Dragons face Romanian side Timisoara Saracens in Round 5 of the European Challenge Cup at Rodney Parade on Friday evening (kick-of 7.30pm) - with advance price tickets on sale until kick off.


Team News: Interim Head Coach Ceri Jones makes a total of 11 changes to the side that faced Scarlets last weekend. Dragons Academy product and Wales Under-20 international prop Chris Coleman will pack down alongside skipper Richard Hibbard and Gerard Ellis up front. 

Lock Joe Davies will play alongside Matthew Screech in the second row while talented flanker Ben Fry is named alongside Nic Cudd and James Benjamin in the back row.

Rhodri Davies is given the nod in the number nine jersey and forms a new-look half back paring with Jason Tovey, who this week signed a contract until the end of the season at Dragons. Jordan Williams returns at full back while Hallam Amos moves to outside centre to partner Jack Dixon in midfield.

Dafydd Howells and Will Talbot-Davies are named on the wings. Fit-again back row Ollie Griffiths returns among the replacements with Gavin Henson, Rhys Lawrence, Nicky Thomas, Huw Taylor and Jarryd Sage also called into the match day squad. 

Tickets: Advance price tickets will be on sale right up until kick-off – come join us to watch all the action unfold with prices cheaper than normal on a match day. 

Arrive Early: Gates open at 6pm, ready for KO at 7:30pm.

Shop: Visit the shop at Rodney Parade and get all kitted out for the New Year!

Collection - Our Match Day charity collection will be for Sparkle, the charity that funds and supports the leisure activities/facilities at the Serennu Children's Centre in Rogerstone, Newport. 

The main aim for Sparkle is to ensure that children and young people with disabilities and/or developmental difficulties are fully supported and able to participate in valued childhood experiences and have access to the same wide range of opportunities, life experiences, activities and community services as any other child and their family.  For more information on Sparkle please visit www.sparkleappeal.org

Weather: The forecast is for light cloud and a gentle breeze come kick-off – remember to wrap up warm!

Parking: Friars Walk is a good choice for parking and you can grab a bite to eat, stroll around the shops. Why not visit our match partners Wagamama for a pre-match meal.

Predict the 1st Try scorer to win: Match day partners Wagamama are giving away a free meal at their Friars Walk restaurant if you are selected as our lucky winner of the predict the first Dragons try scorer competition tonight.CLICK HERE to enter

Refreshments You can get a drink at Rodney's Bar from gates or for those arriving early the marquee is open from 5.30pm.  Remember to download the Dragons App to use on drinks in the stadium! Full details HERE

Enjoy the Match: Stay within your boundaries and help us ensure everyone has a great evening with us! 

We look forward to welcoming you to Rodney Parade!

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