Captain and lock Andrew Coombs has been named in the Dragons starting line-up to face Bordeaux B�gles in Friday’s Amlin Challenge Cup clash.
Coombs will feature alongside fellow Welsh internationals Hallam Amos and Toby Faletau and admits he is eager to get onto the pitch.
“I am really keen to get out on the field now, I am feeling good and I can’t wait to play,” he told the Dragons website ahead of the Pool fixture.
Fly-half Stephen Myler believes Northampton Saints are in good stead ahead of Saturday’s Heineken Cup clash with Leinster.
The Saints boast a seven-game winning run in all competitions going into the match-up with the Dublin heavyweights at Franklin’s Gardens.
Leinster currently sit three points clear of Myler’s side at the top of Pool 1, and the pivot knows how stern a challenge the Pro12 champions will provide, with the return fixture at the RDS just eight days later.