DRAGONS boss Dean Ryan has expressed his delight at the news Sam Davies is training with Wales ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations encounter with England.

The fly-half is not an official member of Wayne Pivac’s national squad, but that could well happen with doubts over the fitness of Dan Biggar for the Twickenham clash.

Speaking to the media this morning, Ryan also revealed that the Dragons are in talks with Wales to see if hooker Elliot Dee can be released for Friday’s Guinness PRO14 game against Benetton.

Meanwhile, Ryan told reporters that prop Brok Harris is out for the rest of the season due to a chest injury that will require surgery.

And he said hooker Richard Hibbard won’t be ready to return in time for the rearranged meeting with the Italians at Rodney Parade.

Commenting on Davies, he said: “We’ve always taken the attitude that we’ve got to get more players into the Wales squad, so we’re delighted.

“The more people in that Welsh squad the better it is for the Dragons.”

And when asked if the playmaker could cope if he was thrown into the Twickenham cauldron this weekend, Ryan added: “You can’t prepare for something you haven’t done a huge amount of, so it needs context.

“His previous internationals would have been opportunities to see where he’s at.

“Twickenham in a Six Nations is slightly different, it’s definitely about the here and now.

“But he’s run sides, he’s run us in the PRO14, he’s won games for us, he’s understood how to get out the last 20 minutes, so it will be a huge experience for him.

“I would only tell him to enjoy it, learn from it, and hopefully keep getting back in it.”