Gavin Thomas, who has been outstanding since joining the Dragons from the Scarlets, will be looking to impress again against the Ospreys.
Paul Turner has announced a 25 man squad in preparation for Friday evening's Magners League match with the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium (KO 7:05pm).
Looking forward to the Dragons final game of the season head coach Paul Turner said: "Many of the young players included in the squad are our future and have a great opportunity to press their cases. We've been really pleased with the likes of Andrew Coombs and Lloyd Burns who have stepped up to the plate this season, gaining valuable experience.
"We have a great environment for youngsters here, the new training facility is excellent and real progress is being made. The players that have stuck with us have shown real improvement and are being well coached.'"
Dragons captain Tom Willis is relishing the prospect of another Welsh derby.
''It would be great to finish the season with another big scalp, but we understand that they will be hurting from what happened to them here back in March. There's no doubt that they will put out a strong team. But we have fought hard this season to gain respect and we don't want to throw that away this weekend.
"This league is about squads, but we have been well supported by the Principality Premiership teams in our Region, and the Academy have played a significant role too.
'We're happy with direction we are going and we're going at a good speed. There are still things to work on, such as our away form, but overall we're on the right track.'
Scrum-half, Wayne Evans added 'The Ospreys present another great opportunity to perform against some class players.
Backs: Adam Hughes, Will Harries, Rhodri Gomer Davies, Pat Leach, Richard Fussell, Jason Tovey, Lewis Robling, Jonathan Evans, Adam Greendale, Wayne Evans, Tom Riley, Matthew Pewtner
Forwards: Lewis Evans, Pat Palmer, Tim Willis, Toby Faletau, Andrew Coombs, Hoani MacDonald, Ben Castle, Rob Sidloi, Gavin Thomas, Lloyd Burns, Jevon Groves, Aaron Coundley, James Harris.
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.