He includes fullback Dan Evans in the team, who has recently recovered from an injury which he sustained whilst playing against Ulster.
We also see the inclusion of Ross Wardle, who was man of the match in the Dragons last home game. He remains in the centre pairing alongside young gun Lewis Robling after their successful combination at home to Munster.
Recently selected Lions Toby Faletau and Dan Lydiate also remain in the lineup along with skipper Andrew Coombs and Tom Prydie, who this week were named to tour with Wales to Japan this summer.
As for the bench we see Hallam Amos return from his ankle injury and Pat Leach who both take their place on the bench.
Dragons Team to face Edinburgh
Dan Evans, Tom Prydie, Ross Wardle, Lewis Robling, Tonderai Chavhanga, Steffan Jones, Jonathan Evans; Aaron Coundley, Hugh Gustafson, Nathan Buck, Andrew Coombs (c), Rob Sidoli, Dan Lydiate, Nic Cudd, Toby Faletau.
Sam Parry, Owen Evans, Tim Ryan, Adam Jones, Ieuan Jones, Wayne Evans, Pat Leach, Hallam Amos.