CONNACHT V NEWPORT GWENT DRAGONS
SATURDAY 18th FEBRUARY
At Sportsground, 7.35pm.
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU, 146th competition game)
Assistant Referees: Adam Jones (WRU), Shane Kierans (IRFU)
Citing Commissioner: Eugene Ryan (IRFU)
TMO: Charles Samson (SRU)
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Did you know?
- Connacht Rugby victory in Cardiff on Sunday ended a three-game losing run in the Guinness PRO12, whilst the Irishmen’s only home loss in their last eight matches in all tournaments was to Munster in the PRO12 on New Year’s Eve.
- Newport Gwent Dragons have won only one of their last five Guinness PRO12 fixtures: 26-8 at home to Treviso in round 13.
- Dragons have not won away from home in the PRO12 since a visit to Treviso in March 2015.
- Dragons beat Connacht in round 8 in Newport and have only once before achieved a PRO12 season’s double over the Irishmen, in the inaugural home and away
seasonof 2003/04 – the only previous time Dragons have won in Galway.
|Date||Venue||C||NGD||Connacht Scorers||Dragons Scorers|
|Sun 23 Mar 14||Rodney Parade||24||8||
Dan Parks (2C), Michael Swift (T),
John Muldoon (2T), Rodney Ah You (T)
Tom Prydie (T), Jason Tovey (P)
|Sat 6 Sept 14||Sportsground||16||11||
Danie Poolman (T), Eoin McKeon (T),
Darragh Leader (2P)
Jason Tovey (2P), Nic Cudd (T)
|Sun 22 Feb 15||Rodney Parade||30||25||
Jack Carty (2C/P), Mick Kearney (T), Eoghan
Masterson (T), Darragh Leader (C/ 2P), Craig Ronaldson (T)
Jack Dixon (T), Hallam Amos (2T),
Tom Prydie (2C/ 2P)
|Fri 4 Feb 15||Sportsground||29||23||
Danie Poolmaan (T), Nepia Fox-Matamua (T), Jack Carty (C/4P)
Fionn Carr (T)
Tom Prydie (P), James Thomas (T)
Jason Tovey(2C/2P) Sarel Pretorius (T)
|Thurs 11 Feb 16||Rodney Parade||26||21||
Matt Healey (T), Tiernan O'Halloran (T), Eoghan
Masterson (T), Bundee Aki (T), Craig Ronaldson (3C)
Angus O'Brien (C/2P) Adam Hughes
(T), Jason Tovey (P), Ashton Hewitt (T)
|Fri 4 Nov 16||Rodney Parade||16||21||Jack Carty (C/ 3P), Niyi Adeolokun (T)||
Angus O'Brien (C/2D/P), Ashton Hewitt