WINGER Jared Rosser can be the Dragons’ version of Wales and Lions speedster Alex Cuthbert, believes boss Dai Flanagan.

The 26-year-old from Abersychan moved to joint fourth with Gareth Wyatt on the Rodney Parade’s all-time try chart when he raced over in the United Rugby Championship win against Zebre Parma.

Rosser has scored 29 tries in 86 appearances a tally that only Hallam Amos, Ashton Hewitt (both 36) and Aled Brew (43) can beat.

His strike rate rate of a try every 2.96 games is second from those finishers, behind Brew's 2.79 but ahead of Amos’ 3.19, Hewitt’s 3.47 and Wyatt’s 3.76.

The Wales Sevens international has had to show character this season after over-excitement led to him snatching at golden chances to score against Cardiff and the Sharks on the line.

However, he has been a firm fixture in Flanagan’s squad and the head coach wants to get the athletic 6ft winger involved more often.

He might not quite be as tall as galloping Grand Slam winner and 2013 Lions series winner Cuthbert, but his boss believes Rosser has the physical attributes to make a difference.

South Wales Argus: BREAKAWAY: Jared Rosser raced away to score for the Dragons against ZebreBREAKAWAY: Jared Rosser raced away to score for the Dragons against Zebre (Image: Huw Evans Agency)

“Jared was superb against Zebre, his effort and work rate was awesome,” said Flanagan.

“He has had a good season and even that Sharks moment when he dropped the ball and didn't score, that run was something that you would put on a highlights reel.

“He is such a good athlete and reminds me of Alex Cuthbert with how he can carry and with his speed, while he is also resilient.

“Confidence is a big thing for him and the job for us as coaches is to find a game plan that suits him because the more that Jared and Rio Dyer touch the ball, the better we play. Rio had one run against Zebre and we need to give him the ball more.”

Rosser will hope to add to his try tally in the run-in with the Dragons travelling to Treviso to face play-off hopefuls Benetton on Saturday (kick-off 2pm).

The rest of their games are on Welsh soil with Rodney Parade fixtures against Connacht and the Stormers, a trip to Swansea to face the Ospreys and finale against the Scarlets at the Cardiff City Judgement Day.

Rosser will continue to be the senior winger in the squad at the start of next season while Ashton Hewitt is on the comeback trail from another serious knee injury.

Wales star Dyer is a shoo-in when not on international duty with a raft of up-and-comers expected to push for starts.

Ewan Rosser and Oli Andrew have been given fresh contracts while David Richards will hope for a new deal despite recent injury issues.

Young centre Joe Westwood has featured on the wing this season while Wales Under-20s had an all-Dragons back three of Huw Anderson, who made his regional debut at Ulster in March, Harry Rees-Weldon and Walker Price.