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.
Meet the members of the WRU's inaugural Youth Board - after an online selection process which saw a host of high calibre candidates submit video applications the WRU has made its first 15 appointments.The board is made up of individuals aged between 16 and 21, and will meet for the first time at Principality Stadium on Monday 15th February.
The Wales Women's team headed to Dare Valley Country Park on a team bonding exercise as the entire squad got together for the very first time in preparation for this season's Six Nations championship which kicks off on Saturday with a clash against defending champions Ireland, in Donnybrook.
Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland discusses his team selection for the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations where he leads his side against Ireland, on Sunday. As WRU TV's Luke Brodley discovers, Gatland is fully aware of the challenges the defending champions pose
WRUTV caught up with Wales Women captain Rachel Taylor at the RBS 6 Nations launch and how a good crowd really helps boost the girls performance. Tickets for all three Women's home games at The Gnoll, Neath are available from www.wru.wales/tickets