THEY spent most of the season as teammates at the Dragons but on Sunday afternoon Connor Edwards and Nick Tompkins will smash into each other in Yorkshire.

The duo will lock horns when Doncaster host Saracens in the English Championship.

Edwards has been a huge hit for the Knights since joining on loan in March, helping them to a perfect five from five.

The 23-year-old from Cwmbran, who is out of contract at the end of the season, missed the opening weekend win while settling into the environment but has since been a pivotal figure.

Edwards has made four successive starts at inside centre and ran a trademark hard line to score the match-winning try in the narrow success against Cornish Pirates.

This weekend against a star-studded Sarries will be his biggest test and he will go up against Tomkins, who is selected at inside centre in a midfield partnership with Lions and England back Elliot Daly.

Tompkins was recalled early from his loan at the Dragons by Sarries, who are trying to return to England's top flight at the first attempt.

The 26-year-old moved to Rodney Parade in a bid to boost his Wales chances but returned to London after the end of the PRO14 and European Challenge Cup campaigns.

"I'm really excited to be back," he said. "It's my home so it's been tough being away, especially watching the guys in another league and I've missed it a lot.

"This is the most nervous I've been in a while as you want to get that respect back from the boys and build those relationships again.

"No team in this league is easy and we've got to be prepared for a fight. Doncaster are a good side with some momentum so it's going to be exciting to play against them.

"I hope we can just rip in to it and go there with the shackles off and be physical."

Sarries include England stars Daly, Owen Farrell, Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Maro Itoje and Billy Vunipola, Wales scrum-half Aled Davies and World Cup-winning South Africa prop Vincent Koch.