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 on and off-field benefits of schools and colleges employing a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub initiative continue to grow with the publication of the first half term figures of the current academic year.
Despite being in a tough group for the World Series opener in Dubai, Wales 7s head coach Gareth Williams says it is an exciting challenge and his squad are in a positive frame of mind, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
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The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia