Adam Jones returns to the Dragons second row after a spell out through injury.
Newport Gwent Dragons remain unfazed by facing European rugby giants Toulouse in a return Pool Five Heineken Cup clash at the Stade Ernest Wallon tomorrow.
The former European Cup champions are setting the pace in the French Super 14 and have proved unbeatable over recent months having gone unbeaten in their last 11 matches.
The Dragons put up a spirited display against Toulouse at Rodney Parade last weekend before the French outfit pulled away to record a 26-7 victory.
Former Welsh second row Adam Jones returns to the fray after surgery on both his shoulder and knee.
"I can't wait to get back out there playing again and improve on the form that I enjoyed with the team before my injury," said Jones. "This is a must-win situation against one of the best teams in Europe."
With Jones's return, the impressive Hoani MacDonald has been moved to the side of the scrum at blindside flanker.
Dragons coach Paul Turner has made a number of changes to the backline with Jason Tovey, Rory Sidey, Ashley Smith, Tal Selley and Shaun Connor all coming in.
Dragons: J Tovey; G Wyatt, R Sidey, A Smith, T Selley; S Connor, W Evans; A Black, T Willis (capt), R Thomas, A Jones, L Charteris, H MacDonald, C Charvis, J Bearman.
Replacements: S Jones, G Robinson, D Lydiate, J Ringer, R Lewis, R Davies, P Dollman.
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.