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.
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.