Faletau ruled out for Dragons

Date published: November 14 2015

The Dragons have suffered a blow ahead of Sunday's Challenge Cup clash with Sale Sharks after number eight Taulupe Faletau was ruled out injured.

Wales international Faletau was originally named on the replacements bench for the game at Rodney Parade but has failed a late fitness test.

Nick Crosswell has replaced the international star on the bench.

Dragons (revised): 15 Carl Meyer, 14 Ashton Hewitt, 13 Adam Hughes, 12 Adam Warren, 11 Nick Scott, 10 Dorian Jones, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Ed Jackson, 7 Ollie Griffiths, 6 Lewis Evans, 5 Rynard Landman (c), 4 Cory Hill, 3 Shaun Knight, 2 Elliot Dee, 1 Boris Stankovich.

Replacements: 16 Rhys Buckley, 17 Phil Price, 18 Brok Harris, 19 Matthew Screech, 20 Nick Crosswell, 21 Charlie Davies, 22 Jason Tovey, 23 Ross Wardle.

Venue: Rodney Parade
Kick-off: 15:15 GMT
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Assistant Referees: Cédric Marchat (France), Jonathan Gasnier (France)
TMO: Vincent Azoulay (France)