FLANKER Lewis Evans will captain Newport Gwent Dragons against Treviso in the RaboDirect Pro12 tomorrow after Andrew Coombs was ruled out because of a mild knee strain.

The Wales lock is unable to lead the side out at the Stadio Monigo (kick-off 6pm) but should be fit to return against the Ospreys at the Millennium Stadium on Easter Sunday.

Director of rugby Lyn Jones makes three changes to the starting XV that lost to Edinburgh at Rodney Parade last week.

Cory Hill replaces Coombs in the second row, scrum-half Wayne Evans comes in for Richie Rees and Nic Cudd has recovered from a bug to slot in at flanker at the expense of Jevon Groves.

Treviso: L McLean, L Nitoglia, M Campagnaro, C Loamanu, A Esposito, M Berquist, T Botes, A De Marchi, L Ghiraldini, L Cittadini, A Pavanello (captain), C Van Zyl, M Filippucci, P Derbyshire, R Barbieri. Replacements: G Maistri, M Muccignat, I Fernandez-Rouyet, V Bernabo, M Vosawai, A Sgarbi, F Semenzato, J Ambrosini

Dragons: D Evans, T Prydie, P Leach, J Dixon, H Amos, J Tovey, W Evans, P Price, E Dee, D Bell, C Hill, M Screech, L Evans (captain), N Cudd, T Faletau. Replacements: S Parry, O Evans, B Douglas, R Sidoli, J Groves, R Rees, K Burton, R Wardle

Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)