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Dragons targeting New Zealand duo

Ben Castle
Castle is a potential replacement for Wales prop Rhys Thomas

Newport Gwent Dragons have been linked with two more recruits from New Zealand for next season.

Scrum-half Danny Lee, 32, won two caps for the All Blacks in 2002, while prop Ben Castle, 28, is with Toulon after playing for Waikato Chiefs.

Castle - who can also play lock - could replace Wales prop Rhys Thomas, who has been linked with a move to Scarlets.

Kiwis Tom Willis, Grant Webb, Hoani MacDonald, James Arlidge and Nigel Hall have had a big impact at Rodney Parade.


Experienced scrum-half Lee has played for the Blues, Hurricanes, Chiefs and Highlanders in Super 14, and has captained Hawkes Bay in the Air New Zealand Cup.

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