ADAM Warren has signed a new Dragons contract that will keep the dependable centre at Rodney Parade until at least 2021.

The 28-year-old from Burry Port has been an influential member of the squad since heading east from the Scarlets in the summer of 2015.

Warren started all 30 games in his first season at Rodney Parade and has racked up 91 appearances from a possible 117, slotting in at both inside and outside centre as well as covering on the wing.

South Wales Argus:

The back, who won his solitary Wales cap against the Barbarians in 2012, follows fellow stalwarts Lewis Evans and Matthew Screech in agreeing fresh terms.

Warren has battled for starts with Wales centre Tyler Morgan, Jack Dixon and Jarryd Sage and will help in the development of Under-20s international Aneurin Owen over the coming campaigns.

"I'm really pleased to get the new contract signed. I'm still enjoying my rugby for the Dragons and challenging myself to keep developing and improving," said Warren.

"We have a young squad with plenty of ambition to help the region achieve success."

South Wales Argus:

Like his predecessors Lyn Jones, Kingsley Jones and Bernard Jackman, head coach Ceri Jones has frequently called on reliable Warren

"Adam has become a firm fans' favourite during his time at the Dragons, due to his consistently strong performances every time he wears the jersey, so this is excellent news for us," said Jones.

"He is a very versatile player, gives everything in training and on match days, so is a valuable member of our squad."

Caretaker boss Jones is in charge of shaping next seasons squad while the board mull over whether it will be the former Wales prop or a new man that succeeds Bernard Jackman, who was sacked in December.

Wales wing Hallam Amos' departure to Cardiff Blues was confirmed last week and the Dragons are in talks over fresh deals with a number of first team regulars.

Wing Ashton Hewitt, centre Sage, openside Nic Cudd and props Brok Harris and Lloyd Fairbrother are among those who are approaching the end of their contracts, while former Springbok Zane Kirchner and ex-Wales playmaker Gavin Henson are likely to leave.