CENTRE Adam Warren believes he has reaped the rewards of taking a risk and moving to Rodney Parade as the centre prepares to become a Dragons centurion.

The 28-year-old will bring up his ton and get the honour of leading out the region when they take on Edinburgh in Murrayfield this evening (kick-off 7.35pm).

Warren, who can also fill in on the wing, has played in 99 of 120 possible games since heading east from the Scarlets in 2015.

He has been an ever-present this season with new boss Dean Ryan following Ceri Jones, Bernard Jackman, Kingsley Jones and Lyn Jones in knowing he can rely on a man who does his talking on the pitch.

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"Adam is quiet and you could come into the place and miss him, until you see him play," said director of rugby Ryan. "He doesn't get much wrong and that's how you get to play 100 games.

"He is one of those players who you have got to watch the footage to understand how well he plays.

"You could easily pay your £25 and not really understand that because he might not have flashy moments or things that are glaringly obvious.

"But when you watch the footage and the amount of things that he gets right, and how he covers other people, that's testimony to the person he is. He is a great character."

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The once-capped centre took the plunge in signing for the Dragons after finding his route to the midfield blocked by Regan King, Jonathan Davies and Scott Williams in Llanelli.

The Scarlets were keen to keep Warren but the centre wanted to be a regular rather than a deputy.

"I played at the Scarlets but it was more when the internationals were away. I thought by moving to another region it gave me the chance to put my mark on things," said the back from Burry Port.

"I made the decision to come to the Dragons to try and play regular rugby, work hard and improve myself as a player.

"In defence I've always enjoyed tackling and being gutsy to try and turn the ball over but I'd say I've got better at the organisational side of things, communicating with other players.

"In attack I am more about what I see, before I was about footwork, offloading, keeping the ball alive and fast rugby whereas now there are certain times where you have to squeeze the game. That comes through experience."

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Warren will hope it's a double celebration in Edinburgh this evening as the Dragons hunt a PRO14 upset.

They won on the road for the first time since March 2015 when they travelled to Parma last month but were brought back to earth with a bump when hammered 50-15 by champions Leinster in Dublin a week ago.

"We got the monkey off our back at Zebre, so we know we are good enough to do it and it's just about getting a lot of things right," said Warren.

"If we make as many errors as we did at Leinster we know that we will be in for a tough day. They will be physical and are a good side, so it will be tough challenge."

Warren joins current squad members Lewis Evans, Nic Cudd, Brok Harris, Lloyd Fairbrother, Cory Hill, Matthew Screech and Jack Dixon in bringing up three figures.