Sweeney and Cooper named in Dragons' line-up
February 15, 2007

Newport Gwent Dragons have named Welsh internationals Ceri Sweeney and Gareth Cooper in the starting XV for Friday night's game at Ulster.

Sweeney and Cooper form the half back partnership with Aled Thomas moving from outside half to fullback.

Dragons and Wales U20 captain Ashley Smith is ruled out with a shoulder injury and Academy and Bedwas centre Phil Dolman comes in at inside centre.

There is just one change in the pack from the side that defeated the Borders 48-0 last time out with Andrew Hall coming in at blindside flanker and Michael Owen who will captain the side moves to No.8.

Dragons Team
15. Aled Thomas
14. Gareth Wyatt
13. Paul Emerick
12. Phil Dolman
11. Aled Brew
10. Ceri Sweeney
9. Gareth Cooper
1. Adam Black
2. Ben Daly
3. Jamie Corsi
4. Luke Charteris
5. Peter Sidoli
6. Andrew Hall
7. Jamie Ringer
8. Michael Owen (c)

16. Richard Wilkes
17. Gethin Robinson
18. Colin Charvis
19. Nic Fitisemanu
20. Richard Fussell
21. Mike Hercus
22. Alex Walker

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