Dragons Team to Face Sale

Newport Gwent Dragons have made nine changes from the team that defeated Connacht in last Friday night’s Celtic League clash for Sunday’s Heineken Cup match against Sale.

Kath McCarthy | 13/01/2006

Aled Thomas replaces Sione Tuipulotu at full back with the Tongan International moving to centre in place of Jon Bryant. Gareth Chapman is ruled out with a bruised bone in his ankle so Richard Fussell comes in on the wing. Ceri Sweeney comes in for Craig Warlow while Gareth Baber replaces Gareth Cooper at scrum half.

In the forwards David Maddocks replaces Adam Black, Gethin Robinson is named in place of Rhys Thomas, Bryn Griffiths replaces Ian Gough at lock while Michael Owen takes over the captaincy from Jason Forster who is replaced by Jamie Ringer.

Dragons Team V Sale Sharks
Aled Thomas, Richard Fussell, Hal Luscombe, Sione Tuipulotu, Ben Breeze, Ceri Sweeney, Gareth Baber, David Maddocks, Steve Jones, Gethin Robinson, Bryn Griffiths, Peter Sidoli, Andrew Hall, Jamie Ringer, Michael Owen (C).
Replacements Andrew Brown, Adam Black, Rhys Thomas, Ian Gough, Rhys Oakley, Jon Bryant, Craig Warlow.

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