Dragons face Benetton tonight in the rearranged Guinness PRO14 clash at Rodney Parade following Storm Dennis (kick-off 7.35pm).
Dean Ryan’s men have won their last five games in all competitions on home soil, including league derby wins over Ospreys and the Scarlets.
Following derby wins over Zebre at Christmas Benetton arrive in Newport on the back of defeats at home to Glasgow and away to Cardiff Blues either side of Champions Cup losses to Northampton Saints and Leinster. Earlier this season they also lost narrowly to Ospreys and Scarlets.
However, last season Benetton did the double over Dragons with a convincing victory in Italy, following a four point win at Rodney Parade in the opening game of the 2018/19 campaign.
Did you know?
- • Dragons last victory over Benetton was January 2017
- • Dragons have won their last five home games in all competitions.
Here is what is happening on matchday....
GUARD OF HONOUR (supported by Wilko: The home of family value)
The youngsters performing the guard of honour are Newport Schools, Bedwas, Girlings, NHSOB, Whiteheads & Croesyceiliog. Give them a big cheer as they enter the field of play to welcome both teams onto the pitch.
The match day collection will be for Teenage Cancer Trust, Alzheimers Society and Save the Children, as we’ve teamed up with Wilko, community partners.
OPENING TIMES GATES & BARS
Public gates open at 6.00pm for the match, with Rodney's Bar and the Premier Bar accessible from opening. Arriving early? Join us in the Fanzone Marquee from 4.45pm. Ground bars open from 6.30pm
A warm welcome to everyone for the game, and we'd also like to specially thank match day guests Watson Fuels and Big Green Fleet. Thank you for your support.
The club shop has a wide range of replica, leisurewear and new items in store, with 25% off on replica.
50P OFF PINTS
Get to the bar early today and you can save 50p off pints in the marquee (excluding any other discounts) between 5-7pm.
Supporters are reminded that all Rodney Parade bars will be cashless for the 2019/20 season - with only card or mobile payment now accepted. Rodney Parade is striving to deliver the best possible fan experience at our iconic home, so bars within the stadium will no longer accept cash. All major contactless debit and credit cards will be accepted, with chip and pin applying for purchases over £30. Mobile payments, including Apple Pay and Google Pay will also be able to be used and make sure you download the Dragons drinks ordering App to skip the queue when you pre-order.
Tickets remain on sale from the Ticket Office up until kick off - or online by clicking HERE