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Edinburgh Rugby v Newport Gwent Dragons match preview.

EDINBURGH RUGBY v NEWPORT GWENT DRAGONS

At Myreside, 7.35pm.                                 

Referee: Dan Jones (WRU, 8th competition game)

Assistant Referees:  Wayne Davies (WRU), Cammy Rudkin (SRU)

Citing Commissioner:  Iain Goodall (SRU)

TMO: Jon Mason (WRU)

 

HEAD TO HEAD - RECENT GUINNESS PRO12 MEETINGS

Date

Venue

E

N

Edinburgh Rugby scorers

Newport Gwent Dragons scorers

Thu 3 Apr 14

Rodney Parade

23

19

Matt Scott(T) Willem Nel(T) Jack Cuthbert(2C/3P)

Ross Wardle(T) Jason Tovey(C/4P)

Sat 11 Oct 14

BT Murrayfield

24

10

Dougie Fife(T) Tom Heathcote(C/4P) Tim Visser(T)

Angus O'Brien(P) Matthew Pewtner(T) Jason Tovey(C)

Fri 8 May 15

Rodney Parade

5

19

Stuart McInally(T)

Tom Prydie(P) Jason Tovey(C/3P) Hugh Gustafson(T)

Fri 27 Nov 15

BT Murrayfield

32

13

Tom Brown(T) Matt Scott(T) Willem Nel(T) Alasdair Dickinson(T) Sam Hidalgo-Clyne(2C/2P) Blair Kinghorn(C)

Dorian Jones(C/2P) Nic Cudd(T)

Sun 27 Mar 16

Rodney Parade

16

15

Sam Hidalgo-Clyne(C/2P) Blair Kinghorn(P) Hamish Watson(T)

Hallam Amos(2T) Dorian Jones(C/P)

Sun 27 Nov 16

Rodney Parade

19

27

Duncan Weir(C) Chris Dean(T) Bill Mata(T) Jason Tovey(C) Nasi Manu(T)

Angus O'Brien(T/3C/2P) Carl Meyer(T) Sam Hobbs(T)

 

Overall Guinness PRO12 head to head record:

Played 27, Edinburgh won 13, Dragons won 13 and 1 game drawn.

 

Did you know?

  • Edinburgh Rugby have lost their last eight matches in the Guinness PRO12, their poorest ever run in the Championship.
  • The Scotsmen have played eight previous PRO12 games at Myreside, winning just two – against Caerphilly in 2001 and Ospreys in 2015.
  • Newport Gwent Dragons have lost their last ten matches in all competitions since beating Enisei at Rodney Parade in the European Challenge Cup in January.
  • The Welshmen have not won away from home since beating Gloucester in last season’s European Challenge Cup quarter-final at Kingsholm.
  • Dragons won 27-19 when the two sides met at Rodney Parade in round 9 and have not achieved a PRO12 season’s double over the Scotsmen since 2011/12.
  • Dragons most recent victory in Scotland was beating Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun in November 2013. This will be their first visit to Myreside. 

 

COMPARISON

Edinburgh

Dragons

Last 3 PRO12 results:

24 Mar - Scarlets (A) L 10-26

24 Mar - Ulster (H) L 17-27

 

7 Apr - Connacht (H) L 19-22

8 Apr - Zebre (A) L 14-29

 

15 Apr - Treviso (A) L 6-21

15 Apr - Scarlets (H) L 16-21

 

 

 

PRO12 2016/17

9th - W4 D0 L16 - 23pts

10th - W4 D0 L16 - 21pts

Last 6 PRO12 form

lLLlLl (3pts)

lLlLlL (2pts)

Top try scorer

5 - Magnus Bradbury

4 - Pat Howard, Sarel Pretorius

Top points scorer

97 - Duncan Weir

113 - Angus O'Brien


Head to Head Statistics

Edinburgh       Dragons

 
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