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Young stars commit to Dragons

23/02/2021

Dragons have today secured the future of the region’s brightest young talent with four young players signing new contracts at the region.

Second row Ben Carter, centre Aneurin Owen, prop Chris Coleman and fly half Will Reed – all products of the Dragons Academy - have all committed their long-term futures.

Dean Ryan, Director of Dragons Rugby, said: “We are pleased that four of our brightest homegrown talents are staying with us in the long-term.

“We look forward to all four players continuing to develop in our environment over the coming years.”

Lock Ben Carter has enjoyed a breakthrough season at Dragons, making his senior debut in the Guinness PRO14 clash with Munster in November and his first start at Glasgow Warriors a month later.

The 20-year-old - who has represented Wales at Under-18, Under-19 and Under-20 level – has already made nine appearances this campaign.

Centre Anuerin Owen, 20, made his debut in the Heineken Champions Cup clash at Bordeaux-Begles in France in December – becoming the 300th player to represent the region at the same time.

The highly-rated centre – a mainstay of the Wales Under-20s set-up in recent seasons – has now made four senior appearances.

Prop Chris Coleman, 22, made his debut for Dragons in 2018 in the Judgement Day clash with Scarlets.

The tighthead made his eleventh appearance for the region in the Guinness PRO14 clash with Leinster Rugby last week.

Fly half Will Reed, 19, is part of the senior squad this season after excelling for the Dragons Academy at age grade level.

Will is currently part of the Wales 20s set up building towards the Six Nations in the summer.

We are pleased that four of our brightest homegrown talents are staying with us in the long-term... We look forward to all four players continuing to develop...
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