Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Dragons swoop for duo

Rugby Union

Newport Gwent Dragons have strengthened their pack with the signings of Tom Brown and Nathan Williams.

Former Scarlets prop Williams, 27, will return to his homeland following a stint with Championship side Moseley while back-rower Brown, also 27, has been capped by Wales in rugby league and joins from the Cardiff Blues.

"These are two important signings for us," said Dragons forwards coach Danny Wilson. "I worked with Tom for two seasons at London Welsh and he is a great ball-carrier with a fantastic turn of pace."

He added: "He was unfortunate on joining the Blues last season that a knee injury prevented him from cementing his place in the squad early in the season but he has put in some strong performances since his return to fitness. He has a great character and his work ethic will fit in with the boys really well.

"Nathan's a strong scrummager. The Moseley pack has a reputation for its dominance and Nathan has been an important part of that. He will bring extra competition for places in the front row and of course he is a Welshman and it's great to be bringing him home."

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