THE Dragons are set to be boosted by the return of back row forward Ollie Griffiths and prop Brok Harris for Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 clash against Glasgow at Rodney Parade.

Griffiths has been out of action since limping off against Munster in Limerick on opening weekend with a groin injury while loosehead Harris suffered a blow to the head after two minutes of the loss to Connacht last time out.

The duo are in line to face the Warriors in Newport this weekend (kick-off 3pm) as the Dragons bid to bounce back from their 38-14 home humbling.

South Wales Argus:

“We are pretty sure that Ollie is back on deck and that extra week has been great for Brok,” said director of rugby Dean Ryan.

“It would be huge to have Ollie back because he was in great form – his presence and his calming influence is key.

“Ollie doesn’t say a huge amount but he has a huge amount of respect within the group, and he makes things happen.

“In the warm-up games he was our most effective line-breaker and you miss quality players like that so I am delighted he is available again.”

The news isn’t as good for Harris’ fellow loosehead Ryan Bevington, who is set to see a specialist about the knee injury that has sidelined him since loss at Munster.

“Ryan may have a problem with his knee, it’s not recovering in the way that we would have wanted. We are trying to find some expert opinion about how to take that forward,” said Ryan.

The loss of Bevington leaves the Dragons choosing between 20-year-old Josh Reynolds and Jack Cosgrove, who was given a tough time at the set piece by Connacht.

South Wales Argus:

“Brok provides certainty at the scrum, to go to the two developing props behind him with Ryan away was a big jump,” admitted Ryan.

“We would have liked to have done that over 15 to 20 minutes, not over 75. To lose that anchor point in a game made it difficult on a night when it was about kicking and the scrum.

“That’s the challenge, we don’t have a huge amount of depth and when we get injuries we are very quickly into a young group but those are opportunities for them to learn and experiences like Connacht should make them stronger.”