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Jones makes two changes for final match of the season for Newport Gwent Dragons

Guinness PRO14 Rugby Editor

5 May 2017

Carl Meyer

Newport Gwent Dragons head coach Kingsley Jones has made two changes to the team that narrowly missed out last weekend against Edinburgh.

This final Round of the Guinness PRO12 2016/17 Championship will see a fantastic Welsh Derby as the Cardiff Blues visit the Constructaquote Stadium in Caerphilly.

The #SuperSaturday fixture will kick off at 17:15 as well as the rest of the Round 22 matches this weekend.

The back three remain unchanged as fullback Carl Meyer gets the nod alongside wings Adam Hughes and last weekend’s try scorer Pat Howard. The centre partnership sees the return of Welsh International Tyler Morgan alongside Sam Beard; with the half-backs partnership remaining unchanged.

The front row sees the return of loosehead prop Sam Hobbs, who joins fellow prop Brok Harris and hooker Thomas Rhys Thomas. The second row remains unchanged with Matthew Screech and Welsh International Cory Hill getting the nod. The back row also remains unchanged with skipper Lewis Evans named alongside fellow flanker Nic Cudd and number 8 Ollie Griffiths.

The replacements bench sees three changes made as Ellis Shipp, who is set to make his Dragons and PRO12 debut, Sarel Pretorius and Jack Dixon join Phil Price, Craig Mitchell, Rynard Landman, Harrison Keddie and Geraint Rhys Jones.

Newport Gwent Dragons team to face Cardiff Blues
15 Carl Meyer, 14 Adam Hughes, 13 Tyler Morgan, 12 Sam Beard, 11 Pat Howard, 10 Angus O’Brien, 9 Charlie Davies; 1 Sam Hobbs, 2 Thomas Rhys Thomas, 3 Brok Harris, 4 Matthew Screech, 5 Cory Hill, 6 Lewis Evans ©, 7 Nic Cudd, 8 Ollie Griffiths.

Replacements: Ellis Shipp, Phil Price, Craig Mitchell, Rynard Landman, Harrison Keddie, Sarel Pretorius, Geraint Rhys Jones, Jack Dixon.