Wales duo turn backs on France for Newport
Clermont's Wales fullback Lee Byrne scores a try during the European Cup rugby union match ASM Clermont-Auvergne vs Harlequins at the Marcel Michelin stadium on October 20, 2013 in Clermont-Ferrand, central France
Full-back Byrne will join at the end of the current season on a two-year deal from Clermont, with Biarritz wing Brew returning on a three-year contract.
Byrne, capped 46 times by Wales and a tourist with the 2009 British and Irish Lions in South Africa, is currently sidelined with a shoulder injury.
"I am excited to be returning to Wales to play again. I hope to bring my experiences from France back to the Dragons," former Ospreys star Byrne, 33, said in a Newport statement.
The 27-year-old Brew, who has won three Wales caps, added: "I have really enjoyed my time in France and would like to think I've learned a lot during my time in Biarritz and that I've become a better player because of it. I have no regrets at all about my time in French rugby. It has been a fantastic experience, but I feel it's the right time to come home for me and my family."
Newport rugby director Lyn Jones said: "I am absolutely delighted to sign someone of Lee's experience and calibre.
"He has proved himself in Britain and France as a top-quality number 15.
"It's a significant signing for us, a player who is going to help the growth of our Gwent side while helping to develop Hallam Amos as a future Welsh 15.
"Aled has shown a desire to come back to his natural home of Newport Gwent Dragons, where he was extremely popular with the supporters in the past and proved to be an excellent try-scorer."