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Match Report

It was a tough challenge for Newport Gwent Dragons at Parc-Y-Scarlets against Scarlets. As the West Wales region ran in four tries securing their place in next season European Rugby Champions Cup.

International fly-half Kris Burton put the men of Gwent into the lead early on by kicking a penalty over the posts. But it was a short-lived lead as, after Priestland made ground, lock Ball was on hand to drive on before scoring with an outstretched arm.


Priestland added a conversion and a penalty then went onto kicking all three conversions for the Scarlets, three tries that followed.


However Newport Gwent Dragons struck back after Burton intercepted a pass from the Scarlets and headed for the try line. As the Scarlets caught up with him, he passed the ball to Pat Leach who then in turn passed it to Tom Prydie who crossed the white wash. Burton converted and the whistle was blown for half time.


Half Time: Scarlets 24 Dragons 13


The visitors came out and reduced the deficit with another Burton penalty. But Scarlets hooker Ken Owens replied with a try and it was again converted by Priestland. But Dragons number eight Taulupe Faletau stole possession at a ruck and Prydie made the most of a cross-kick to out-pace the remaining defence and Tovey converted.


But the hosts were on the attack once again as the Dragons gave away a penalty, so Priestland added two more points to the board before the final whistle was blown. The final scores for teh game were Scarlets 34 Dragons 23.





Steven Shingler, Kristian Phillips, Jonathan Davies (c), Olly Barkley, Jordan Williams; Rhys Priestland, Gareth Davies; Phil John, Ken Owens, Samson Lee, Jake Ball, George Earle, Josh Turnbull, John Barclay, Rob McCusker, John Barclay.


Replacements: Frazier Climo, Gareth Maule, Rob Evans, Kirby Myhill, Rhodri Jones, Johan Snyman, Aaron Shingle, Rhodri Williams.



Hallam Amos, Tom Prydie, Pat Leach, Jack Dixon, Will Harries, Kris Burton, Richie Rees; Phil Price, T. Rhys Thomas, Bruce Douglas, Andrew Coombs (c), Matthew Screech, Lewis Evans, Taulupe Faletau, Nic Cudd.


Replacements: Tyler Morgan, Jason Tovey, Jonathan Evans, Owen Evans, Duncan Bell, Sam Parry, Jevon Groves, Darren Waters.


Man of the Match: Josh Turnbull


Attendance: 6521

T C D P Scarlets V Dragons T C D P
Substituted Phil John 1 Phil Price Substituted
1 Substituted Ken Owens 2 Thomas Rhys Thomas Substituted Yellow card
Substituted Samson Lee 3 Bruce Douglas Substituted
1 Jake Ball 4 Andrew Coombs (C)
Substituted George Earle 5 Matthew Screech Substituted
Josh Turnbull 6 Lewis Evans Substituted
John Barclay 7 Nic Cudd
Substituted Rob McCusker 8 Taulupe Faletau
1 Substituted Gareth Davies 9 Richie Rees Substituted
4 2 Rhys Priestland 10 Kristopher Burton Substituted 1 3
1 Jordan Williams 11 Will Harries
Substituted Olly Barkley 12 Jack Dixon
(C) Jonathan Davies 13 Patrick Leach Substituted
Substituted Kristian Phillips 14 Tom Prydie 2
Steven Shingler 15 Hallam Amos
T C D P Replacements T C D P
Substitution Kirby Myhill 16 Sam Parry Substitution
Substitution Rob Evans 17 Owen Evans Substitution
Substitution Rhodri Jones 18 Duncan Bell Substitution
Substitution Joe Snyman 19 Jevon Groves Substitution
Substitution Aaron Shingler 20 Darren Waters Substitution
Substitution Rhodri Williams 21 Jonathan Evans Substitution
Substitution Gareth Maule 22 Jason Tovey Substitution 1
Substitution Frazier Climo 23 Tyler Morgan Substitution

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