FORMER Springbok Zane Kirchner will make his return from injury in the unfamiliar position of fly-half in the Dragons’ Anglo-Welsh Cup clash at Saracens tomorrow.

The 33-year-old has been out of action since suffering a dislocated shoulder in the Guinness PRO14 win against Connacht in September and returns with 10 on his back at Allianz Park (kick-off 3pm).

Kirchner played fly-half when he attended PW Botha College in George but his professional career has predominantly been spent at full-back with occasional appearances on the wing or midfield.

Gavin Henson is rested, Arwel Robson is injured and Kirchner is selected ahead of Angus O'Brien and Dorian Jones.

Harrison Keddie also makes his return from four months out in a strange position, captaining the side from openside rather than his usual blindside or number eight.

The Dragons have run the changes for the development competition after last week’s superb 33-17 Challenge Cup victory against Bordeaux-Begles.

Sam Beard returns at outside centre after being ineligible for Europe and partners Connor Edwards in midfield.

Speedster Rio Dyer makes his debut on the left wing before heading off for Wales duty at the Under-20s Six Nations along with Dan Babos and Max Williams, who start at scrum-half and lock respectively.

Wing Pat Howard, hooker Liam Belcher and tighthead Nicky Thomas also come into the XV while lock Henri Williams and scrum-half Callum Morris could make Dragons debuts from the bench.

Calvin Wellington, who signed from rugby league giants St Helens last autumn, is also set for a bow after being named as a replacement.

The conversion of Gerard Ellis into a loosehead prop will continue with the hooker named as Sam Hobbs’ back-up.

European Champions Cup quarter-finalists Saracens feature Wales lock Dominic Day in a youthful side.

Saracens: M Gallagher, O Morris, N Tompkins, R Bird-Tulloch, R Segun, M Malins, T Whiteley, H Thompson, S Spurling, K Longbottom, D Day, M Flanagan, J Nay, B Earl (captain), S Vailanu. Replacements: T McElroy, T Lamositele, J Figallo, D Cutmore, S Reffell, N Stirzaker, D Morris, A Gliksten.

Dragons: C Meyer, P Howard, S Beard, C Edwards, R Dyer, Z Kirchner, D Babos, S Hobbs, L Belcher, N Thomas, M Williams, R Landman, J Sheekey, H Keddie (captain), R Blake. Replacements: E Shipp, G Ellis, L Fairbrother, H Williams, A Wainwright, C Morris, J Sage, C Wellington.

Referee: Simon Harding​