DRAGONS coach Hendre Marnitz says that versatile Zane Kirchner's organisational skills make him a good fit for fly-half in tomorrow evening's clash with Glasgow in the Guinness PRO14, writes Chris Kirwan.

The former Springbok started the season at full-back before suffering a dislocated shoulder in September that sidelined him for four months.

The 33-year-old made his return in the Anglo-Welsh Cup last month and played 80 minutes at fly-half against both Saracens and Worcester.

Kirchner pulled the strings nicely against the English Warriors, scoring a try and setting up Tyler Morgan's match-winning try with a cute grubber kick, and stays at 10 against the Scottish Warriors.

Wales star Hallam Amos comes in at full-back after being released from Six Nations camp with playmaker Gavin Henson having to settle for a place on the bench

"We see Zane as a 10/11/13/15," said defence coach Marnitz about his compatriot. "He played a fair bit in his junior career at 10, Leinster played him a lot at 13 and on the wing, so he is fairly flexible.

"He has been to two World Cups and has vast experience – he has played Super Rugby, with Leinster, now at the Dragons and has been all over the world being coached by different coaches.

"Zane has got a good skill set and a good kicking game which is a nice plus for us. He was out for a long time and we missed him because he is a good voice that talks a lot and organises us. He is a good bloke to have around."

The Glasgow game is the first part of a February home triple-header in the PRO14 with Benetton Treviso in Newport a week on Sunday before Edinburgh are welcomed to Ebbw Vale.

The Dragons head into the block on the back of encouraging performances in victory against Bordeaux-Begles in the European Challenge Cup and Worcester in the Anglo-Welsh Cup in Newport.

"It's nice to be at Rodney Parade and it's somewhere that our boys really excel at playing. The crowd really lift us and teams know that it's not an easy place to go to," said Marnitz.

"The wins were good for momentum and we just have to keep building and get better week to week."

Amos starts after being released from Six Nations camp for first action since suffering an ankle injury against Cardiff Blues on Boxing Day.

Centre Tyler Morgan starts while tighthead Leon Brown is back on the bench after being sidelined by a concussion suffered when winning his third cap against New Zealand in November. In-form Lloyd Fairbrother keeps the 3 jersey.

Head coach Bernard Jackman rings the changes from last week's fine win against Worcester in the Anglo-Welsh Cup, bringing in Amos, Morgan, centre Jack Dixon, wing Adam Warren and scrum-half Dan Babos, who has been released from Wales Under-20s duty. Up front there are recalls for front rowers Sam Hobbs, Liam Belcher and Fairbrother.

The Warriors had 17 players in Scotland's Six Nations squad and nine of them - full-back Stuart Hogg, wing Tommy Seymour, centres Huw Jones and Peter Horne, fly-half Finn Russell, scrum-half Ali Price, prop Jamie Bhattie, lock Jonny Gray and number eight Ryan Wilson - will feature against France on Sunday.

Glasgow lead Conference A with just one league loss this season, to rivals Edinburgh before Christmas, and Marnitz knows his side must be on their guard even with a glut of stars preparing for Murrayfield rather than Rodney Parade.

"Glasgow are one of the best attacking teams in the competition," he said. "We had a couple of Anglo-Welsh Cup games and they probably spent their time doing conditioning, skills and prepping for us.

"We know that they are a very dangerous team who are lethal on turovers so we have to be accurate, have a good work rate and make sure that we knuckle down.

"Any player at Glasgow or Edinburgh knows that they could get a Six Nations berth with the amount of injuries we see now. At any given stage you can be the next one in and Glasgow and Edinburgh is where Gregor Townsend will go knocking."

Dragons: H Amos, A Warren, T Morgan, J Dixon, J Rosser, Z Kirchner, D Babos, S Hobbs, L Belcher, L Fairbrother, J Davies, R Landman, A Wainwright, J Benjamin, H Keddie (captain). Replacements: E Shipp, G Ellis, L Brown, H Williams, L Greggains, S Pretorius, G Henson, J Sage.

Glasgow: R Jackson, L Jones, N Grigg, B Thomson, R Tagive, A Hastings, G Horne, A Allan, J Malcolm, S Halanukonuka, R Harley (captain), G Peterson, M Fagerson, C Fusaro, A Ashe. Replacements: G Stewart, O Kebble, D Rae, K McDonald, M Smith, H Pyrgos, P Kelly, N Matawalu.

Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)