Dragons Team to face Munster

The Dragons have made seven changes to the team that lost last weekend against Munster and have welcomed back Welsh International Hal Luscombe into the side.

Kath McCarthy | 16/12/2005

Luscombe comes in for Sione Tuipulotu who damaged his shoulder last weekend. Jon Bryant comes in for Ceri Sweeney who moves to fly half with Craig Warlow named on the replacements bench. Gareth Baber comes in for Gareth Cooper.

In the forwards Gethin Robinson replaces Rhys Thomas, Luke Charteris comes in for Peter Sidoli while Rhys Oakley replaces Andrew Hall and Richard Bryan takes over the captaincy and No.8 position from Michael Owen. Kevin Morgan is named among the replacements having recovered from an ankle injury.

Speaking on selection Dragons rugby manager Jim McCreedy commented, "Hal Luscombe is coming back from injury so comes in for Sione Tuipulotu who himself is injured. The side has been picked from the squad as a whole and we are easing certain players back after injury, e.g. Kevin Morgan while other players are carrying knocks and more than likely will be brought in off the bench rather than play the full 80 minutes."

Dragons Team
Aled Thomas, Gareth Chapman, Hal Luscombe, Jon Bryant, Richard Fussell, Ceri Sweeney, Gareth Baber, Adam Black, Steve Jones, Gethin Robinson, Ian Gough, Luke Charteris, Rhys Oakley, Jamie Ringer, Richard Bryan (c)

David Maddocks, Rhys Thomas, Peter Sidoli, Michael Owen, Gareth Cooper, Kevin Morgan, Craig Warlow

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