WALES squad member Taine Basham, full-back Will Talbot-Davies and international prop Aaron Jarvis will start for the Dragons against Toyota Cheetahs at Rodney Parade tomorrow.

Basham replaces Huw Taylor in a new-look back row, with Harri Keddie and Ollie Griffiths moving to blindside and number eight respectively following the 34-19 defeat to Glasgow Warriors.

Basham, who replaced Taylor early in the second half at Scotstoun Stadium, starts the Guinness PRO14 clash (Kick-off 5.15pm) at openside having been released by Wales on Thursday.

Talbot-Davies, in for Joe Goodchild, returns to the starting line-up after being out of action since injuring his wrist in early January.

With Brok Harris not recovering from the pectoral injury he sustained in Scotland, Jarvis comes into the pack at loosehead.

There are also comebacks to the matchday squad for lock Brandon Nansen and back-rower Lewis Evans, who are joined on the bench by young prop Chris Coleman.

Second row Matthew Screech will hit a personal milestone as he makes his 100th league appearance after being named in XV alongside Joe Davies.

“We’re all looking forward to being back on home soil,” said Ryan.

“All homes games are important to us and we now want to build on last week’s game in Scotland.

“We understand this is a tough period for us, with some of our senior players away, but it is an opportunity for others that they must take.

“The Cheetahs have an ambitious game plan and pose threats all over the field.

“However, they’ve had three weeks in the rain over here, which has been tough for them.

“We’ve got to see if we can make it a bit tougher for them this weekend.”

The Cheetahs will have to make do without the services of Jasper Wiese and Chris Massyn, which has forced coach Hawies Fourie to make changes to the side that lost 20-10 to Ulster.

Gerhard Oliver replaces Massyn, who has returned to South Africa with a concussion, on the blindside.

Aidon Davis starts at number eight in place of Wiese, who has been suspended for four matches for a dangerous cleanout against Ulster. Sias Koen provides cover on the bench.

Last week’s loss saw the Cheetahs, one place and 13 points above the Dragons in Conference A, drop out of the top three.

They have won both their previous meetings with the Dragons, who are unbeaten in four on home soil.

“We really want to finish off the tour on a high note with a win. All of our focus is on that,” said Fourie.

Dragons: W Talbot-Davies; J Rosser, A Warren, J Dixon, A Hewitt; S Davies, R Williams (capt); A Jarvis, E Shipp, L Fairbrother, J Davies, M Screech, H Keddie, T Basham, O Griffiths. Reps: R Lawrence, J Reynolds, C Coleman, B Nansen, L Evans, T Knoyle, J Botica, J Goodchild.

Cheetahs: C Blommetjies; R Smith, W Small-Smith, B J van Rensburg, C Barry; T Schoeman, R Pienaar (capt); B Venter, W Arnoldi, L de Bruin, S Manjezi, W Steenkamp, G Olivier, J Pokomela, A Davis. Reps: J Dweba, C Marais, A Coetzee, JP du Preez, S Koen, T Meyer, L Fouche, C Smit.​