New contracts for Dragons duo

Newport Gwent Dragons have confirmed that wing Tom Prydie and centre Ashley Smith have signed new contract extensions.

The 22-year-old Prydie joined the club from Ospreys in 2012 having already made his Wales debut while Smith, 27, is a product of the Dragons academy.

"I am delighted that both Ashley and Tom are extending their contracts with us for another three seasons," Dragons rugby director Lyn Jones said.

"Ashley is an integral part of the squad here at Rodney Parade and has proved to be a strong and natural leader, both on and off the pitch.

"Tom has shown great promise throughout his time with the region, and I am looking forward to working with him over the coming seasons. He delivers and responds to everything the coaches and I throw at him."