Dragons v Treviso

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  • Newport Gwent Dragons bid to finish their season on a high with victory against Treviso.
  • A win and a pointless trip to Swansea for Connacht would see the Dragons climb to ninth.
  • The Dragons have won just once in 2014 and have taken 7 points from a possible 50.
  • Treviso are currently bottom of the table and need to overhaul Zebre to play in next season's Rugby Champions Cup.

8:14pm

It is! Dragons finish the season with a win and climb to ninth. 20-19, Treviso qualify for Europe.

8:13pm

Must be nearly over?

8:06pm

Nails it 20-19 Dragons with around five left.

8:06pm

SCRUM PENALTY DRAGONS! Tovey with a chance to sneak back in front...

7:59pm

He does. 19-17 to Treviso with around 10 left.

7:59pm

Yellow card for Lewis Evans inside the 22 and Di Bernardo should inch the visitors in front with a penalty slap bang in front of the sticks.

7:50pm

Conversion wide but 17-16 will do the Dragons AND Treviso, who will leapfrog Zebre. 65 gone.

7:49pm

And Vosawai goes over in the corner.

7:49pm

Treviso should be out of this but have kicked a pen to the corner.

7:39pm

Not one for Jason Tovey's highlights reel. The fly-half butchers a huge overlap in the 22. That could've put the game to bed.

7:32pm

Tovey converts. 17-11 to the Dragons after 46.

7:32pm

TRY DRAGONS! Superb AGAIN by Morgan, who breaks down the left, chips Loamanu and it's wing Will Harries who signs off with a try.

7:29pm

Tovey wide with a drop goal from in front of the sticks.

7:25pm

Back under way.

7:14pm

Another miss by Di Bernardo with the last kick. Dragons 10 Treviso 11.

The hosts will take that into the wind.

7:09pm

Frustratingly Treviso have another shot at goal from a scrum penalty. The scrum only happened because of a quick tap by Rees, who then threw a forward pass... wide. A minute or so left.

7:04pm

Treviso go straight down the other end and knock over a pen. 11-10 to the visitors.

7:01pm

WHAT A SCORE! Tyler Morgan goes over for the Dragons. Lewis Evans' offload isn't perfect but the teenage centre gathers and scorches the last man. Tovey converts. 10-8.

7:00pm

Harries is back on.

6:57pm

Zebre are 26-0 down at Glasgow so there is no chance of the Dragons finishing bottom.

6:57pm

Di Bernardo knocks over a penalty. 8-3 after 26 mins.

6:55pm

Treviso are battering away at the Dragons yet it's still just 5-3. The Dragons are clinging on in there but this has shades of Connacht at the minute, the hosts struggling against a power game.

6:54pm

Penalty to Treviso for a deliberate knock-on by Amos 10 metres out. Should have been another yellow. The Italians go for the corner.

6:53pm

This is way, way too loose by the Dragons. They are gifting posession away.

6:51pm

PENALTY DRAGONS! Treviso not driving straight. Big, big, big, big escape for the Dragons. 21 mins gone.

6:50pm

Superb covering by Leach and Lewis Evans denies Loamanu after a breakaway but Harries is yellow carded for killing the ball 5m out. Dragons shot themselves in the foot - Amos' attempted grubber allowed the Italians to go on the counter from inside their own half.

Treviso have taken the scrum...

6:47pm

Conversion attempt by Di Bernardo drifts wide. 5-3 Treviso after 16 mins.

6:46pm

TRY TREVISO. Weak defence around the fringes allows scrum-half Fabio Semenzato to cross down the right.

6:45pm

Treviso drive 30m from a lineout then Vosawai powers off the back. Ball turned over by Taulupe's pass goes into touch 5m out...

6:40pm

The wind is causing plenty of problems. I think it is behind Treviso but it is blustery.

6:38pm

Lineout lost.

6:38pm

Good chance for the Dragons, lineout 5m out after Leach's grubber puts McLean under pressure...

6:36pm

Dragons trying to shift the ball and play at tempo against the abrasive visitors.

6:33pm

Penalty to the Dragons, after Leach goes on the charge from Rees' quick tap. Lewis Evans holds the ball in the wind and Tovey knocks it over. 3-0 after 3.

6:29pm

Coombs leads out the Dragons, to over the top fireworks. Treviso to kick off, defending the North Terrace.

6:28pm

Treviso are led out by skipper Pavanello. They ain't here to throw the ball around. Another tight five examination for the Dragons coming....

6:24pm

Dragons: H Amos, T Prydie, T Morgan, P Leach, W Harries, J Tovey, R Rees, P Price, R Thomas, D Bell, A Coombs (captain), M Screech, L Evans, N Cudd, T Faletau. Replacements: S Parry, O Evans, B Douglas, R Sidoli, J Groves, J Evans, K Burton, L Robling.

Treviso: L McLean, L Nitoglia, M Campagnaro, A Sgarbi, A Esposito, A Di Bernardo, F Semenzato, A De Marchi, L Ghiraldini, L Cittadini, A Pavanello (captain), M Fuser, C Loamanu, P Derbyshire, M Vosawai. Replacements: G Maistri, M Muccignat, I Fernandez-Rouyet, V Bernabo, D Budd, A Pratichetti, J Ambrosini, M Berquist.

Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)

6:23pm

Late changes for the Dragons - Jack Dixon is ill.

Tyler Morgan wears 13 with Pat Leach shifting to 12. Lewis Robling is on the bench.

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