Dixon is likely to face Jon Davies and Scott Williams
Jack Dixon is relishing the opportunity to test himself against Wales centres Jonathan Davies and Scott Williams in Friday's derby against the Scarlets.
The Newport Gwent Dragons rookie, who starred in the Junior World Championship, will take centre-stage once again at Rodney Parade.
Dixon made his Dragons debut at just 16-years-old and has gone on to establish himself in the heart of their midfield.
He is highly rated by both the Dragons and Wales set-ups and has been compared to Jamie Roberts.
He admits he looks up to the Scarlets star duo but is determined to unleash everything at his disposal in the first RaboDirect Pro12 Welsh derby of the season.
"It's always a challenge going up against Scott Williams and Jonathan Davies, I've watched them on the international stage and that's where I want to be in the future," said Dixon.
"Friday is a Welsh trial and I will give it everything. It's always good to play against boys who are at the top of their game and see where I am in my development.
"Jonathan Davies made a big statement in the summer by keeping Brian O'Driscoll out of the Lions side. I look up to him as a player and can learn a lot from him, but on Friday I'll give everything against him.
"I want to push into the Welsh senior squad and I think it's a realistic aim but I just have to bide my time, be patient and get my head down."
Dixon is set to line-up alongside Ross Wardle after Pat Leach was ruled out of the encounter.
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.
Wales U20 may start as favourites against Japan this evening in the U20 Championship, but Team Manager Mark Taylor is warning against complacency. He is also hoping a good win will boost morale and 'kickstart' performances.