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- European Rugby Challenge Cup
- Pool 2
- 11th Jan 2014
- KO 14:30
- Ground: Rodney Parade, Newport
- Att: 6,063
Amlin Challenge Cup Pool 2: Dragons v Bath preview
The Dragons host Bath on Saturday with the visitors targeting a win that will see them confirmed as Pool 2 winners in the Amlin Challenge Cup.
The English side boast a perfect record of four wins from four in the competition this season with an impressive points difference of 135.
Meanwhile, the Dragons have won two and lost two from their fixtures and hold second place in the pool courtesy of having earned one bonus point more than third-placed Bordeaux-Begles.
Defeat would leave the Newport team needing to win at bottom side Mogliano in next week's final round of fixtures to be in with a chance second spot in the pool.
The previous meeting between the sides saw Bath come away 26-10 victors with Tom Heathcote kicking 16 points to pull his side clear after the first half ended 10 apiece.
The home side welcome back Tom Prydie for the first time since he picked up a hamstring injury playing for Wales during the Autumn Internationals, whilst captain Andrew Coombe has recovered from a knee injury to take his place in the second row.
The visitors make a total of 12 changes for the clash with Paul James assuming the captaincy. Anthony Watson will look to continue his scintillating form from full-back, as Tom Biggs and Rich Lane aim to use their pace and guile out wide to similar effect.
Gavin Henson starts at outside centre and the match-winner from October's reverse fixture, Heathcote, gets the nod at fly-half.
Dragons: 15 Evans, 14 Pewtner, 13 Wardle, 12 Smith, 11 Prydie, 10 Tovey, 9 Rees; 1 Evans, 2 Thomas, 3 Buck, 4 Coombs (c), 5 Sidoli, 6 Groves, 7 Cudd, 8 Faletau.
Replacements: 16 Dee, 17 Gustafson, 18 Way, 19 Screech, 20 I Jones, 21 L Jones, 22 S Jones, 23 Leach.
Bath: 15 Watson, 14 Lane, 13 Henson, 12 Devoto, 11 Biggs, 10 Heathcote, 9 Young; 1 James (c), 2 Guinazu, 3 Orlandi, 4 Day, 5 Caldwell, 6 Gilbert, 7 Fearns, 8 Houston.
Replacements: 16 Batty, 17 Perenise, 18 Palma Newport, 19 Garvey, 20 Mercer, 21 Roberts, 22 Joseph, 23 Banahan.
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|European Rugby Challenge Cup|
|Sunday 25th January|
|European Rugby Challenge Cup|
|London Welsh 12 - 17 Lyon Olympique|
|Saturday 24th January|
|Exeter 45 - 3 Bayonne|
|La Rochelle 20 - 30 Connacht|
|Newport Gwent D'gons 30 - 19 Stade Francais|
|Bucuresti 10 - 52 Newcastle|
|Grenoble 3 - 28 Cardiff Blues|
|Rovigo 6 - 34 London Irish|
|Friday 23rd January|
|Edinburgh 38 - 20 Bordeaux-Begles|
|Thursday 22nd January|
|Brive 20 - 31 Gloucester|
|Oyonnax 20 - 3 Zebre|
|Sunday 18th January|
|Connacht 24 - 33 Exeter|
|Saturday 17th January|
|Lyon Olympique 21 - 19 Edinburgh|
|Bayonne 14 - 0 La Rochelle|
|Newcastle 29 - 40 Newport Gwent D'gons|
|London Irish 43 - 41 Grenoble|
|Zebre 23 - 13 Brive|
|Gloucester 33 - 3 Oyonnax|
|Stade Francais 47 - 12 Bucuresti|
|Friday 16th January|
|Bordeaux-Begles 26 - 3 London Welsh|
|Cardiff Blues 104 - 12 Rovigo|
|Sunday 14th December|
|London Welsh 6 - 24 Edinburgh|
|Saturday 13th December|
|Bayonne 27 - 29 Connacht|
|Oyonnax 22 - 17 Brive|
|London Irish 34 - 23 Cardiff Blues|
|Zebre 16 - 32 Gloucester|
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