Dragons as new regime
in the hunt for a place in the quarter-finals.
“They’re big men and provide a different kind of challenge. They favour a slower game, but we want it to be high-tempo and run them off the pitch,” he declared.
The Dragons have named the youngest half-back partnership in the history of European competition as Dan Babos and Arwel Robson prepare to make their Challenge Cup debuts.
At just 17, scrum-half Babos impressed in the thrilling 32-32 draw with Ulster last weekend as he became the first player who was born in this millennium to start a Guinness PRO14 match.
And he will claim another record tonight when he lines up alongside outside-half Robson, who is 20. Dragons: A O’Brien; P Howard, A Warren, J Dixon, J Rosser; A Robson, D Babos; T Davies, L Belcher, L Fairbrother, J Davies, R Landman, A Wainwright, J Benjamin, O Griffiths. Subs: G Ellis, L Garrett, S Hobbs, J Sheekey, B Roach, O Leonard, G Henson, R Blake. Enisei-STM: R Gaisin; R Kingi, D Kacharava, S Trishin, F Giliberti; I Kushnarev, A Scherban; A Polivalov, S Selskii, I Zykov, U Saulite, E Elgin; V Orlov, D Krotov, M Gachechiladze. Subs: S Magomedov, V Morozov, V Podrezov, A Rudoi, A Budychenko, K Uzunov, D Simonov, M Gargalic. Referee: Alexandru Ionescu (Rom)
> Lloyd Fairbrother on the charge during Dragons’ 32-32 draw with Ulster last week