THE Dragons will be boosted by Aaron Wainwright in their back row against the Ospreys after the back rower was released for action by Wales.

The 23-year-old started the Six Nations win against Scotland at Murrayfield but missed out against England after also sitting out the opener versus Ireland.

Wayne Pivac opted for a starting trio of Josh Navidi, Justin Tipuric and Taulupe Faletau, backed up by James Botham, for the Triple Crown-sealing victory at Principality Stadium.

The head coach has now given Wainwright the opportunity to get some game time in the Guinness PRO14, giving a considerable boost to the bid to end an eight-game losing streak in Bridgend on Saturday.

Hooker Elliot Dee, tighthead Leon Brown and centre Nick Tompkins remain in Test camp while the Ospreys will be boosted by the presence of Owen Watkin in midfield.

South Wales Argus: Aaron Wainwright claims lineout ball at MurrayfieldAaron Wainwright claims lineout ball at Murrayfield

Wainwright, who has signed a new three-year contract to stay at the Dragons, is now set to form a powerful trio at the Brewery Field.

Director of rugby Dean Ryan has fit-again Wales international Ross Moriarty, in-form Harri Keddie and abrasive flanker Ben Fry as his other options.

Versatile Wainwright has played just four times for his club this season with three of those starts at number eight, a position that Pivac believes makes the most of his dynamism with ball in hand.