Dragons upset Ospreys in Anglo Welsh LV Cup

Newport Gwent Dragons scored six tries on their way to beating the Ospreys 35-51 in the Anglo Welsh LV Cup on Friday.

A total of 86 points were scored in the game at Liberty Stadium as the Dragons’ first-half masterclass helped them see off PRO12 pace-setters the Ospreys.

The Dragons scored five tries before the break and added another in the 46th minute before the Ospreys fought back admirably, scoring five tries of their own in a see-saw contest.

Final Score Ospreys 35 (0) Newport Gwent Dragons 51 (41)

Scorers Ospreys
Tries: Dirksen, Howells, Griffiths, Penalty try, Natoga
Con: Davies 5

Dragons
Tries: Wardle, L Evans 2, Hill 2, J Evans
Con: GR Jones 6
Pen: GR Jones 3

Match Officials
Referee:
Rhys Thomas (Wales)
Assistant referees: Gwyn Morris (Wales), Jon Hardy (Wales)

Teams

Ospreys: 15 Richard Fussell, 14 Dafydd Howells, 13 Hanno Dirksen, 12 Ashley Beck, 11 Aisea Natoga, 10 Sam Davies, 9 Martin Roberts (c), 8 Ieuan Jones, 7 Rob Dudley-Jones, 6 Ifereimi Boladau, 5 Rynier Bernardo, 4 Rory Thornton, 3 Daniel Suter, 2 Sam Parry, 1 Marc Thomas.

Replacements: 16 Matthew Dwyer, 17 Gareth Thomas, 18 Cai Griffiths, 19 Adam Beard, 20 Tommy Spinks, 21 Tom Habberfield, 22 Dan Evans, 23 Ashley Evans.

Dragons: 15 Geraint Rhys Jones, 14 Tyler Morgan, 13 Ross Wardle, 12 Ashley Smith, 11 Ashton Hewitt, 10 Dorian Jones, 9 Jonathan Evans, 8 Lewis Evans, 7 James Benjamin, 6 James Thomas, 5 Rynard Landman (c), 4 Cory Hill, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Elliot Dee, 1 Boris Stankovich.

Replacements: 16 Hugh Gustafson, 17 Phil Price, 18 David Young, 19 Joe Davies, 20 Ollie Griffiths, 21 Luc Jones, 22 Jason Tovey, 23 Matthew Pewtner.

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