DRAGONS director of Rugby Lyn Jones, taking over from Nick Wakley, who is unavailable, has made three changes to the squad for the Premiership Rugby 7s tournament at The Stoop on Friday.
The squad is once again a mixture of youth and experience as the Dragons prepare to take on Newcastle Falcons in their first game at 7.15pm.
Among the regular sevens names are Rhys Jones and Sam Cross who retain their places. Experienced sevens player Matthew Pewtner also keeps his place after being declared fit to play following a knee injury suffered during the Welsh leg of the tournament.
Joining these in the Dragons squad is another regular name on the sevens scene, Luke Morgan. The Bridgend-born winger has recently returned from the Commonwealth games with Wales and will take the place of injured Elliot Frewen.
Jones has also brought in James Cordy-Redden and Angus O’Brien. Cordy-Redden, who currently plays for Cross Keys RFC, is another player with sevens experience through playing for Crawshays 7s and Great Britain Students 7s. Angus O’Brien comes into the squad after being named as a reserve in the Welsh leg of the tournament.
The three players replaced are Elliot Frewen (hand injury), James Benjamin (shoulder injury) and Harri Keddie, who has commitments with the Wales U18s squad.
The remainder of the squad stays the same, Dorian Jones, Owen Davies, Jonny Lewis, James Thomas, Lewis Hudd and Ollie Griffiths all retaining their places.
Dragons Premiership Sevens Squad: Angus O’Brien, Dorian Jones, Owen Davies, Jonny Lewis, Luke Morgan, Matthew Pewtner, Rhys Jones, James Thomas, James Cordy-Redden, Lewis Hudd, Ollie Griffiths, Sam Cross (C).