Captain Coombs on bench against Bath
NEWPORT Gwent Dragons skipper Andrew Coombs returns against Bath in the Amlin Challenge Cup on Saturday – but only on the bench.
Director of rugby Lyn Jones keeps faith with the second-row partnership of Matthew Screech and Robert Sidoli with Wales lock Coombs among the replacements.
The region's captain missed last weekend's 50-8 win against Mogliano at Rodney Parade because of an ankle injury.
Hallam Amos returns to the wing with in-form Dan Evans returning at full-back while Richie Rees and Jason Tovey are paired at half-back.
There are four changes to the XV up front with hooker Hugh Gustafson, tighthead Dan Way, blindside Netani Talei and openside Lewis Evans getting the nod.
Dragons: D Evans, W Harries, A Hughes, R Wardle, H Amos, J Tovey, R Rees, O Evans, H Gustafson, D Way, M Screech, R Sidoli, N Talei, L Evans, T Faletau. Replacements: E Dee, P Price, F Chaparro, A Coombs, J Groves, J Evans, K Burton, L Robling.
Bath name their team tomorrow.