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PRO14 Preview – Dragons v Zebre


The Dragons will welcome Zebre on Friday night in their round 2 match.

Both sides comes off defeats in round 1 against Leinster and Cardiff Blues respectively, so plenty to play for on Friday night.

Both sides will know that you do not want to start a trend in loosing at the start of the season as it can become a trend very quickly.

The Dragons were not as bad against Leinster as the score suggested and their was plenty of positives to take out of the game.

Turning opportunities into points will be a priority for the Dragons on Friday.

The Dragons will welcome Leon Brown back in the front row as well as fullback Jordan Williams after they missed last weeks clash in Dublin.

There are two more changes to the side from last week with Matthew Screech coming in to partner Joe Davies in the second row.

The other change see Basham on the openside while Keddie move to the blindside.

For Zebre, their captain Bisegni will reach his 100th appearance for the Italian side.

The game will be broadcast live on SuperSport at 21:10 on Friday


Dragons: Jordan Williams, Jonah Holmes, Nick Tompkins, Jamie Roberts, Ashton Hewitt, Sam Davies, Rhodri Williams (c); Brok Harris, Elliot Dee, Leon Brown, Joe Davies, Matthew Screech, Harrison Keddie, Taine Basham, Ross Moriarty

Replacements: Richard Hibbard, Greg Bateman, Aaron Jarvis, Joe Maksymiw, Ben Fry, Tavis Knoyle, Josh Lewis, Adam Warren

Zebre: Jacopo Trulla, Junior Laloifi, Giulio Bisegni (c), Federico Mori, Mattia Bellini, Carlo Canna, Guglielmo Palazzani; Daniele Rimpelli, Marco Manfredi, Eduardo Bello, Leonard Krumov, Ian Nagle, Maxime Mbanda, Johan Meyer, David Sisi

Replacements: Massimo Ceciliani, Danilo Fischetti, Joshua Zilocchi, Cristian Stoian, MicK Kearney, Nicola Casilo, Antonio Rizzi, Lorenzo Masselli

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