Welsh lock Luke Charteris will lead the Dragons for the second time this season for the Dragons’ first home game in the Magners League against Glasgow on Sunday (4:10pm).
Hooker Tom Willis has not passed a fitness test following a rib injury picked up in the pre-season friendly against Cardiff Blues.
Jason Tovey returns to fly half as Canadian international Matt Evans starts at fullback.
Newport Gwent Dragons: Matthew Evans, Will Harries, Tom Riley, Pat Leach, Aled Brew, Jason Tovey, Wayne Evans.
Hugh Gustafson, Steve Jones, Nigel Hall, Luke Charteris, Scott Morgan, Danny Lydiate, Robin Sowden-Taylor, Gavin Thomas
Replacements: Lloyd Burns, Pat Palmer, Ali McKenzie, Rob Sidoli, Lewis Evans, Matthew Pewtner, Nicky Griffiths, Matthew Jones