Paul Turner has announced the Dragons team to face Cardiff Blues in this Friday’s Magners League match at Rodney Parade.
James Arlidge starts at outside half as Jason Tovey has failed to recover from a knock sustained in last weekend’s win over Edinburgh. Injury also keeps Joe Bearman out of the team following his return to action last weekend, he is replaced by Newport RFC Captain, Andrew Coombs. Wales international Luke Charteris is also out, along with Matthew Watkins and prop, Pat Palmer.
Martyn Thomas, Will Harries, Tom Riley, Ashley Smith, Richard Fussell, James Arlidge, Wayne Evans, Hugh Gustafson, Tom Willis (c), Ben Castle, Rob Sidoli, Hoani MacDonald, Andrew Coombs, Gavin Thomas, Toby Faletau
Lloyd Burns, Nigel Hall, Lewis Evans, James Harris, Rhodri Gomer Davies, Adam Hughes, alex Walker