Hoani MacDonald and Ashley Smith both make their returns from injury to start for the Dragons side against Rugby Calvisano in Italy for the crucial Heineken Cup qualification match on Friday (9pm local time)
Jason Tovey replaces Martyn Thomas at fullback whilst Japanese international James Arlidge comes in at ten and Rory Sidey joins Smith in the centres.
Newport Gwent Dragons
Jason Tovey, Gareth Wyatt, Rory Sidey, Ashley Smith, Richard Fussell, James Arlidge, Wayne Evans, Adam Black, Tom Willis (capt.), Rhys Thomas, Hoani MacDonald, Luke Charteris, Dan Lydiate, Craig Hill, Lewis Evans
Steve Jones, Nigel Hall, Grant Webb, Andrew Hall, Alex Walker, Aled Brew, Martyn Thomas
Luke Mclean, Winston Mafi, Matteo Pratichetti, Gonzalo Garcia, Ludovico Nitoglia, Gerard Fraser, Paul Griffen, Alistair Mckenzie, Leonardo Ghiraldini (Cap.), Hoani Tui, Piero Sidoli, Cameron Treloar, David Dal Maso, Aaron Persico, Alessandro Zanni.
Benjamin Evans Tommaso D'Apice, Valerio Bernabo, Nicola Cattina, Pino Patelli, Giovanni Raineri, Paolo Buso.
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.
Dodgy tattoos, carthorses, Avatar and soft chins are revealed by Wales Sevens players Tom Williams and Sam Cross as they profile the Wales Sevens squad taking part in Hong Kong this weekend in the latest round of the HSBC Sevens World Series.