NOT many coaches would put a trip to face a Leinster A side that have never lost in the Celtic Cup top of their wishlist but Dragons boss Luke Narraway is relishing the challenge.

The Rodney Parade region head to Donnybrook on Saturday to face the champions, who have won all five of this season's fixtures with bonus points after enjoying a clean sweep of triumphs when lifting the trophy in 2018.

Leinster boast incredible squad depth and an academy system that is the envy of Europe, so will expect to cement their place in the final this weekend.

Meanwhile, the Dragons are looking for a response after a 43-31 loss to Ulster in Ystrad Mynach that had former England number eight Narraway seething.

It was the poor performance rather than the result that annoyed the Celtic Cup coach, who had been pleased with the efforts before that.

A repeat would lead to things getting ugly at Donnybrook but Narraway hopes the challenge will focus minds.

"Leinster are probably the best side in the competition. They haven't lost yet and it's going to be tough over there," he said.

"But I am looking forward to that because I challenged the guys in the changing room after the loss to Ulster. I want a big week from us and we have to be harsh on each other and learn from our mistakes.

"Leinster has come at the right time because playing against them in their own back yard, we will have to be massively on it."

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Last season the Irish province enjoyed a 48-29 victory in Ystrad Mynach and they have scored 39 tries in five fixtures this season.

The Dragons have also played some exciting rugby to bag four try bonuses but they will need to tighten up at the other end after their line was crossed six times by Cardiff Blues, six times by the Scarlets and six times by Ulster.

"It's disappointing that we shipped 40 points again and that is not down to the nature of the competition, because we only conceded 34 in the first two games against Connacht and Munster," said Narraway.

"At times we looked comfortable in defence but then somebody switched off or made a bad decision.

"Fair play to Ulster, they were clinical in what they did and punished us for our mistakes. I don't think on the other side of the ball we did that.

"There were some positives but we are making the same mistakes and have to start learning from those, otherwise we won't progress."

The Dragons name their team on Friday morning with the start of the PRO14 having an impact on the older heads made available.