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Match Report

Newport Gwent Dragons earned a bonus-point win in the first of their back-to-back games against Bordeaux-Begles to go top in Pool 2 of the Amlin Challenge Cup.

The home side ran in five tries which were scored by Matthew Pewtner and Hallam Amos, Patrick Leach, Toby Faletau and Ashley Smith at Rodney Parade.


Fly-half Jason Tovey added to the points by kicking a personal haul of 15 points with the boot.


Prop Jefferson Poirot and Jean Baptiste Mamotte crossed for tries for Bordeaux, who were also awarded a penalty try.


But the Men of Gwent, who welcomed back three of their international players, secured a vital victory to keep the pressure on unbeaten Bath.


Bordeaux-Begles, who are currently 10th in France's Top 14, will host the regional side at home next weekend.


Dragons Team

Daniel Evans, Matthew Pewtner, Pat Leach, Ashley Smith, Hallam Amos, Jason Tovey, Wayne Evans; Hugh Gustafson, Sam Parry, Dan Way, Andrew Coombs (c), Matthew Screech, Lewis Evans, Nic Cudd, Toby Faletau.


Replacements: Elliot Dee, Owen Evans, Nathan Buck, Rob Sidoli, Ieuan Jones, Richie Rees, Kris Burton, Ross Wardle.


Bordeaux-Begles Team

Joaquim Tuculet, Robert Lilomaiava, Charles Brousse, Thibault Lacroix, Rafael Carballo, Romain Lonca, Manu Saubusse, Jefferson Poirot, Benat Auzqui, Benjamin Sa, Cameron Treloar, Aliki Fakate, Gauthier Gibouin (c), Matthew Graham, Poutasi Luafutu.


Replacements: Jean-Charles Fidinde, Laurent Del Boulbes, Patrick Toetu, Adam Jaulhac, Jean-Blaise Lespinasse, Baptiste Serin, Gilem Queheille, Jean-Baptiste Lamotte.


T C D P Dragons V Bordeaux T C D P
Substituted Hugh Gustafson 1 Jefferson Poirot Substituted 1
Substituted Sam Parry 2 Benat Auzqui Substituted
Substituted Dan Way 3 Benjamin Sa Substituted
(C) Andrew Coombs 4 Cameron Treloar
Substituted Matthew Screech 5 Aliki Fakate Substituted
Substituted Lewis Evans 6 Gautier Gibouin (C)
Nic Cudd 7 Matt Graham
1 Taulupe Faletau 8 Poutasi Luafutu Substituted
Substituted Wayne Evans 9 Manu Saubusse Substituted 2 1
3 3 Substituted Jason Tovey 10 Romain Lonca 1
1 Hallam Amos 11 Rafael Carballo
1 Ashley Smith 12 Thibault Lacroix Substituted
1 Patrick Leach 13 Charles Brousse
1 Matthew Pewtner 14 Robert Lilomaiava Substituted
Substituted Dan Evans 15 Joaquin Tuculet
T C D P Replacements T C D P
Substitution Elliot Dee 16 Jean-Charles Fidinde Substitution
Substitution Owen Evans 17 Laurent Delboulbes Substitution
Substitution Nathan Buck 18 Patrick Toetu Substitution
Substitution Rob Sidoli 19 Adam Jaulhac Substitution
Substitution Ieuan Jones 20 Jean-Blaise Lespinasse Substitution
Substitution Richie Rees 21 Baptiste Serin Substitution
Substitution Kristopher Burton 22 Gilen Queheille Substitution
Substitution Ross Wardle 23 Jean-Baptiste Lamotte Substitution 1
T Penalty Tries T

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Sunday November 25

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