Scrum half Tavis Knoyle is relishing the new attacking style being implemented at Dragons as the countdown to the new season continues.
Knoyle was a second half try scorer last weekend as Dragons XV were edged put 40-31 by Cardiff Blues in a fast paced encounter at Cardiff Arms Park.
And the 29-year-old believes the game was another positive step forward before the Guinness PRO14 kicks-off at the end of the month.
"We got what we needed out of the game, because it's a totally different way of playing to what we have been used to," said Knoyle.
"It's exciting, it's different and puts your skills under pressure. Dean (Ryan) really wants us to play attacking, fast rugby.
"He wants us to express ourselves and bring the best out of us; rather than always worrying about the outcome, it's playing what is in front of you.
"Some of the youngsters here have such good skills and sometimes playing expansive gets the best out of them. I really, really enjoyed it against the Blues.
"We are all looking to get up and running before the start of the PRO14 and it's all up for grabs, there is competition across the field,” he added.
"These are opportunities to play and put your hand up, express themselves and enjoy it.
"You have to demand high standards of yourself and then you can deliver if called up. I want to keep pushing for that start and hopefully get the backing of the coaches."
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He wants us to express ourselves and bring the best out of us; rather than always worrying about the outcome...