THE Dragons intend to give the ball some air against Timisoara Saracens tomorrow night as they attempt to get their attacking game firing, writes Chris Kirwan.

The European Challenge Cup encounter with the Romanian minnows at Rodney Parade should be a routine five-pointer.

The Dragons won 54-17 in Timisoara and Clermont Auvergne ran in 17 tries in their two games with the Pool One whipping boys, whose home clash with Northampton was cancelled because of snow.

Caretaker boss Ceri Jones has rung the changes for tomorrow's game but has put a heavy emphasis on mobility with a rapid back three of Jordan Williams, Daf Howells and Will Talbot-Davies, Wales speedster Hallam Amos at 13 and Wales 7s internationals Rhodri Davies and James Benjamin at scrum-half and number eight respectively.

The Dragons' efforts in defence were impressive in their festive derbies against Cardiff Blues, the Ospreys and Scarlets – shipping just four tries – but now they want to be more of a threat.

"We will be trying to move the ball around, implement on our gameplan on them and see how they cope," said skills coach Alan Kingsley.

"We've looked at Timisoara and respect them but it's about us ticking all our boxes in looking after our game and hopefully the people that get their chance stick up their hands.

"It's all about momentum into Clermont and Munster; we've definitely taken massive steps forwards over recent weeks and it's about looking after our performance and adding another layer to bring more confidence."

The Dragons scored eight tries in Timisoara but led just 19-10 approaching the break.

"They were physical – they are big boys," said Kingsley. "They have a go and like to play rugby with a direct game or out the back.

"Looking at their game against Clermont they had trick plays and they are not afraid to have a go and have nothing to lose.

"They will come here all guns blazing trying to get a scalp, so we have to be careful and respect them in everything they do."