**Connacht head to Newport to tackle the Dragons on Friday night.** \n\nThe Irish province are hoping to reduce Munster’s 15-point advantage at the top of Conference B while the focus for the hosts will be on making the most of the first of two games in hand over Conference A’s top three. \n\nHere, we take a look at some of the key battles that could shape the match at Rodney Parade. \n\n**Sam Davies v Jack Carty** \n\nOnly three players have racked up more points than Carty in the PRO14 this season, with the Connacht fly-half sitting on 66 for the campaign. \n\nCarty has also kicked for more metres than any other player in the competition, making him a serious threat to opposition sides.