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Newport Gwent Dragons take on the Cardiff Blues as they travel to Caerphilly where they will host their regional clash at the Constructaquote Stadium (live on S4C).

                

At Constructaquote Stadium, Caerphilly, 5.15pm.  Live on                                                

Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU, 34th competition game)

Assistant Referees:  TBC

Citing Commissioner: Dennis Jones (WRU)

TMO: TBC

 

HEAD TO HEAD - RECENT GUINNESS PRO12 MEETINGS

Date

Venue

N

C

Newport Gwent Dragons scorers

Cardiff Blues scorers

Wed 1 Jan 14

BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park

13

21

Will Harries(T) Jason Tovey(C/2P)

Rhys Patchell(P) Gareth Davies(D) Leigh Halfpenny(5P)

Fri 26 Dec 14

BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park

23

17

Elliott Dee(T) Tom Prydie(2C/3P) Penalty Try(T)

Gareth Anscombe(2C) Gareth Davies(P) Tavis Knoyle(T) Jarrad Hoeata(T)

Thu 1 Jan 15

Rodney Parade

9

11

Tom Prydie(3P)

Gareth Anscombe(D/P) Cory Allen(T)

Sun 27 Dec 15

Rodney Parade

20

21

Dorian Jones(D/3P) Jason Tovey(P) Ashton Hewitt(T)

Rhys Patchell(C/3P) Tom James(T) Penalty Try(T)

Sun 17 Apr 16

BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park

8

28

Dorian Jones(P) Sarel Pretorius(T)

Rey Lee-Lo(T) Gareth Anscombe(T/2C/3P) Josh Turnbull(T)

Mon 26 Dec 16

BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park

16

27

Angus O'Brien(C/3P) Ashton Hewitt(T)

Steve Shingler(T/3C/2P) Josh Navidi(T) Kristian Dacey(T)

 

Overall Guinness PRO12 head to head record:

Played 27, Dragons won 8, Blues won 19.

 

Did you know?

  • Caerphilly hosts its first PRO12 game since Ulster were the visitors in October 2002.
  • Newport Gwent Dragons have not tasted victory in the Guinness PRO12 since beating Benetton Rugby at Rodney Parade on 6 January.
  • Dragons have not beaten a fellow Welsh Region in the PRO12 since their 23-17 victory at Cardiff Blues in December 2014.
  • Cardiff Blues have made the European Champions Cup play-offs and are unbeaten in their last three Guinness PRO12 matches since tripping up by a single point to Leinster at the RDS Arena on 25 March.
  • The Blues have won just once away from home in the Championship since November: 18-17 in Edinburgh in round 16.
  • Blues have won their last four fixtures against Dragons in the PRO12 whilst this is the Region’s first ever visit to Caerphilly.

 

COMPARISON

Dragons

Blues

Last 3 PRO12 results:

8 Apr - Zebre (A) L 14-29

7 Apr - Ulster (A) D 24-24

 

15 Apr - Scarlets (H) L 16-21

15 Apr - Ospreys (H) W 35-17

 

28 Apr - Edinburgh (A) L 20-24

28 Apr - Zebre (H) W 30-24

 

 

 

PRO12 2016/17

10th - W4 D0 L17 - 22pts

7th - W10 D1 L10 - 49pts

Last 6 PRO12 form

LlLlLl (2pts)

wLldWW (16pts)

Top try scorer

5 - Pat Howard

6 - Tom James

Top points scorer

123 - Angus O'Brien

128 - Steve Shingler


Head to Head Statistics

Dragons       Blues

 
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