ALED Brew, the Dragons' record try scorer, has retired at the age of 34.

The winger, who earned nine Wales caps and won the Sevens World Cup in 2009, headed to the Scarlets on a short-term deal in September.

He did not make a senior appearance for the west Walians but did feature against the Dragons in an A game at Rodney Parade.

Brew has decided to hang up his boots to bring to an end a superb career in which he played for the Dragons, Ospreys and Cardiff Blues.

He was arguably in his pomp in 2010/11 when he scored 16 tries for the Rodney Parade side to earn selection for the World Cup and a move to France with Biarritz.

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Brew, who also had a successful spell with Bath in the English Premiership, followed in the footsteps of his brother Nathan to make 120 appearances for the Dragons over three spells and scored 43 tries.

"After 17 years in the game I've finally made the decision to hang up the boots," he posted on social media.

"I've been lucky enough to spend half my life playing this game and I wouldn't change a thing (although my knees may disagree).

"It's given me so many opportunities and an abundance of memories and friendships that I will cherish.

"I've had the privilege of playing for a few amazing clubs with the best supporters you could wish for. I am so grateful to those who have supported me.

"I've given 100 per cent to the game and there's no denying I'm going to miss it.

"While the path of my next chapter is yet to be determined, one thing remains certain and that is that I will attack the next chapters with the same passion, commitment, graft and honesty as I did during my entire rugby career."

Brew is top of the Dragons' try charts with third-placed Ashton Hewitt, on 29, the most likely challenger to his crown.

Hallam Amos was seven back on 36 before heading for Cardiff Blues.