Leo Cullen has resisted the temptation to bring back in a host of his frontline players ahead of next weeks Heineken Champions Cup trip to Bath. Instead, he has kept faith with most of the squad that were involved in last weeks 52-7 demolition of the Ospreys.
Last week’s debutants Scott Penny and Jimmy O’Brien start, while young scrum-half Paddy Patterson could make his debut off the bench. Jamison Gibson-Park returns at no.9 in place of Nick McCarthy and Ross Byrne returns at no.10 as Ciarán Frawley who impressed last week drops to the bench.
Bernard Jackman’s Dragons come into this game off the back of an impressive 18-12 win over Edinburgh last weekend. In the only change from last weeks team, Aaron Wainwright comes into the side in place of Nick Cudd.