loose, with call ups following to represent the Blues at senior level and the Barbarians.
A move to the Gwent Dragons senior squad followed in the summer of 2010, initially on loan but then on a permanent basis.
Twelve months on and Palmer was surprisingly released by the Newport-based region as part of their squad review, opening the way for a return to Ponty colours.
Pontypridd are delighted that 23 year-old Pat Palmer will now once more be signed up to their ranks. His undoubted ability as a scrum anchorman and an industrious performer around the field, enhanced by the experience he has gained at senior regional level, will provide a huge boost to the club's ambitions