Jackman used new signing Gavin Henson at outside half and gave Wales international Hallam Amos his first run out since suffering shoulder damage in
Jackman has set a tough task for his players in the build up to the big kick-off in the newly expanded Guinness PRO14 with a game against Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday, 12 August coming hot on the heels of the Montpellier match.
Next week it will be a trip to the home of English champions Exeter Chiefs, while the countdown to the new season ends with a home game at Eugene Cross Park against Glasgow Warriors on Friday, 25 August (entry is free for this game).
Montpellier bagged the first of their six tries in the third minute when French international referee Romain Poite awarded them a penalty try. Henson’s penalty cut the gap but then South African Henry Immelman was put through by
South African lock added third home try midway through the half, which Benjamin Paillaugue converted, but the Dragons hit back with a penalty try
Montpellier scored two more tries
Paillaugue converted both tries to leave the Dragons trailing by 33-10 at the half-way mark. There were plenty of changes during the night as both coaches switched their
After five days spent training in the French
Dragons: Carl Meyer; Adam Hughes, Sam Beard, Jack Dixon, Hallam Amos; Gavin Henson, Sarel Pretorius; Thomas Davies, Elliot Dee, Lloyd Fairbrother, Matthew Screech, Ashley Sweet, James Thomas, Harri Keddie, James Benjamin.
Replacements: Rhys Buckley, Phil Price, Leon Brown, Max Williams, Nic Cudd, Charlie Davies, Angus O'Brien, Pat Howard, Ashton Hewitt, Will Talbot Davies.