Scarlets win all Welsh LV Cup derby with Newport

Scarlets started their Anglo Welsh LV Cup campaign by winning an all Welsh derby 21-13 against Newport’s Dragons.

Tries from skipper Rob McCusker and rookie wing Chris Knightin the final quarter
proved the telling blows that handed Scarlets victory on home soil.

Scarlets led 6-0 at the break before Dragons flanker Scott Matthews was yellow
carded for killing ball inside his 22 and the home side used the extra man advantage
to full effect, scoring two tries in the space of five minutes.

Dragons fly-half Kris Burton did get a try back but it was too late for the
visitors.

Final Score Sarlets 21 (6) Dragons 13 (0)

Scorers

Scarlets
Tries: Knight, McCusker
Con: Lewis
Pen: A. Thomas 2, Lewis
Yellow cards: Maule

Dragons
Try: Burton
Con: Burton
Pen: Burton, GR Jones
Yellow card: Matthews

Match Official
Referee
: Matthew Carley (England)

Teams

Scarlets: 15 Gareth Owen, 14 Jordan Williams, 13 Gareth Maule, 12 Adam Warren, 11 Chris Knight, 10 Aled Thomas, 9 Aled Davies, 8 Rob McCusker (capt), 7 Dan Thomas, 6 Craig Price, 5 Richard Kelly, 4 Johan Synman, 3 Rhodri Jones, 2 Kirby Myhill, 1 Shaun Hopkins.

Replacements: 16 Darran Harris, 17 Gareth Thomas, 18 Ben Leung, 19 Carwyn Jones, 20 James Davies, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Josh Lewis, 23 Kristian Phillips.

Dragons: 15 Dan Evans, 14 Will Harries, 13 Tyler Morgan, 12 Ashley Smith, 11 Matthew Pewtner, 10 Kris Burton, 9 Wayne Evans, 8 Ieuan Jones, 7 Scott Matthews, 6 Jevon Groves, 5 Adam Jones (c), 4 Joe Davies, 3 Francisco Chaparro, 2 Elliot Dee, 1 Aaron Coundley.

Replacements: 16 Hugh Gustafson, 17 Nathan Williams, 18 Nathan Buck, 19 Rob Sidoli, 20 Netani Talei, 21 Luc Jones, 22 Rhys Jones, 23 Ashton Hewitt.

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