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Match Report

Dragons started their pre-season campaign with a convincing 31-17 victory away to English Championship side Ealing Trailfinders.

New boys Ryan Bevington, Rhodri Williams and Brandon Nansen all scored tries while Joe Goodchild and Brok Harris also crossed for scores either side of half time.

Josh Lewis and Gavin Henson kicked the rest of the points.

Wales under 20 Goodchild got the scoreboard moving early on following impressive work by full-back Jordan Williams and centre and captain Jack Dixon down the short side in the build-up.

Much of the rest of the first half was a bit of an arm wrestle, until new signing Rhodri Williams came up with a moment of magic.

Picking the ball up inside the Ealing 22, the scrum-half made it all the way to the line for a sensational try which Fly half Josh Lewis improved to make it 12-0.

Bevington then made it three for the day by running a good support line to Josh Lewis' break and another conversion from Lewis helped put the Dragons in total control approaching half time.

Ealing made a game of it before the break, with Lewis Jones crossing in the corner just before Wayne Barnes' half time whistle and Craig Willis touched down when the game resumed to further narrow the gap.

As the second period continued the Dragons emptied their replacements bench as all 26 players got a run out, with the changes first bringing immediate returns with further tries from Brok Harris and debutant Brandon Nansen, with Henson taking over the kicking duties. 

Former Dragon Will Harries completed the scoring in the final few minutes as Ealing had the last laugh, but there was no doubting who deserved to win.
T C D P Ealing V Dragons T C D P
Jack O'Connell 1 Ryan Bevington 1
Alun Walker 2 Rhys Lawrence
Elliot Millar 3 Lloyd Fairbrother
(C) Sam Dickinson 4 Joseph Davies
Tom Denton 5 Matthew Screech
Rayn Smid 6 Huw Taylor
Andrew Durutalo 7 Nic Cudd
Ollie Steadman 8 James Benjamin
Luke Carter 9 Rhodri Williams
Sam Olver 10 Josh Lewis
Seb Stegmann 11 Joe Goodchild 1
Pat Howard 12 Jack Dixon (C)
1 Lewis Jones 13 Adam Warren
Segundo Tuculet 14 Jared Rosser 2
David Johnston 15 Jordan Williams 1
T C D P Replacements T C D P
Matt Cornish 16 Richard Hibbard
Jake Ellwood 17 Gerard Ellis
Mark Tampin 18 Brok Harris 1
Jordan Onojaife 19 Rynard Landman
Ben West 20 Brandon Nansen 1
Jordan Burns 21 Lewis Evans
1 Craig Willis 22 Rhodri Davies
Guy Armitage 23 Jacob Botica
1 Will Harries 24 Gavin Henson 1
1 Peter Lydon 25 Jarryd Sage
George Edgson 26 Tiaan Loots
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