Former Wales Under 20's captain Cory Hill has signed for Newport Gwent Dragons.
The lock forward has signed for the Dragons on a three year contract and has already begun training with the regional side. Alongside another promising second row Matthew Screech, he will contest the second row berths with veterans Robert Sidoli and Adam Jones
Hill has made the move back to Wales from Moseley, after becoming an integral part of the Billesley Common pack.
"I like Cory's attitude and his youthfulness," said director of rugby Lyn Jones. "We want to help fulfill his potential and Cory's signature is a step in the right direction for Newport Gwent Dragons. Cory may have a great future at the Dragons as he certainly posses' potential to be a very good player."
Hill will hit the ground running as he has already been named in the Dragons squad for this weekend's LV Cup clash against London Wasps.
Birthday boy Hallam Amos gets the perfect present with his selection on the wing for Wales ahead of Alex Cuthbert as Warren Gatland's men prepare to face England at Twickenham tomorrow in a crucial pool game of the World Cup
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.
Captain Sam Warburton admits he is devastated for Rhys Webb and Leigh Halfpenny who will both miss the World Cup due to injury but he is confident Wales' strength in depth will see his side bounce back and mount a serious challenge.
Wales assistant coach Shaun Edwards says Wales will go into the World Cup still hurting from the semi-final defeat four years ago in New Zealand. But before that, there is the small matter of Italy, tomorrow at the Millennium Stadium.
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