NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will take on London Welsh in their final pool game of next season’s LV= Cup.

The Dragons will travel to Oxford to take on the Exiles on the weekend of Wales’ Six Nations opener against Ireland at the Millennium Stadium.

Welsh, led by former Dragons and Ebbw Vale coach Lyn Jones, are preparing for their first season in the Aviva Premiership.

The region’s campaign starts with a clash against Bath at the Rec (November 9-11, Wales v Argentina) before back-to-back home games against Northampton (November 16-18, Wales v Samoa)and the Ospreys (January 25-27).

The tournament format means that the Dragons do not play their Pool One rivals Harlequins, Gloucester and Exeter. Each team plays four games against Pool Four opposition with the group winners going through to the semi-finals.

Dragons fixtures (dates and times to be confirmed)

  • Round 1 – 9/10/11 November: Bath v Newport Gwent Dragons (Wales v Argentina, November 10)
  • Round 2 – 16/17/18 November: Newport Gwent Dragons v Northampton (Wales v Samoa, November 16)
  • Round 3 – 25/26/27 January: Newport Gwent Dragons v Ospreys
  • Round 4 – 1/2/3 February: London Welsh v Newport Gwent Dragons (Wales v Ireland, Feb 2)
  • Semi Finals – 8/9/10 March (Scotland v Wales, March 9)
  • LV= Cup Final - 17 March (Wales v England, March 16)