AARON Wainwright will start on his Dragons return against Worcester in the European Challenge Cup tomorrow with fellow World Cup star Elliot Dee on the bench.

Back row forward Wainwright and hooker Dee make their first regional appearances of the campaign at Sixways (kick-off 3pm) while wing Ashton Hewitt, fly-half Sam Davies, tighthead Leon Brown and flanker Ollie Griffiths are back after being with Wales last weekend.

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Director of rugby Ryan makes eight changes to the XV that was hammered 39-12 by previously winless Zebre in Newport last weekend.

Tyler Morgan and Tom Griffiths get the nod in midfield with Hewitt on the left wing and Davies joining forces with Rhodri Williams, who captains the side from scrum-half.

Brown returns in the front row with Wainwright and Griffiths starting at blindside and openside respectively.

Two former Warriors are on the bench in scrum-half Luke Baldwin and flanker Huw Taylor while Jacob Botica is fly-half cover after Arwel Robson suffered a blow to the head last weekend.

Worcester have made a strong start to the Gallagher Premiership to sit fourth but ring the changes for Europe with a heavy emphasis on English-qualified players because of the RFU's funding incentive.

Worcester: N Heward, P Humphreys, O Lawrence, R Mills, N David, J Shillcock, M Heaney, R Bower, M Moulds, C Carey, A Kitchener, J Clegg, T Dodd, M Cox, GJ van Velze (captain). Replacements: I Miller, K Owen, R Palframan, J Scott, M Monks, J Kitto, G Simpson, C Pennell.​

Dragons: W Talbot-Davies, O Jenkins, T Morgan, T Griffiths, A Hewitt, S Davies, R Williams (captain), B Harris, R Hibbard, L Brown, J Davies, M Screech, A Wainwright, O Griffiths, T Basham. Replacements: E Dee, J Reynolds, A Jarvis, M Williams, H Taylor, L Baldwin, J Botica, A Warren.

Referee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)