Wales number eight Michael Owen has extended his contract with Welsh regional side Newport Gwent Dragons.
Owen - who has been an ever present in Wales' RBS 6 Nations campaign so far this season - has signed a new three year deal and joins former international prop Chris Anthony in extending his stay at Rodney Parade.
Wales lock Ian Gough and centre Nathan Brew are currently still in contract negotiations.
Dragons chief executive Andy Marinos told BBC Sport: ''Obviously Owen's a pretty significant signing for us.
''He has new and innovative ideas and is the type of guy who will be the nucleus of the Dragons for the new few years.''
England flanker James Haskell insists he will be pushing as hard as possible to be back from a toe injury in time to make his case for a spot in Eddie Jones' side looking to defend their RBS 6 Nations title next year.