DRAGONS tighthead Mesake Doge is set to go up against Wales in Cardiff next month after being named in Fiji's squad for the autumn internationals.

The 28-year-old, who faced New Zealand this summer, has been a huge hit in the opening weeks of the United Rugby Championship after signing from Brive.

Doge has started all four games, scoring a try against Connacht, and is likely to keep his place for Saturday's derby at Cardiff.

He will then link up with the Fiji squad for their November Tests against Spain, Wales and Georgia, games that don’t clash with the URC.

Former Dragons scrum-half Gareth Baber has been named as head coach for the tour before he links up with Edinburgh.

The 49-year-old Olympic sevens gold-winning coach will deputise for Vern Cotter because the tourists have decided not to select players or management from the southern hemisphere.

Dragons conditioning coach Dan Baugh will be part of his team for the tour along with former Ireland hooker Rory Best and Scotland duo Richie Gray and Duncan Hodge.

The squad consists of players from France’s top two divisions, England’s Premiership and Doge with Babe relishing the challenge.

“Working with the Flying Fijians is a fantastic challenge in a very unique situation,” he said.

“With the logistical difficulties for Vern Cotter and his staff preventing their travel it falls to me to combine this unbelievable playing talent and expertise of the support staff into a winning formula in such a short space of time.

“But what an honour it is and I am fully aware of the expectation for performance for the three games and the opportunity this creates for all concerned.

“I would like to thank the FRU Board, CEO John O’Connor and High-Performance General Manager Simon Raiwalui for their trust and faith in my abilities and I’m determined to pay this back in representing the nation of Fiji to the best of my abilities.”