Dragons debuts for trio

First published in Latest Rugby

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons hand debuts to three of their summer arrivals for tomorrow night’s RaboDirect Pro12 opener with Zebre at Rodney Parade (kick-off 7pm).

The Dragons will be captained by hooker Steve Jones in the absence of openside Lewis Evans, whose calf injury means Jevon Groves is handed the number seven jersey.

Wales stars Dan Lydiate and Toby Faletau join him in the back row while Andy Tuilagi and Pat Leach are paired together in midfield.

Dragons: Dan Evans, Will Harries, Pat Leach, Andy Tuilagi, Tom Prydie, Steffan Jones; Wayne Evans ; Phil Price, Steve Jones, Dan Way, Ian Nimmo, Andrew Coombs, Dan Lydiate, Jevon Groves, Toby Faletau

Replacements: Hugh Gustafson, Nathan Williams, Nathan Buck, Adam Jones, Tom Brown, Jonathan Evans, Lewis Robling, Ashley Smith

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1:46pm Thu 30 Aug 12

Draigoch says...

Adam Jones was one of the star players for Dragons last season before he picked up his unfortunate foot injury. He's on the bench, so clearly recovered yet no mention of his return whatsoever???
Adam Jones was one of the star players for Dragons last season before he picked up his unfortunate foot injury. He's on the bench, so clearly recovered yet no mention of his return whatsoever??? Draigoch
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3:17pm Thu 30 Aug 12

high x boy says...

good luck all.
good luck all. high x boy
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5:54pm Thu 30 Aug 12

the dork says...

GREAT
GREAT the dork
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7:16pm Thu 30 Aug 12

CaptainB says...

Best of luck to the boys, thats a fair team to put out and they ought to be able to despatch Zebre.
A good bench, I think Tom Brown will show us some real skill and enthusiasm, remember, hit them low and hard boys!!!!!
Best of luck to the boys, thats a fair team to put out and they ought to be able to despatch Zebre. A good bench, I think Tom Brown will show us some real skill and enthusiasm, remember, hit them low and hard boys!!!!! CaptainB
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10:38pm Thu 30 Aug 12

Magoo30 says...

Can't wait for Friday night. Looks a good side with plenty of excitement in the backs. One question though, why is Dan not at 7 with Jevon at 6?

I seem to recall Dan playing open side for Wales against Fiji at the Millennium Stadium and getting the man of the match award after a terrific
performance. Just a thought.I
Can't wait for Friday night. Looks a good side with plenty of excitement in the backs. One question though, why is Dan not at 7 with Jevon at 6? I seem to recall Dan playing open side for Wales against Fiji at the Millennium Stadium and getting the man of the match award after a terrific performance. Just a thought.I Magoo30
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