Jim Botham, the grandson of former England cricket legend Sir Ian, will make his senior Cardiff Blues debut against London Scottish.
The new 'exciting' Pro14 tournament could expand again in the future, says Welsh regional rugby chief executive Mark Davies.
Dragons wing Hallam Amos can regain his Wales place after a nine-month injury lay-off, says skills coach Barry Maddocks.
Dragons' South African players Rynard Landman and Sarel Pretorius predict away trip difficulties in the expanded Pro14.
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Former Wales captain Gwyn Jones says the Pro12 expansion is a gamble despite the money pressures on the Welsh regions.
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