Wing Jared Rosser will make his first appearance of the season as Dragons make changes for the Guinness PRO14 Welsh derby with Cardiff Blues at Cardiff Arms Park on Boxing Day (kick-off 3pm).
Speedster Rosser, who has scored 13 tries in 40 appearances for Dragons, is handed a starting spot after recovering from a leg injury.
Dean Ryan, Director of Dragons Rugby, makes five changes to the side that defeated Scarlets as he looks to inject fresh energy into his team with a five-day turnaround between games.
Wales international Number Eight Ross Moriarty starts his first game of the season, with back row partner Aaron Wainwright moving to blindside flanker and Cory Hill into the second row to partner Matthew Screech.
Experienced duo Richard Hibbard and Aaron Jarvis both come into the front row to partner Brok Harris, after impressing from the bench in the derby success over Scarlets.
Centre Tyler Morgan is also are named in midfield where he joins forces with Jack Dixon.
Several changes on the bench include the return of scrum half Luke Baldwin, back row Harrison Keddie and talented young prop Josh Reynolds.
Dragons (v Cardiff Blues): Will Talbot-Davies, Jared Rosser, Tyler Morgan, Jack Dixon, Ashton Hewitt, Sam Davies, Rhodri Williams (c); Brok Harris, Richard Hibbard, Aaron Jarvis, Matthew Screech, Cory Hill, Aaron Wainwright, Taine Basham, Ross Moriarty
Replacements: Elliot Dee, Josh Reynolds, Leon Brown, Joe Davies, Harrison Keddie, Luke Baldwin, Jacob Botica, Adam Warren