THE Dragons have offered slots at their training base to clubs affected by Storm Dennis, writes Chris Kirwan.

The region are based at Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence in Ystrad Mynach, training on an artificial surface.

The Dragons have slots that are used by their age-grade sides and have opened them up to teams that are unable to train because of flooded pitches.

The sessions are on Mondays between 5 and 6pm and from 8 to 9pm, Wednesday between 5 and 9pm and Friday between 5 and 7pm.

"Everyone at Dragons Rugby has been saddened by the impact of Storm Dennis right across Gwent, with a number of our regional clubs and local communities badly hit," read a club statement.

"Due to the devastating effects the storm has had on many clubs, Dragons are now offering the use of our training base at Ystrad Mynach to mini, junior and youth clubs in our region that have lost facilities.

"We hope that young players across our region will be able to use our facilities while the clean-up continues.

"Dragons have already been directly in touch with a number of clubs across our region to offer this free facility."

Any mini or junior clubs in our region that would like to enquire about the facility should call 01433 864767.

The Dragons' Guinness PRO14 fixture against Benetton at Rodney Parade on Saturday evening was postponed because of fears for the safety of supporters and staff.

The new date is set to be announced in the coming days with the teams having two free slots while the Six Nations finishes – the weekend beginning on Friday, March 6 and the following weekend.

They cannot play on Saturday, March 7 because Newport County are hosting Morecambe in League Two.

It is believed that the weekend of March 6 is preferable because there are at least six games on the bounce starting from Ulster away on Friday, March 20, potentially more if the Dragons upset Bristol in the quarter-finals of the European Challenge Cup.

Dean Ryan's side have not played since beating Enisei-STM in mid-January and face Glasgow in Scotland on Saturday.