CHRIS Hollis will make his Dragons debut as a starter against his former side when the Stormers aim to boost their United Rugby Championship play-off hopes at Rodney Parade.

The South African winger has signed until the end of the season on a short-term contract and comes in on the left flank in the final fixture of the campaign in Newport tomorrow (kick-off 7.35pm).

Hollis is one of five changes with head coach Dai Flanagan forced into switching his fly-half and a second row due to injury and suspension.

Will Reed will pull the strings because Cai Evans suffered a broken bone in a shin in the 34-27 loss to Connacht while George Nott replaces Ben Carter, who is serving a ban after being red-carded for a dangerous tackle against the Irish province.

South Wales Argus: BACK: Dragons flanker Harri KeddieBACK: Dragons flanker Harri Keddie (Image: Huw Evans Agency)

Harri Keddie was a late withdrawal last time out because of a niggle and he comes into the XV at openside, with Wales international Taine Basham charged with adding energy from the bench.

Dane Blacker gets the nod at scrum-half with Morgan Lloyd, who enjoyed a superb season with Pontypool in the Premiership, in line for a debut as a replacement.

The 21-year-old is joined on the bench by fly-half/full-back Angus O’Brien, who is back from a second arm injury of the campaign, while the cupboard is bare at lock.

That means two hookers are among the replacements with James Benjamin covering the back row, with blindside Sean Lonsdale the next option in the second row.

Carter is suspended while Barny Langton-Cryer, who was on the bench last time out, will be playing for Newport in the Premiership final on Saturday along with centre Joe Westwood and scrum-half Che Hope.

Two players make their Rodney Parade farewells as Dragons – Lonsdale and centre/wing Sio Tomkinson, who is on the bench.

South Wales Argus: RETURN: Dragons favourite Brok Harris is on the Stormers' benchRETURN: Dragons favourite Brok Harris is on the Stormers' bench

Dragons legend Brok Harris will make another appearance at his former stamping ground as off the bench.

The prop, who spent seven seasons at Rodney Parade and can play both sides of the scrum, is named in a formidable matchday squad that is boosted by the returns from injury of Angelo Davids, Sti Sithole and Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu.

The Stormers’ matchday squad features seven Springboks, including fly-half Manie Libbok and tighthead Frans Malberbe from last year’s World Cup-winning squad.

The South Africans sit fifth in the table, just two points ahead of ninth-placed Edinburgh, and need a win in the scrap for the play-offs, with Connacht away to come next week.

Stormers director of rugby John Dobson said: “There is little room for error as the play-offs get closer and having had all of last week to prepare, we are determined to give our best.

“We know that Rodney Parade is a tough place to play, so it will require a big effort to get the result that we need.”

Dragons: Jordan Williams, Rio Dyer, Steff Hughes (captain), Aneurin Owen, Chris Hollis, Will Reed, Dane Blacker; Rhodri Jones, Elliot Dee, Chris Coleman, Matthew Screech, George Nott, Sean Lonsdale, Harri Keddie, Aaron Wainwright.

Replacements: Brodie Coghlan, Rodrigo Martinez, Dmitri Arhip, James Benjamin, Taine Basham, Morgan Lloyd, Angus O’Brien, Sio Tomkinson.

Stormers: Warrick Gelant; Suleiman Hartzenberg, Wandisile Simelane, Dan du Plessis, Angelo Davids; Manie Libbok, Herschel Jantjies; Sti Sithole, Joseph Dweba, Frans Malherbe, Salmaan Moerat (captain), Ruben van Heerden, Willie Engelbrecht, Ben-Jason Dixon, Evan Roos.

Replacements: Andre-Hugo Venter, Brok Harris, Neethling Fouche, Adre Smith, Hacjivah Dayimani, Stefan Ungerer, Jean-Luc du Plessis, Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu.