The attractive duel scheduled for October 30 between Wales and New Zealand may not feature several of the Dragon figures, according to reports WalesOnline, for being out of World Rugby’s November international window.
That includes the stars Louis Rees-Zammit, Taulupe Faletau and Dan Biggar, while Callum Sheedy, Ioan Lloyd and Nick Tompkins may not be available either.
Injuries are another problem for head coach Wayne Pivac, given that Justin Tipuric, Leigh Halfpenny, Liam Williams and George North they will almost definitely miss that match.
Then there’s the concern for wing Josh Navidi, who left during Cardiff’s game with the Bulls on Saturday due to a shoulder injury.
However, there is better news with the return of Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Adam Beard and captain Alun Wyn Jones, who participated in their respective regions in the United Rugby Championship at the weekend.