Joe Bedford is among four players set to make their Dragons debut against Munster.
New signings Tom Brown, Rhys Buckley, Nathan Williams and Joe Bedford are set to make their Dragons RaboDirect PRO12 debuts on Saturday at Musgrave Park as the Men of Gwent take on reigning champions Munster (KO 7:45pm)
Scrum half Wayne Evans has returned from a shoulder injury picked up in the pre-season friendly against Russia to take a place in the squad and Martyn Thomas returns after recovering from the second of two broken legs which have kept him out of league action for several months.
Lewis Evans (calf) and Jamie Smith (back) are being rested for the match.
"Both Lewis and Jamie are ok but we don't want to play anyone who isn't 100% fit," said Dragons Head Coach Darren Edwards.
"There's a great deal of competition in the squad and I'm confident that players who have been given an opportunity this weekend will put in strong performances."
Dragons squad for Munster
Backs Martyn Thomas, Steffan Jones, Adam Hughes, Mike Poole, Pat Leach, Tom Riley, Ashley Smith, Jason Tovey, Wayne Evans, Joe Bedford, Forwards Phil Price, Tom Willis (c), Rhys Buckley, Nathan Williams, Dan Way, Ben Castle, Adam Jones, Jevon Groves, Robert Sidoli, Andrew Coombs, Gavin Thomas, Hugo Ellis, Tom Brown
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.
The Wales Under 20 camp are in a quietly confident mood as they face Ireland in the U20 Championship, with Coaching Co-Ordinator Allan Lewis and full back Dafydd Howells targeting a top five finish in the tournament.