There will be new faces on Parade tomorrow as the Dragons take on Bath in the opening round of this season's LV= Cup (KO 2:30pm)
Joe Bedford will captain the side from scrum half which sees Dragons debuts for Bedwas lock Royce Cadman and Academy/Cross Keys wing Luke Williams.
"There are quite a few new faces on the teamsheet," said Dragons Head Coach Darren Edwards. "Several of our development and academy players will be out on the park as well as representatives from our Premiership sides.
"Over the next two weeks, not only do our fringe players get the opportunity to challenge for a first team place, it also gives our coaching team the opportunity to challenge themselves and give the players new perspectives.
"Danny(Wilson) will Head Coach the team, Rob Appleyard will focus on the defence and Shaun will lead the attack and backs."
Dragons Martyn Thomas, Tonderai Chavhanga, Tom Riley, Lewis Robling (Dragons Development, Newport), Matthew Pewtner (Dragons Development, Newport), Matthew Jones; Joe Bedford (c); Nathan Williams, Rhys Buckley, Nathan Buck, Royce Cadman (Bedwas), Scott Morgan, Jevon Groves (Dragons Development Cross Keys), Darren Waters, Hugo Ellis.
Replacements Sam Parry (Dragons Academy, Newport), Hugh Gustafson, Keiron Jenkins (Bedwas), Rob Sidoli, Tom Brown, Wayne Evans, Luke Williams (Dragons Academy, Cross Keys), Steffan Jones (Dragons Development, Cross Keys)
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
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.