RaboDirect PRO12: Newport Gwent Dragons trio sign new contracts

Last Updated: 19/11/13 12:05pm

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Lyn Jones: Pleased to sign three players to new deals

Lyn Jones: Pleased to sign three players to new deals

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Newport Gwent Dragons trio Ross Wardle, Jack Dixon and Dan Way have signed extended deals to keep them at the club until 2017.

Winger Wardle moved to Rodney Parade from Bedwas last season and scored his first Dragons try in their victory over Bath last season.

"It's a proud moment because this year has been like a trial for me but it has paid off as I have pledged to the club until 2017," Wardle told the club's official website.

"I am excited to be playing for the Dragons and hopefully I can help the club out with a few more wins."

"I can now 100 per cent focus on my game rather than worrying about contracts. I am really looking forward to playing here over the next three years."
Dan Way

Dixon became the youngest player to make a Welsh regional rugby appearance when he came off the bench against Wasps in October 2011 aged 16 years and 313 days and he too has agreed a new deal.

"It's really exciting to have signed for another three years," he said.

"It's a great club and they have done a lot for me since I started so I look forward to being here for the next few years."

Focus

Prop Dan Way played for Swindon, Pontypool and later Blackwood before making the move to Newport and he too has committed his future to the club.

"It's great that I have re-signed for the Dragons," he said.

"I can now 100 per cent focus on my game rather than worrying about contracts. I am really looking forward to playing here over the next three years."

Director of Rugby Lyn Jones was pleased the trio had signed new deals as the club looks to build for the future.

"It's important that we identify key players. All these players have potential and now have an opportunity to show consistency and improve on their skills this season," he said.

"I am very pleased with the direction of Newport Gwent Dragons and it's crucial that we get the right people on board. These three players have big futures ahead of them in the game.

"In recent years, Gwent have failed in supplying players into the National squad and we must reverse that trend.

"My target is to dramatically increase our current contribution by the end of my tenure here."

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