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Dragons are energized by the return of Welsh international Jonah Holmes for the defending champions’ visit to Rodney Parade

The Dragons are energized by the return of Welsh team member Jonah Holmes as they welcome Leinster to Rodney Parade tonight

Welsh international Holmes starts on the wing, while promising center Aneurin Owen also makes his debut

Hosts will be deprived of the Welsh Jamie Roberts center following the birth of her son this week

New Dragons signing Dan Baker is a substitute, while prop Lloyd Fairbrother will play in his 100th Pro14 game

Leinster occupies first place in Conference A after 10 of 11 games so far this season

The Dragons, meanwhile, have only managed three wins in their 10 Pro14 games this season

The game is available to watch on Premier Sports 2 or you can follow the action in our live blog below

Dragons: Jordan Williams; Jonah Holmes, Aneurin Owen, Jack Dixon, Ashton Hewitt; Sam Davies, Rhodri Williams (c); Brok Harris, Richard Hibbard, Lloyd Fairbrother, Joe Davies, Ben Carter, Matthew Screech, Ben Fry, Huw Taylor

Substitutes: Ellis Shipp, Greg Bateman, Chris Coleman, Joe Maksymiw, Dan Baker, Luke Baldwin, Josh Lewis, Connor Edwards

Leinster: Max O’Reilly; Cian Kelleher, Rory O’Loughlin, Ross Byrne, Dave Kearney; Harry Byrne, Luke McGrath (c); Peter Dooley, James Tracy, Michael Bent, Ross Molony, Ryan Baird, Josh Murphy, Scott Penny, Jack Conan

Alternates: Dan Sheehan, Marcus Hanan, Tom Clarkson, Devin Toner, Scott Fardy, Rowan Osborne, David Hawkshaw, Jamie Osborne

The dragons seek to get the driving maul, but Leinster is successful in stopping it

Leinster goes quickly on the free kick, but a crossing point in midfield gives the Dragons the chance to finally clear their lines with a penalty

The odds are firmly against the Dragons, but can they provide a shock tonight?

“It’s Friday night at Rodney Parade, it’s wet and muddy and we have to be smarter than we were against Connacht,” he said

Rugby manager Dean Ryan says the Dragons are excited about the prospect of facing the defending champions

Leinster has only lost in the league once this season and, even during an international spell, has more than enough strength to appeal

“We desperately need to get out and play again Doing it against Leinster is exciting because it gives us a real marker on improvements

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“It’s tough for them, they haven’t had a consistent series of games so it’s hard to gain momentum, and on the other hand Leinster is a behemoth that’s hard to stop

“The Dragons will have to rejoice in the opportunity to play the champions and right the wrongs against a great team that is the favorite, whatever team they put on

“The Dragons have a young team, with a very exciting back line, second row Ben Carter was really impressive as was second row Ben Fry But it’s yet another level You have Ross Byrne back, the Fit players Jack Conan, Scott Penny, Luke McGrath and Harry Byrne who now come to the fore and impressed me – as well as Devin Toner and Scott Fardy on the bench”

Confronting the Irish province is never easy, even during the Six Nations – such is their strength in depth

The last time they visited Wales at the end of January they collected 52 points against the Scarlets

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