Dragons RFC depart Wales today (Tuesday) with a 30-man squad ahead of BKT United Rugby Championship fixtures against Hollywoodbets Sharks and Emirates Lions in South Africa.
The Men of Gwent face the Sharks at Hollywoodbets Kings Park in Durban on Saturday, November 25 (kick-off 5.05pm).
The Lions are the opposition at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg on Saturday, December 2 (kick-off 3.05pm UK).
Head Coach Dai Flanagan has chosen a tour party of 30 players, that will be captained by Steff Hughes.
“We’re looking forward to the trip and the two games, on the back of a positive performance and result against Ospreys,” said Flanagan.
“It’s a big challenge first up against the Sharks, a big stadium and they have a team of superstars, whoever plays for them.
“It’s a test we are excited by, and the result will look after itself. What is important is that we perform well and continue the momentum we built against Ospreys.
“We’ll then travel to Cape Town for a training week before the game in Johannesburg against Lions, which will be another huge test for us before our attention turns to European competition.”
Dragons RFC Travelling Squad 2023:
Forwards: Rhodri Jones, Aki Seiuli, Dylan Kelleher-Griffiths, Bradley Roberts, James Benjamin, Brodie Coghlan, Lloyd Fairbrother, Chris Coleman, Luke Yendle, Matthew Screech, Joe Davies, George Nott, Sean Lonsdale, Harri Keddie, Ryan Woodman, Ollie Griffiths, Aaron Wainwright
Backs: Dane Blacker, Rhodri Williams, Lewis Jones, Will Reed, Cai Evans, Aneurin Owen, Corey Baldwin, Steff Hughes (c), Sio Tomkinson, Rio Dyer, Ashton Hewitt, Ewan Rosser, Jordan Williams
Unavailable (14): Harri Ackerman (shoulder), Taine Basham (suspension), Gonzalo Bertranou (knock), Leon Brown (calf), Ben Carter (hamstring), Elliot Dee (ribs), Jack Dixon (knock), Dan Lydiate (ribs), Rodrigo Martinez (calf), Angus O’Brien (arm), Josh Reynolds (pec), Jared Rosser (knock), David Richards (back), Joe Westwood (leg)