TAINE Basham hopes that the Dragons can take a leaf out of Glasgow's book in Newport tomorrow afternoon.

The Rodney Parade region are looking to respond to a hammering by Connacht when they entertain the Warriors in the Guinness PRO14.

The Dragons enjoyed a stunning win at Zebre in round two, running in seven tries in Parma to end their league away drought, but that was sandwiched by defeats when they were overpowered.

Both Munster and Connacht ground Dean Ryan's men down in the rain but flanker Basham hopes that the meeting with Glasgow will bring the best out of them.

The Dragons, given their lack of power up front, want to play an expansive style and the Warriors are the masters of that with Dave Rennie picking up where Scotland boss Gregor Townsend left off.

South Wales Argus:

"They try to play a style that we are trying to. They play from anywhere, like to get the ball wide and play a good brand of rugby," said Basham.

"That's what we want to do, so it should be an entertaining contest. As a pack we were disappointed against Connacht, we didn't front up, but this week is a second chance to come out on top.

"Zebre was great, getting an away win for the first time in so many years. That built confidence but against Connacht we didn't start right or play the conditions well."

Basham, who has scored two tries this season, caught the eye of English Premiership clubs with his dynamic performances for the Dragons and Wales Under-20s.

However, the 19-year-old from Talywain has agreed a long-term deal to remain at Rodney Parade rather than head over the border.

South Wales Argus:

"I am from Gwent so it's good to commit my future and I am looking to improve and stay on the right track," he said.

"Dean (Ryan, director of rugby) is demanding, but in a good way. He wants the best from us and is a very good coach and very good at player management.

"Young boys coming through want to push the seniors for starts and make sure they aren't just going through the motions."

Basham earns another start tomorrow afternoon and is joined in the back row by Ollie Griffiths, who has been out since suffering a groin strain at Munster on opening weekend.

He returns at number eight in place of the injured Lewis Evans while Brok Harris has been declared fit to bolster the front row.

The South African prop suffered a blow to the head in the second minute of the loss to Connacht a fortnight ago and the scrum faltered badly in his absence.

The 34-year-old has been given the green light to start against Glasgow with prospect Josh Reynolds preferred to Jack Cosgrove, who made his debut against the Irish province, as his back-up.

The other change sees Jack Dixon return at inside centre with Adam Warren moving to 13 at the expense of Tyler Morgan, who is among the replacements.

Dragons: J Williams; O Jenkins, A Warren, J Dixon, A Hewitt; S Davies, R Williams (captain); B Harris, R Hibbard, L Brown, J Davies, M Screech, H Taylor, T Basham, O Griffiths. Replacements: R Lawrence, J Reynolds, L Fairbrother, M Williams, J Benjamin, L Baldwin, A Robson, T Morgan.

Glasgow: G Bryce, K Steyn, N Griff, S McDowall, N Matawalu, B Thomson, N Frisby, O Kebble, G Stewart, A Nicol, R Harley, K McDonald, A Ashe, C Gibbins (captain), M Fagerson. Replacements: J Matthews, A Allan, D Rae, A Davidson, C Fusaro, J Dobie, H Jones, R Jackson.

Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)