Luke Charteris is closing in on 100 appearances for the Dragons.
Wales second row Luke Charteris has committed his future to the Dragons by signing on the dotted line for another three years
The 25-year-old Dragons lock, who won his ninth Welsh cap against New Zealand in the Inveso Perpetual Series last month, has brought a considerable 6 feet 9 inches to the Dragons line-out and is set to make his 89th appearance against Toulouse this weekend.
Chartersis has had an impressive season so far and is thrilled to remain at Rodney Parade.
"It's been a good season for the Dragons and I believe that we've started to show signs that the team is moving in the right direction. I was delighted to sign for another three years and am confident that there will be good times ahead," said Charteris
Newport Gwent Dragons Head Coach Paul Turner is delighted that the lanky lock has put his faith in the region for a further three seasons.
"Luke been consistently good for the region and continues to impress in the boiler house of the second row. He's a great line-out weapon with huge potential and we're thrilled to have him here for a further three years," said Paul.
"We feel that we have a nucleus of players here that will serve the region in years to come and Luke is a major part of this. It's the time of year where recruitment talks are being held and hopefully we will add to Luke's signing in the near future."
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.