OLLIE Griffiths is hunting a happy Christmas with the Dragons in a bid to lose his tag as a one-cap wonder in the Six Nations.

The back row forward made a return to international rugby in Wales' win against Barbarians in an uncapped game at Principality Stadium last Saturday.

Griffiths made his Test debut with an extremely brief cameo against Tonga at Eden Park in the summer of 2017 but is yet to win his second cap despite stellar displays for the Dragons.

Injury misfortune and Wales' back row riches led to Warren Gatland looking elsewhere but new boss Wayne Pivac called up the 24-year-old in his first squad.

The head coach called Griffiths "immense" when lauding his breakdown prowess and now the Dragons' talisman wants to force his way into the Six Nations reckoning.

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"I got my first cap two years ago so it was nice to play at Principality Stadium and get a decent bit of game time," said Griffiths, who came off the bench after 56 minutes against the Baa Baas.

"It was nice to be involved in one of the camps and be in with the new coaches to see how everything is going to run.

"Fingers crossed I will be involved in the Six Nations but I know how tough the competition is and what I need to do over the next few games and in the Christmas derbies to be in the mix.

"Look at the back row at the Dragons and we have a lot of quality players with Ross Moriarty coming back soon, Aaron Wainwright back from the World Cup, Taine Basham has had a great start to the season.

"There is competition for places here in the back row and throughout Wales really, especially in my position of openside."

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The arrival of Pivac and a more expansive style should suit the dynamic forward, who can play across the back row.

The Dragons play the first of their back-to-back fixtures against Worcester tomorrow afternoon before festive encounters with the Scarlets and Ospreys at Rodney Parade either side of the Boxing Day trip to Cardiff Blues.

Griffiths, who starts at openside at Sixways, knows it's a vital month for his Test hopes given that Moriarty, Wainwright, Basham, Taulupe Faletau, Justin Tipuric, Josh Navidi, Aaron Shingler, James Davies, Dan Lydiate and Thomas Young are also in the mix.

"I am still stuck on one cap unfortunately but fingers crossed I can get off that," he said. "It's a fresh start and Wayne might want to have some new faces in, which would be good for me.

"Hopefully I will get another chance but the priority is playing well over the Christmas derbies, because if I don't then I won't put my hand up to be chosen.

"The (Wales) coaches said they are going to look at how everyone goes over the next few weeks, especially in the derbies when they see people up against their opposite numbers and there is competition for places.

"The Christmas derbies are the biggest games of the year and hopefully we will pinch a few wins. They are always tough games but if we do well in Europe it will give us a bit of confidence going into them."