THE Dragons will finish their pre-season preparations with a trip to face the Scarlets.

Dean Ryan's men will head west on Friday, September 9 with the venue and kick-off time yet to be confirmed by the hosts.

It will be a third and final tune-up for the United Rugby Championship for the Dragons after a pair of Anglo-Welsh encounters.

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They welcome Bristol to Rodney Parade on Friday, August 26 (kick-off 7pm) before Wasps, who they will also face in the European Challenge Cup, travel to Newport on Friday, September 2 (kick-off 7pm).

The Dragons won for the first time at Parc y Scarlets last season, one of just two successes, when they stunned their rivals 35-27 with tries by Jack Dixon, Taine Basham, Jared Rosser, Taylor Davies and Rhodri Williams. The tables were turned the following week in Newport.

The friendly will mean a return to the west for loosehead Rob Evans and full-back/fly-half Angus O'Brien after summer moves to Rodney Parade while hooker Davies is back at the Scarlets after spending the last two seasons on loan at the Dragons.