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Brown to make his first start for Newport Gwent Dragons

Leon Brown

Newport Gwent Dragons prop Leon Brown will make his first start for the Men of Gwent this weekend against fellow Welsh Region, Scarlets in the second Round of the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

The 20-year-old made his debut for the Dragons last weekend against a tough English opponent in Leicester Tigers. Previous to this he has appeared for the Dragons Premiership Select in the British and Irish Cup as well as Principality Premiership side Cross Keys. The youngster also has international caps from Wales U20s after being involved in the 2016 U20s Six Nations.

The Dragons return to home ground this weekend against the Scarlets as they play at Rodney Parade on Friday, KO 19:30. Once again the Dragons management team field a mixture of experience and youth.

Fullback Carl Meyer retains his position in the back three and is joined by wings Pat Howard and Ashton Hewitt. The centre partnership sees Sam Beard join Adam Warren. Fly-half Angus O’Brien returns to full fitness and is named in the half-backs with experienced scrum-half Sarel Pretorius.

The front row is all change as props Sam Hobbs and Leon Brown are joined by hooker Rhys Buckley.  The second row sees the return of locks Nick Crosswell and Rynard Landman, with a back-row consisting of young flankers Harrison Keddie and Ollie Griffiths who pack down either side of number 8 Ed Jackson.

The replacements bench sees Thomas Rhys Thomas, Thomas Davies, Brok Harris, Matthew Screech, Nic Cudd, Tavis Knoyle, Arwel Robson and Tyler Morgan named.

Newport Gwent Dragons team to face Scarlets

15 Carl Meyer, 14 Pat Howard, 13 Sam Beard, 12 Adam Warren, 11 Ashton Hewitt, 10 Angus O’Brien, 9 Sarel Pretorius; 1 Sam Hobbs, 2 Rhys Buckley, 3 Leon Brown, 4 Nick Crosswell, 5 Rynard Landman, 6 Harrison Keddie, 7 Ollie Griffiths, 8 Ed Jackson.

Replacements: 16 Thomas Rhys Thomas, 17 Thomas Davies, 18 Brok Harris, 19 Matthew Screech, 20 Nic Cudd, 21 Tavis Knoyle, 22 Arwel Robson, 23 Tyler Morgan.

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