Pro12: Dragons boss Jones targets experienced Test back

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Guinness Pro12: Cardiff Blues v Newport Gwent Dragons
Date: Monday, 26 December Venue: Cardiff Arms Park Kick-off: 14:05 GMT
Coverage: Live on BBC Two Wales BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru & BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live scores

Newport Gwent Dragons coach Kingsley Jones hopes to announce new signings early early in 2017.

He wants an experienced international back and a ball-carrying forward.

"We are talking and we've had some good, positive leads with good players," Jones told BBC Wales Sport.

"It'll go quiet now, but hopefully there'll be some more news in January. It's no secret, if we could find someone with experience who can play 10 or 12 or fullback or wing."

Jones envisages bringing in "someone with a lot of experience in terms of international rugby and the right age".

He added: "There's a gap in our age group between around 26 and 31. Someone around that age,

"That's the profile of the players we're looking at and of course everyone would like a big, ball-carrying forward.

"We're happy with the back-row we have, but there's always a place for somebody like that to come in."

Dragons are at Cardiff Blues in the Pro12 on Boxing Day in the Scrum V Live game on BBC Two Wales, kick off 14:05 GMT.

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