Dragons' Sevens World Cup winning trio Aled Brew, Tal Selley and Tom Issacs have been named in Dragons Head Coach Paul Turner's squad to travel to Connacht for the Magners League match on Friday (6:30pm)
"We've prepared really well for this game," said Turner "Connacht are a very good side on their home patch and we have had difficulties getting results over in Galway in past seasons. We are well aware of the difficulties of playing in Galway but are buoyed by our recent form and a great spirit within the Dragons' camp.
"We are always well aware of our need to move up the Magners League over the coming weeks and we see this as a vital game enabling us to do that."
Dragons squad for Connacht
Wayne Evans, Richard Fussell, Aled Brew, Ashley Smith, Rory Sidey, Shaun Connor, Jason Tovey, Kevin Morgan, Tom Isaacs, Tal Selley, Martyn Thomas.
Hugh Gustafson, Tom Willis, Adam Jones, Grant Webb, Richard Parks, Hoani Macdonald, Joe Bearman, Rhys Thomas, Danny Lydiate, Luke Charteris, Sean Tomes, Nigel Hall, Steve Jones.
Players unavailable through injury
James Harris (Knee)
Rhodri G Davies (Ankle)
Adam Black (Neck)
Gareth Wyatt (Shoulder)
Marc Stchrebina (Neck)
Players in the Premiership
As part of the Dragons' policy of supporting the clubs in our region, the following Dragons players will be in action in the Principality Premiership this weekend.
Andrew Hall (Cross Keys), Gareth Maule (Cross Keys), Gethin Robinson (Newport), Alex Walker (Newport), Adam Brown (Bedwas), Phillip Dollman (Bedwas), Duane Goodfield (Bedwas), Jamie Corsi (Pontypool), Lewis Evans (Pontypool), Jamie Ringer (Ebbw
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