**Preparations for the resumption of the 2019/20 Guinness PRO14 season are firmly underway, and while a number of teams in the Championship have returned to training, players and staff know it will be some time before things return to exactly how they once were.**\n\nWednesday’s media watch begins in Wales, where **Dragons** boss [Dean Ryan is ready to do things differently when he and his squad return from lockdown](https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/sport/18537689.ryan-dragons-might-not-team-room-meeting-2021/) - with the prospect of no team meetings until next year.\n\nAlso in Newport, assistant coach [Barry Maddocks has backed new signing Jonah Holmes to be a big part of Dragons’ plans to challenge as an undisputed Guinness PRO14 heavyweight in years to come,](https://www.wru.wales/2020/06/holmes-backed-to-impress/) after joining from Leicester Tigers.\n\nElsewhere, it is being reported that [Newcastle Falcons centre Johnny Williams is set to replace the outgoing Hadleigh Parkes at **Scarlets.**](https://lastwordonrugby.com/2020/06/23/johnny-williams-set-to-sign-for-scarlets-reports/)\n\nThe 23-year-old - who recovered from testicular cancer last year - will link up with Glenn Delaney and his coaching staff at Parc y Scarlets, having previously played under him at London Irish.\n\nMoving north, [**Edinburgh** have won the race to sign two of the brightest young forwards in Scottish rugby, ahead of rivals **Glasgow Warriors.**](https://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/18536355.edinburgh-sign-andrew-davidson-marshall-sykes-ahead-rivals-glasgow-warriors/)\n\nIt has been reported that Andrew Davidson - who has been based in Glasgow for the last two seasons - and Marshall Sykes will both link up with Richard Cockerill and his team ahead of next season.\n\nIn Ireland, [**Leinster** have confirmed that flanker Dan Leavy - who hasn’t played in over a year - is nearing a full return to training. The return of Cian Healy and Garry Ringrose to full training is also a boost to the undefeated Conference A leaders, but it has been reported that winger James Lowe is currently in his native New Zealand due to personal reasons.](https://www.skysports.com/rugby-union/news/15186/12013128/leinster-confirm-dan-leavy-nearing-return-from-knee-injury)\n\nSticking with the reigning Guinness PRO14 champions, fly-half [Johnny Sexton looked in fine shape as he and his teammates returned to training this week.](https://www.thesun.ie/sport/rugby-union/5576197/johnny-sexton-bulked-up-physique-leinster-training/)\n\nMeanwhile, **Ulster** and Ireland star [Jacob Stockdale has been reflecting on playing his part in a cross-community project delivering food parcels to vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic,](https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/northern-ireland/53129314) which saw him link up with Armagh gaelic footballer, Stefan Campbell.