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Match Report

Wingers Matthew Pewtner and Ashton Hewitt cross for tries in the Newport Gwent Dragons victory over London Wasps in the LV=Cup.

Both of the Dragons young guns crossed for a try in each half at Rodney Parade.

A strong attack by the Dragons in the first half led by lively full-back Rhys Jones earned a penalty for the home side, which the full-back dispatched from in front of the posts for the Dragons to take a 6-3 lead.

The Dragons conceded another penalty in the scrum on the half-hour as a strong driving maul from the resulting lineout enabled hooker Neil Cochrane to crash over for the first try of the match.


The home team did not have to wait long for a reply as within three minutes of the Wasps score Matthew Pewtner went down in the corner for the Welsh region. Rhys Jones picked up the loose ball after the Wasps backs failed to deal with a bouncing ball and Pewtner finished well. A great conversion from the corner by full-back Rhys Jones made it 13-8 to the dragons at half-time.

Full-back Rhys Jones kicked ten points with the boots, including two penalties and two conversions for a young Dragons side. The mixture of academy talent and first players managed to get the regional team the win against Wasps.


Newport Gwent Dragons: Rhys Jones, Ashton Hewitt, Tyler Morgan, Ashley Smith, Matthew Pewtner, Steffan Jones, Jonathan Evans; Phil Price, Hugh Gustafson, Nathan Buck, Cory Hill, Robert Sidoli (capt), Netani Talei, James Benjamin, Ieuan Jones.

Replacements: Elliot Dee, Aaron Coundley, Dan Way, Joe Davies, Scott Matthews, Luc Jones, Dorian Jones, Will Harries.

London Wasps: Tommy Bell, Jonah Holmes, Ben Jacobs, Chris Bell (capt), Tom Howe, Joe Carlisle, Jack Moates; Ricky Reeves, Neil Cochrane, Phil Swainston, Esteban Lozada, James Cannon, James Haskell, Matt Everard, Sam Jones

Replacements: Carlo Festuccia, Simon McIntyre, Will Taylor, Kearnan Myall, Ed Jackson, Joe Simpson, Andy Goode, Charlie Hayter 

T C D P Dragons V Wasps T C D P
Substituted Phil Price 1 Ricky Reeves Substituted
Substituted Hugh Gustafson 2 Neil Cochrane Substituted
Substituted Nathan Buck 3 Phil Swainston Substituted
Substituted Cory Hill 4 Esteban Lozada
(C) Rob Sidoli 5 James Cannon Substituted
Substituted Netani Talei 6 James Haskell Substituted
James Benjamin 7 Matt Everard 1
Ieuan Jones 8 Sam Jones
Substituted Jonathan Evans 9 Jack Moates Substituted
Steffan Jones 10 Joe Carlisle 1
1 Substituted Matthew Pewtner 11 Tom Howe
Ashley Smith 12 Chris Bell (C)
Tyler Morgan 13 Ben Jacobs
1 Ashton Hewitt 14 Jonah Holmes
2 2 Rhys Jones 15 Tommy Bell Substituted
T C D P Replacements T C D P
Substitution Elliot Dee 16 Carlo Festuccia Substitution
Substitution Aaron Coundley 17 Simon McIntyre Substitution
Substitution Dan Way 18 Will Taylor Substitution
Substitution Joseph Davies 19 Kearnan Myall Substitution Yellow card
Substitution Scott Matthews 20 Ed Jackson Substitution
Substitution Luc Jones 21 Joe Simpson Substitution
Substitution Dorian Jones 22 Andy Goode Substitution
Substitution Will Harries 23 Charlie Hayter

Head to Head Statistics

Dragons       Wasps

  • Dragons Wine Club
  • Munster small
  • JDVII small
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Saturday January 26



Rodney Parade, Newport

KO 3:00 PM

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