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Following the Dragons' 18-14 win over the Blues, a beaming Tom Brown knew the importance of beating his former team-mates at the Blues even if it was 'ugly rugby' at times.

By Joe Crocker

Following the Dragons' 18-14 win over the Blues, a beaming Tom Brown knew the importance of beating his former team-mates at the Blues even if it was 'ugly rugby' at times.

“I’ve had a frustrating couple of seasons with injury and now whilst Toby Faleatu is away with the Welsh international team, I’m working hard on taking full advantage of the game time I’ve got.

“It was an ugly match and a tough performance from us. Credit has to go to Lewis Evans and Darren Waters who had fantastic games.”

Darren Edwards was also full of praise for his young team and reiterated Tom's 'ugly rugby' view on the match although he was very pleased with the way the Dragons 'saw the game home', learning their lessons from the recent Munster loss.

“The win against the Blues was important and backed up last year’s victory at Rodney Parade,” said Edwards. “Consistency is important for us and the performance against last night was an important part of building that consistency.
“I felt that we showed resilience and off the back of last night I’m confident that things look good for the future.
“Obviously the real test will be if we can continue this against Edinburgh up in Scotland next week.


T C D P Dragons V Blues T C D P
Substituted Nathan Williams 1 Sam Hobbs Substituted
Substituted Steve Jones 2 Thomas Rhys Thomas (C) Substituted
Substituted Nathan Buck 3 Scott Andrews
1 Jevon Groves 4 Macauley Cook
Rob Sidoli 5 Cory Hill Substituted
Lewis Evans 6 Michael Paterson
Darren Waters 7 Martyn Williams Substituted
Tom Brown 8 Xavier Rush
Wayne Evans 9 Richie Rees
1 2 Substituted Lewis Robling 10 Dan Parks 2
Aled Brew 11 Tom James 1
Substituted (C) Ashley Smith 12 Dafydd Hewitt Substituted
Andy Tuilagi 13 Gavin Evans
Will Harries 14 Harry Robinson
Martyn Thomas 15 Chris Czekaj Substituted
T C D P Replacements T C D P
Substitution Sam Parry 16 Ryan Tyrrell Substitution
Substitution Phil Price 17 John Yapp Substitution
Substitution Dan Way 18 Ryan Harford
Hugo Ellis 19 Ma'ama Molitika Substitution
Hywel Stoddart 20 Josh Navidi Substitution
Joe Bedford 21 Lewis Jones
1 Substitution Tonderai Chavhanga 22 Ceri Sweeney Substitution
Substitution Steffan Jones 23 Ben Blair Substitution 1

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