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.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.