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EPCR statement: Dragons versus Wasps

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Today’s Dragons versus Wasps match will go ahead, despite two members of Dragons’ Heineken Cup squad testing positive for Covid-19, EPCR have said.

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A statement from the EPCR read: “Following medical advice, EPCR have decided that the Heineken Champions Cup, Round 1 fixture between Dragons and Wasps can go ahead as scheduled at Rodney Parade this evening (Saturday, 12 December).

“EPCR were informed yesterday (Friday, 11 December) that two members of Dragons’ tournament squad and staff had tested positive for COVID-19.

“Consultation then took place with EPCR’s Medical Advisory Group and relevant public health authorities and once all contact tracing evidence had been examined, it was agreed that the Pool A match could be played safely provided Dragons replaced six players in their matchday squad as a precautionary measure.

“Dragons have submitted an amended matchday squad and Wasps have been fully informed of all developments.”

Prop Aaron Jarvis, wing Jonah Holmes and back row duo Lewis Evans and Taine Basham are all called into the starting team.

Joe Davies, Lennon Greggains, Owen Jenkins and Luke Yendle are named among the replacements.

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Dragons team: Josh Lewis, Jared Rosser, Nick Tompkins, Jamie Roberts, Jonah Holmes, Sam Davies, Rhodri Williams (c); Brok Harris, Richard Hibbard, Aaron Jarvis, Ben Carter, Joe Maksymiw, Lewis Evans, Taine Basham, Ollie Griffiths

Replacements: Elliot Dee, Josh Reynolds, Luke Yendle, Joe Davies, Lennon Greggains, Tavis Knoyle, Jack Dixon, Owen Jenkins

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