Team Announced for Wasps Clash


Boss Dean Ryan has made 11 changes to the starting fifteen to take on Wasps Rugby at the Coventry Building Society Arena on Sunday afternoon, 14:00pm kick off.

Ryan has again named a wider side to take on the English Giants in our final pre-season fixture ahead of the 2021/2022 league campaign.

New signings Aki Seiuli and Mesake Doge make their first starts for the region and are joined in the front row by the returning Ellis Shipp at hooker.

The Wales combination in the summer will continue in Dragons colours this weekend as Will Rowlands makes his first appearance for the region and is joined by young lock Ben Carter.

An all-Welsh international back row completes the pack with Aaron Wainwright and Ross Moriarty returning to the side and Taine Basham starts at openside flanker.

Dan Babos and captain Sam Davies maintain their partnership at half back from last week’s fixture against Leicester Tigers.

A new centre pairing in Aneurin Owen and Jack Dixon combine in the middle of the park, with Jonah Holmes also returning to the side on the wing.

Jordan Olowofela makes his second consecutive start in the eleven jersey and Ioan Davies lines up at fullback to complete the starting fifteen.

Dragons: Ioan Davies, Jonah Holmes, Jack Dixon, Aneurin Owen, Jordan Olowofela, Sam Davies (c), Dan Babos, Aki Seiuli, Ellis Shipp, Mesake Doge, Ben Carter, Will Rowlands, Aaron Wainwright, Taine Basham, Ross Moriarty.

Replacements: James Benjamin, Josh Reynolds, Chris Coleman, Joe Maksymiw, Huw Taylor, Ollie Griffiths, Ben Fry, Lewis Jones, Josh Lewis, Adam Warren, Evan Lloyd, Jordan Williams.

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