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SECOND PRE-SEASON WIN FOR THE DRAGONS

The Dragons triumphed against Leeds in the last pre-season game before the opening Rabodirect Pro 12 match against Munster.

24/08/2011

The Dragons triumphed against Leeds in the last pre-season game before the opening Rabodirect Pro 12 match against Munster. Strong performances from the home side secured a 29-13 victory and four tries to one.

First points belonged to Leeds with Joe Ford scoring a penalty. However, it was the Dragons who crossed the try line first with Martyn Thomas scoring on his first start since coming back from a broken leg last April.

Joe Bedford scored the next one, swiftly followed by Leeds wing Curtis Wilson closing the gap on the Dragons. However, good kicking by Matthew Jones and tackling by Lewis Evans meant that the Dragons were leading 15-10 at half-time.

While Joe Ford kicked his team another superb kick, the Dragons were the team that dominated the second half, playing much of it in Leeds territory. Matthew Pewtner and Tom Riley scored tries three and four for the Dragons.

The Dragons go into their next match with two pre-season wins under their belt.

Dragons: M Thomas, M Pewtner, A Hughes, P Leach, M Poole, M Jones, J Bedford, N Williams, T Willis, D Way, A Jones, R Sidoli, A Coombs, L Evans, H Ellis.

 

Replacements (all used): P Price, R Buckley, S Parry, B Castle, J Groves, T Brown, D Waters, J Leadbeater, J Tovey, T Riley, J Smith, S Jones.

 

Scorers: tries - M Thomas, J Bedford, M Pewtner, T Riley; conversions - M Jones, J Tovey (2); penalty - M Jones

 

Leeds: C Georgiou, L Blackett, O Richards, S Barrow, C Wilson, J Ford, C Hampson, G Denman, A Titterrell, D Young, T Denton, S Hohneck, D Hemingway, R Beck, R Burrows.

 

Replacements (all used): P Nilsen, C Zeiss, M Mustafa, J Pendlebury, A Rieder, D White, J Barker, P Lucock, M Stephenson.

 

Scorers: tries - C Wilson; conversion - J Ford; penalties - J Ford (2)

 

Referee: Leighton Hodges (WRU)

 

Attendance: 3,007

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