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Dragons lock down 1-cap Welsh international Ollie Griffiths

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Ollie Griffiths of Dragons holds the line against Clermont

Dynamic back row Ollie Griffiths has committed his future to Dragons by signing a contract extension with the region.

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Griffiths (6’1, 100kg) has made 70 appearances for the Dragons – scoring four tries – and has played four games this season.

A product of the Dragons Academy, the Newbridge-born 24-year-old made his debut for the Dragons against Ulster in 2014.

In May 2017 Griffiths was selected for Wales’ summer tour of Samoa and Tonga. Most recently, he has since played for Wales against the Barbarians.

Director of Dragons Rugby, Dean Ryan, said: “Extending Ollie’s contract with us is a big boost as he forms an important part of our group. He is committed to what we are trying to achieve in the region.

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“He is an example of a local rugby player who came into our Academy, worked hard, and ultimately has gone on to represent both his home region and nation.

“We are looking forward to continue working with him and I am sure the crowds that come to watch the Dragons will be pleased to see him staying with us.”

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Griffiths said: “I feel we are building something really good at the Dragons and the progress we have made in the last six months made the decision easy for me.

“I’m excited for the future and look forward to seeing us repay our fans for their loyal support and sticking by us through some difficult times in the past.

“The Dragons is definitely the best place for me to continue my development,” he added.

“Playing for my local region every week, with players I have come through the Academy ranks with, makes it a special place for me.”

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