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.
The WRU has teamed up with Crawshay's to tour Georgia in June. The side, which will be called the Crawshays WRU President's XV, will play Emerging Georgia twice, in a tour which supports the Welsh Government's efforts to grow relations between the two countries.
Wales Sevens are looking to re-group after a disappointing tournament last time out in South Africa. The next double leg in New Zealand and Las Vegas offers Gareth Williams a chance to redeem themselves.
Wales Women's head coach Rhys Edwards was at Llandovery to see the conclusion of an entertaining Women's Regional championship where any one of three teams were in contention for title glory on the last day of action.
Christmas has come early at Glynneath rugby club, one of a number around Wales who have received an array of merchandise and equipment this December courtesy of the Welsh Rugby Union's £750,000 participation points scheme.
The WRU have been delivering on the scheme - which gives individual clubs access to up to £5,000 worth of supplies and equipment each for the 2014/2015 season - over the last two weeks and today (Friday) were received by a special guest in Glynneath, club president and pitch marker Max Boyce.
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.