Hallam Amos: Wales back set for Dragons return at Connacht

Hallam Amos attacks for Wales
Hallam Amos won the first of his 18 Wales caps against Tonga in November, 2013
Guinness Pro14: Connacht v Dragons
Venue: Galway Sportsground Date: Saturday, 3 November Kick-off: 17:15 GMT
Coverage: Live on S4C plus score updates on the BBC Sport website and app.

Wales wing Hallam Amos will return for Dragons at Connacht in the Pro14 on Saturday after an elbow injury and may feature at centre.

The 24-year-old medical student normally plays wing or full-back.

"It's fantastic to have Hallam back, he's looking sharp and (his position) will be an interesting surprise," said assistant coach Ceri Jones.

Amos missed out on Wales's Autumn series squad because of the injury, suffered on 15 September.

He has been doing his rehabilitation work with Wales as he bids to fight his way back into the national squad, after playing in all three summer tour games against South Africa and Argentina.

"He's been there or thereabouts with the (Wales) squad for a long time now, so him coming back to us is a boost for everyone," said former Wales prop Jones.

"Hallam's an X-factor player, he can make things happen for us. If you look at Hallam and Jordan (Williams), they can make things happen from nothing. Players like that can make space where other people can't."

Lock Matthew Screech is out of the trip to Galway with ankle trouble, with Joe Davies likely to replace him in the starting XV.

Centre Bundee Aki, prop Finlay Bealham and lock Quinn Roux are with the Ireland squad playing Italy in Chicago, after being released for the narrow loss to Ospreys in Bridgend.

Barren run

Dragons do not expect any of their six Wales squad members to be released, as they bid to end an embarrassing run of 36 Pro14 away games without a win.

"Upfront they've been quite strong, (prop) Denis Buckley is a force though I'm not sure how legal he is, I've played at the Sportsground many times myself and it's a difficult place to play, quite often because of the weather," Jones told BBC Sport Wales.

"We're expecting high winds, so we've put a plan in place for that. If we cut out the silly errors, we're not too far away from that elusive win.

"But we've a lot of respect for them, coach Andy Friend coached me at Harlequins for quite some time, he likes to keep the ball in hand and attack with a couple of trick plays up his sleeve."

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