Newport Gwent Dragons confirm centre Hallam Amos deal

Hallam Amos

Teenage centre and youngest regional try-scorer Hallam Amos has signed a three-year deal with Newport Gwent Dragons.

The 18-year-old was the youngest player in regional rugby on his debut against London Wasps in the LV=Cup last season.

He is the youngest starter in a regional game and the youngest try scorer in a regional game.

"We are confident that he is a player to watch," said Dragons Director of Rugby Robert Beale.

"Hallam is a talented player.

"We have worked over previous years to take young players with potential and develop them and Hallam has high hopes of following in the footsteps of Dan Lydiate and Toby Faletau."

Amos became the youngest regional player aged 17 years and 28 days when he started the LV=Cup game against in November 2011 in a try-scoring performance.

But Dragons team-mate Jack Dixon came off the bench in the same game at the age of 16 to become the youngest player to play regional rugby.

Amos grauated from the Dragons academy and the Welsh region have worked with the Monmouth School pupil to ensure he is able to combine his promising rugby career and medical studies.

"We are delighted to have been able to make this happen," said Beale.