Edinburgh Rugby head coach Alan Solomons believes the growing strength and depth at the club is evidenced by a strong selection traveling to face the Dragons this Sunday at Rodney Parade (kick-off 1.05pm) - live on BBC ALBA.
Second row Rob Sidoli will take on the role of skipper for the sixth time this season as Welsh international Andrew Coombs is out of the starting line up with a knee injury which he sustained during last week's Dominos Derby against the Cardiff Blues.
Harry Robinson and Richard Smith return to the starting line-up as Cardiff Blues launch 2014 with a home clash against Newport Gwent Dragons in the Dominos Derby Series RaboDirect PRO12 clash at the Arms Park on New Year's Day (kick-off 2.05pm).
Head Coach Rob Penney continues with the squad rotation this week as JJ Hanrahan is the only survivor from last weekend's starting XV against Scarlets to start in Friday night's Interprovincial derby against Connacht in Thomond Park, ko 7.15pm.
After putting out an unchanged Connacht team for the last four games, Head Coach Pat Lam has made seven personnel and two positional changes to the Connacht team for tomorrow's interpro clash with Munster at the Sportsground, kick off 6:15pm.
Fly-half Kris Burton has been handed his 14th start of the season for the men of Gwent, as he lines up on Easter Sunday against strong welsh outfit the Ospreys in Judgement Day at the Millennium Stadium, (KO 16:45).