MATTHEW Screech is set to make his 100th league appearance for the Dragons on Saturday – but the second row is eyeing up the next big milestone.

Rodney Parade hosts its first Guinness PRO14 fixture since January 17 as Screech and co take on South African side Toyota Cheetahs (kick-off 5.15pm).

The match comes six-and-a-half years after Screech made his Dragons debut in a RaboDirect PRO12 victory over Ulster in Newport.

Screech, 27, is one of four current Dragons squad members – Jack Dixon, Nic Cudd and Lewis Evans being the others – to play a part in that 15-8 win on the opening day of the 2013/14 campaign.

Now he’s about to reach his century in the league, the lock from Church Village can’t help but look forward to the prospect of his 150th Dragons game in all competitions.

Currently boasting an overall tally of 141, that goal should be achievable by the end of the season.

Speaking about his milestones, he said: “I didn't really know until last week when I was told it was going to be my 100th league appearance this weekend.

“I've just been watching my overall Dragons appearances. I know I’m close to 150 so I have been looking at that for a while.

“It is nice to know I have played so many games in the PRO14 and long may it continue.”

He added: “Hopefully I'll get that achievement (150) sometime soon, that would be great.

“It's nice to know you've been involved, and the Dragons do nice things when you get these achievements.

“You get given caps and things like that, and that's why I said I would be looking forward to that 150 because it’s a big honour.

“Not many people get to play that many professional games and it is something I will be proud of.”

Screech would love to make it a day to remember when the Cheetahs come to town, but he knows the visitors will be just as dangerous with ball in hand as Glasgow were last Saturday.

“Hopefully we can back up a good performance now at home against the Cheetahs, who are going to be playing more or less the same as Glasgow,” he said.

“They’ve got good backs and good forwards, and they'll be playing like Glasgow, so we need to be on the money.

“If we kick loosely then they are going to be running it around, their back three is pretty fast.”

He added: “It was quite unpredictable up in Glasgow. We knew the weather was going to be bad, but we didn't know how bad it was going to be.

“We were quite gutted that we didn't get anything out of the game because I thought the boys dug really deep.

“We worked really hard for each other and it was a shame that we couldn't quite get something out of it.

“The positive to take from it was that we were in the game for long spells and the endeavour we put in, having not played for five weeks, and to come out and just blow the cobwebs off, was good.

“It’s been a while since we played at home so I’m looking forward to getting back out there and playing in front of the fans at Rodney Parade.”