Lyn Jones makes five changes to Dragons XV for Munster
NEWPORT Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones has made five changes to his side for tomorrow’s RaboDirect Pro12 clash with Munster in Cork.
Fly-half Kris Burton, scrum-half Jonathan Evans and hooker Hugh Gustafson are handed their first starts of the season after coming off the bench in the win against the Scarlets last weekend.
Fijian ace Netani Talei comes in at number eight while Matthew Pewtner replaces Hallam Amos on the wing with Tom Prydie changing flanks.
Wales Under-20s back row forward Ieuan Jones and hooker Sam Parry are poised for their first action of the season off the bench.
Munster: J Murphy, A Conway, K Earls, I Dineen, S Zebo, JJ Hanrahan, C Sheridan, J Cronin, D Varley, J Ryan, D O'Callaghan, D Foley, P O'Mahony (captain), S Dougall, P Butler. Replacements: M Sherry, D Kilcoyne, S Archer, P O'Connell, CJ Stander, D Williams, I Keatley, F Jones.
Dragons: D Evans, M Pewtner, R Wardle, J Dixon, T Prydie, K Burton, J Evans, P Price, H Gustafson, F Chaparro, A Coombs (captain), M Screech, J Groves, L Evans, N Talei. Replacements: S Parry, O Evans, D Way, R Sidoli, I Jones, R Rees, J Tovey, A Hughes.