Internationals return for Glasgow Warriors clash

Guinness PRO14 Rugby Editor
08 February 2018

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Wales Internationals Hallam Amos, Tyler Morgan and Leon Brown return to the matchday 23 for tomorrows clash against Glasgow Warriors at Rodney Parade, KO 19:35.

Internationals return for Glasgow Warriors clash

The Dragons side is boosted by the return of Hallam Amos, who was released from Six Nations duty this week, as well as having Tyler Morgan make his first start for the Men of Gwent after making his return from injury last weekend off the bench. Whilst Leon Brown is set to return following three months on the side lines due to concussion.

Amos, who has been capped 15 times by Wales gets the nod at fullback and is joined in the back three by wings Adam Warren and Jared Rosser. Tyler Morgan and Jack Dixon return to the centre partnership, whilst Zane Kirchner retains his position at fly-half and is joined in the halfbacks by Wales U20s starlet Dan Babos.

Sam Hobbs and Lloyd Fairbrother get the nod and form a new look front row alongside hooker Liam Belcher who returns to the starting XV after dropping out of the warm-up last weekend with a shoulder issue. Locks Joe Davies and Rynard Landman remain in the second row and the back row also remains unchanged, with number eight Harri Keddie named to skipper the side in Cory Hill’s absence.

The replacements bench sees Leon Brown and Gavin Henson named amongst the substitutes as well as Ellis Shipp, Gerard Ellis, Henri Williams, Lennon Greggains, Sarel Pretorius and Jarryd Sage.

Commenting on having the internationals back, Dragons defence coach Hendre Marnitz said; “It’s always good to have your international players back. We all know that Tyler is a special player with loads of X-factor.

“It’s good to have him back and the club to have a very competitive environment. Suddenly there are a lot of players competing for a couple of positions, which lifts training and the environment.

“Jarryd Sage and Connor Edwards did well against Worcester, Jack Dixon and Adam Warren were very good against Bordeaux-Begles and Sam Beard has had a couple of good games.”

He continued; “We have to keep building and get better week on week. Worcester was a very nice game to watch and any neutral in the stands would have enjoyed the spectacle.

“Our composure was good in a game that could have gone either way, we were very good with a couple of tactical kicks that went in behind then defensively we didn’t do anything stupid at the end.

“It’s always good to get a win that you had to work hard for.”

Dragons team to face Glasgow Warriors

15 Hallam Amos, 14 Adam Warren, 13 Tyler Morgan, 12 Jack Dixon, 11 Jared Rosser, 10 Zane Kirchner, 9 Dan Babos; 1 Sam Hobbs, 2 Liam Belcher, 3 Lloyd Fairbrother, 4 Joe Davies, 5 Rynard Landman, 6 Aaron Wainwright, 7 James Benjamin, 8 Harri Keddie ©.

Replacements; Ellis Shipp, Gerard Ellis, Leon Brown, Henri Williams, Lennon Greggains, Sarel Pretorius, Gavin Henson, Jarryd Sage.

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