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Match Report

Newport Gwent Dragons lost out to English Premiership side Worcester Warriors this afternoon, after leading for the majority of the first half only to lose out in the second.

The Men of Gwent made the short journey across to Sixways Stadium in the hopes of turning their away losses into winning ways as they returned to the European Rugby Challenge Cup.   

The Dragons struck first, at the rain sodden Stadium, through the boot of fly-half Angus O’Brien. He showed his skills by slotting a drop goal straight though the sticks.

Before long the referee pinged the home side twice showing two yellow cards, firstly to Sam Betty for foul play and the second was given to Christian Scotland-Williamson for a trip on Tom Prydie.

During this time Angus O’Brien doubled the Dragons lead to 6-0 with a penalty kick. Worcester’s own fly-half Connor Braid missed an opportunity to add three points but the kick went wide.

It looked like this score was set to stay going into the break however prop Val Rapava Ruskin forced his way through the Dragons defence in the dying seconds and went over, with a successful conversion from Braid

Half Time: Worcester Warriors 7 – Newport Gwent Dragons 6

Worcester came back out of the blocks hard, almost immediately crossing for the try. It was wing Dean Hammond who showed his pace to cross for the home sides second try, with Braid missing the following conversion.

With Worcester Warriors showing their dominance they forced a penalty try soon after, with Brok Harris being sin binned for killing the scrum. Braid converted and the English outfit continued their pressure on the Welsh Region.

The Dragons bench was emptied seeing forwards Rynard Landman, Leon Brown, Elliot Dee and Sam Hobbs all come on, but the scrum couldn’t withstand the Warriors attack and soon enough replacement Leon Brown saw yellow too. With another penalty try and Stelling going over to go along with it, both of which were converted.

With the clock ticking to 80minutes a break from wing Ashton Hewitt saw him go over for his first try of the evening. His second converted try saw him chip ahead only to gather and dot down before the final whistle was blown.

Worcester Warriors 33 – Newport Gwent Dragons 20

T C D P Worcester V Dragons T C D P
1 Substituted Val Rapava-Ruskin 1 Phil Price Substituted
Substituted Jack Singleton 2 Rhys Buckley Substituted
Substituted Biyi Alo 3 Brok Harris Substituted Yellow card
Substituted Will Spencer 4 Matthew Screech
Yellow card Christian Scotland-Williamson 5 Cory Hill Substituted
Yellow card Substituted Sam Betty 6 James Thomas Substituted
Substituted Carl Kirwan 7 Nic Cudd Substituted
Matt Cox 8 Lewis Evans (C)
George de Cothi 9 Sarel Pretorius Substituted
4 Connor Braid 10 Angus O'Brien 2 1 1
1 Dean Hammond 11 Ashton Hewitt 2
(C) Ryan Mills 12 Adam Warren Substituted
1 Max Stelling 13 Sam Beard Substituted
Ben Howard 14 Tyler Morgan
Substituted Josh Adams 15 Tom Prydie
T C D P Replacements T C D P
Substitution Matt Williams 16 Elliot Dee Substitution
Substitution Ryan Bower 17 Sam Hobbs Substitution
Substitution Michael Daniels 18 Leon Brown Substitution Yellow card
Substitution Andrew Kitchener 19 Rynard Landman Substitution
Substitution Huw Taylor 20 Harrison Keddie Substitution
Substitution Charlie Hewitt 21 Tavis Knoyle Substitution
Jamie Shillcock 22 Rhys Jones Substitution
Substitution Andy Short 23 Jack Dixon Substitution
T Penalty Tries T

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