Six summer signings will start for Dragons RFC as the club kicks-off pre-season with a home clash against Bristol Bears at Rodney Parade on Friday evening (kick-off 7pm).
Angus O’Brien – on his return to Dragons – Sio Tomkinson, JJ Hanrahan, Rhodri Jones, Bradley Roberts and Sean Lonsdale all feature in the starting line-up for the Men of Gwent.
Tomkinson partners Jack Dixon in a new-look midfield while Rhodri Williams faces his former club as he teams up with Hanrahan at half back.
Chris Coleman is named at tighthead to pack down with Jones and Roberts up front while Lonsdale is named in the second row alongside Huw Taylor. Joe Davies is unavailable due to suspension.
Harri Keddie captains in the six jersey while there is also a start for Lennon Greggains at openside.
Fellow new recruits George Nott, Rob Evans and Max Clark are set to feature from the bench in an expanded 27-man squad.
Wales internationals Ross Moriarty and Elliot Dee are set for welcome comebacks as replacements.
Dragons: Angus O’Brien, Rio Dyer, Sio Tomkinson, Jack Dixon, Jared Rosser, JJ Hanrahan, Rhodri Williams; Rhodri Jones, Bradley Roberts, Chris Coleman, Huw Taylor, Sean Lonsdale, Harri Keddie (c), Lennon Greggains, Ollie Griffiths
Replacements: Elliot Dee, Rob Evans, Lloyd Fairbrother, George Nott, Ross Moriarty, Lewis Jones, Will Reed, Max Clark, Jordan Williams, Josh Reynolds, James Benjamin, David Richards
Watch Dragons RFC in the pre-season opener with Bristol Bears at Rodney Parade on Friday (kick-off 7pm).
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