Dragons centre Ashley Smith will captain the side as they take on the Ospreys in the LV= Cup at Rodney Parade on Friday night (7:30pm). Cross Keys hooker Lloyd Burns has joined the squad as Captain Tom Willis is rested.
Rising star James Leadbeater has been named for the third time this season since making his senior debut against Biarritz last month as All Black Danny Lee undergoes scheduled surgery on his shoulder.
Dragons Squad for Ospreys
Jason Tovey, Martyn Thomas Aled Brew, Will Harries, Richard Fussell, Ashley Smith (c), Matthew Watkins, James Arlidge, James Leadbeater, Wayne Evans.
Pat Palmer, Aaron Coundley, Ben Castle, Ali McKenzie, Lloyd Burns, Steve Jones, Rob Sidoli, Hoani MacDonald, Adam Jones, Lewis Evans, Gavin Thomas, James Harris, Grant Webb.
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.