NEWPORT Gwent Dragons provide four members of the Wales squad for their tour to America and Canada next month.

Kevin Morgan, Ceri Sweeney, Ian Gough and Luke Charteris are in the tour party.

Wing/centre Hal Luscombe and hooker Steve Jones would also have gone had it not been for injury.

Morgan has enjoyed a great season. He scored two tries in the rout of Scotland at Murrayfield and the clincher in the glorious finale against Ireland. He also got 14 for the Dragons, 12 in the Celtic League to be the league's top try scorer by four, taking his total to a personal record of 17.

Sweeney was a regular Wales replacement throughout while Charteris played in the autumn and Gough against Italy.

Wales will be captained by Mark Taylor, the Blaenavon-born former Pontypool centre, who will win his 50th cap on tour and is joining Sale from Llanelli Scarlets. He is preferred to ex-captain Colin Charvis.

"Mark is a senior player who has the total respect of players and management and is the ideal guy to bring on some of the youing players," said Wales coach Ruddock.

"I've chosen not to reinstall Colin so that he can concentrate on playing and rediscovering his Autumn form after missing the entire Six Nations through injury."

Ruddock takes outside half Matthew Jones and wing Chris Czekaj from Wales' under-21 Grand Slam winning team, though Newport scrum half James Ireland just misses out. Saracens prop Ben Broster, capped at under-18, 19 and 21 level, also goes as does former Newport player Alix Popham.

"Ben was particularly impressive against an outstanding Leicester front row, he's technically an excellent scrummager and we hope he'll show us he can step up on the tour," said Ruddock.