Newport Gwent Dragons’ have named the same side that took on Yorkshire Carnegie last weekend to take them on for the return fixture at Ystrad Mynach in the British and Irish Cup Competition.
The Dragons Premiership Select missed out on the win against a hard hitting Yorkshire side at Pontefract Rugby Club last weekend and they will be looking at taking an important win from this match at home.
The Men of Gwent are yet to take home a win in this seasons competition, but coach James Chapron is looking forward to the match ahead: “We went away to a powerful English Championship side in Yorkshire Carnegie and did really well, better than expected if we are honest, and what we can’t do now is expect the same to happen just because we are at home.
“We’ve got to improve our game and are under no illusions that it’s going to be really tough again on Saturday.
“If Yorkshire get going forward quickly like Doncaster then the pitch we are playing on doesn’t slow them down. The surface makes it easier to go forward and harder for the defence to retreat because the speed of ball is that much quicker.”
Dragons Premiership Select team to face Yorkshire Carnegie
15 Josh Prosser (Cross Keys)
14 Joe Goodchild (Dragons Academy/ Cross Keys)
13 Barney Nightingale (Dragons/ Cross Keys)
12 Connor Edwards (Dragons/ Bedwas)
11 Pat Lewis (Dragons/ Bedwas)
10 Arwel Robson (Dragons/ Newport RFC)
9 Owen Davies (Dragons/ Newport RFC)
1 John Lavender (Newport RFC)
2 Ellis Shipp (Dragons Academy/ Cross Keys RFC)
3 Craig Mitchell (Dragons)
4 Joe Davies (Dragons)
5 Max Williams (Dragons Academy/ Ebbw Vale)
6 Andrew Waite (Bedwas)
7 James Benjamin (c) (Dragons)
8 Robson Blake (Bedwas/ Dragons)
Replacements: Darran Harris (Dragons), Keagan Bale (Dragons), Chris Coleman (Dragons Academy/ Newport RFC), Henri Williams (Dragons Academy/ Newport RFC), Nathan Hudd (Dragons Academy/ Bedwas), Owain Leonard (Dragons Academy/ Cross Keys), David Evans.
Tickets are available on the gate tomorrow with adults tickets priced at just £10 and £5 for concessions.