LLOYD Fairbrother will aim to overtake Dragons legend Adam Black to be top of the props after signing a new two-year contract.

The 29-year-old tighthead is in his seventh campaign at Rodney Parade and has earned a extension through to 2023.

The Cornishman, whose mother is from Blaenavon, arrived from Exeter Chiefs in 2014 and has been a firm fixture in matchday 23s.

Fairbrother has racked up 138 appearances and is fourth on the list of Dragons props. First-choice loosehead Brok Harris is currently one ahead of him, Phil Price made 159 appearances and Black is in first with 163.

Fairbrother, set for a sixth consecutive start against Glasgow at Principality Stadium on Sunday, will have a shot at that after establishing himself as Wales tighthead Leon Brown's deputy.

South Wales Argus: Dragons tighthead Lloyd Fairbrother

“I’ve made my home in Wales, made my family here and I’m really enjoying my time as a Dragon,” he said.

“Dean (Ryan, director of rugby) has made this a place where every day you strive to get better and every day you work hard.

“I know good things are around the corner and, after seven seasons here, I know it will be so worth it. I’m excited to stay and continue my journey with Dragons.

“The fans have also been fantastic with me during my at the region and I can’t wait for them to be able to come home and return to Rodney Parade.”

Fairbrother was signed by Lyn Jones and has worked for Kingsley Jones, Bernard Jackman, Ceri Jones and now Ryan.

The prop, who helped Wales in their Six Nations preparations last year, has impressed his latest boss.

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“Lloyd has become a bedrock of our group and I’ve been really pleased with his progress over the last few seasons,” said Ryan.

“He gives us real stability and he is totally committed to playing his part in moving us forward as a squad.”

Fairbrother follows the Wales contingent of Elliot Dee, Brown and Aaron Wainwright plus Ollie Griffiths, Sam Davies, Harri Keddie and Jamie Roberts in agreeing new terms.

The Dragons have also signed Wales lock Will Rowlands from Wasps for next season and have secured the services of the promising quartet of Ben Carter, Aneurin Owen, Chris Coleman and Will Reed.