There has been good news for the Dragons as three more players are leaving the physio's room to take up a place in the squad to face Gloucester in round 6 of the Heineken Cup this weekend, (Sunday 12:45pm)
Dragons prop Ben Castle is set to return to action this weekend after suffering a ruptured bicep in the region's pre-season friendly against Worcester. Scrum half Wayne Evans is also back from a knee injury and is joined in the squad by centre Ashley Smith who has been out for several weeks with a broken foot.
Luke Charteris has also been declared fit following bruising to the shoulder last weekend at Glasgow.
"I'm delighted to have Ashley, Wayne and Ben back in the side this weekend," said Dragons Head Coach Paul Turner. "We've missed Wayne over the Christmas period and I'd like to say a big thank you to Danny Lee who literally came from the surgical bed to postpone his shoulder operation and play for us all over Christmas. It wasn't easy, and he played well despite carrying the injury."
"I'm also very pleased for Ben to be back in the side. It's been a frustrating time for everyone, particularly for Ben and having had a long, hard road to recovery, this is his opportunity to have a major impact as we head into the back leg of the season."
Dragons Squad for Gloucester
Jason Tovey, Martyn Thomas Aled Brew, Rhodri Gomer Davies, Ashley Smith, Tom Riley, Richard Fussell, Matthew Watkins, James Arlidge, James Leadbeater, Wayne Evans.
Hugh Gustafson, Ben Castle, Ali McKenzie, Tom Willis (c) Steve Jones, Gethin Robinson, Rob Sidoli, Luke Charteris, Hoani MacDonald, Adam Jones, Danny Lydiate, Lewis Evans, Gavin Thomas, James Harris
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British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton is looking forward to bringing together players from Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales for the biggest challenge of their careers - a series against world champions, New Zealand.
For the fifth year running, Wales referee Nigel Owens will be in charge of proceedings at Judgement Day V at Principality Stadium. It promises to be 'extra special' for the Wales' favourite ref, as he will be making his 150th appearance in the league.
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Two hundred and 40 teams competed in the inaugural Urdd WRU 7s held at Pencoed last week with Welsh internationals Steff Andrews and Jasmine Joyce impressed with the talent on display, as was Urdd chief executive, Sioned Hughes.
The countdown is on for Judgement Day V as tickets for the big day at Principality Stadium soar through the 50,000 mark. Players and coaches alike are bursting at the seams to play in the double header with Dragons coach Kingsley Jones claiming there is a 'real buzz' about the event.
WRU TV went behind the scenes when the four regions got together to test their skill set for the BBC's Scrum V Live rugby show, at the WRU National Centre of Excellene in the build up to Judgement Day V. Blues' Matthew Morgan was one of the stars of the show while the Dragons' Cory Hill proved a surprise package...the full set of results will be revealed on tv screens on matchday
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Bedwas had to overcome a stubborn Carmarthen Quins side before winning the Foster's Challenge Cup final in Bridgend with a 23-18 victory. Bedwas captain Nicky Griffiths pays tribute to his side who have claimed the club's first piece of silverware in the modern era.
Team coach Brett Davey is aiming to keep his unbeaten run in cup finals at Principality Stadium intact when his side take on Amman United in the WRU Bowl final, after he guided Caerphilly to a 20-14 win against Cilfynydd in the semi-finals.
Penallta are hoping to go one step further than last season when falling to Bedlinog in the WRU Plate Final. After a titanic struggle against Nant Conwy, they have given themselves a great chance, after a hard fought 18-13 semi-final victory.