Scarlets v Dragons
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- Newport Gwent Dragons aim to do the double over the Scarlets following their September 23-16 triumph at Rodney Parade.
- Lyn Jones' men have had a shocking 2014 in the league, winning just one in nine.
- They have slipped down to 10th in the table and if they fail to leave Llanelli with anything to show for their efforts will be condemned to being Wales' worst region.
That's that. 34-23 and the Dragons will finish as Wales' bottom region.
Priestland bangs over a penalty to make it 34-23 after 68.
Topsy turvy stuff - Scarlets pile into the Dragons line then Will Harries breaks away only for the hosts to scramble.
Breakaway try by Prydie, the ball was stolen close to the Dragons line. Harries won the race to the clearance, offloaded to Leach, who chipped over the top for the winger. Tovey converts and it's 31-23 after an hour.
Rhys Thomas gone for dragging down a maul.
Extras added. 47 gone and it's 31-16.
the ball pops out of the scrum but from the resulting play it's Ken Owens that earns the Scarlets their BP.
Scarlets scenting a penalty try with their dominant scrum. Bell on but...
Burton makes it 24-16 in the second minute of the half. Back in it.
Teams back out and we are under way.
Dragons back in it (ish) with the last play of the half - Burton picks off Priestland, doesn't have the gas but gives it to Leach who puts Prydie over. 24-13 at the break.
Dragons boot a penalty and it's 24-6 approaching half-time.
Extras added. 32 gone and it's 24-3.
This is getting embarrassing. Another try and all too easy for the Scarlets. Jon Davies breaks through, inside to Gareth Davies, outside to Jordan Williams. Training ground stuff.
Extras added, 17-3. Could be a long evening.
Once again the lineout drive is defended only for the Scarlets to cross from the next phase, Gareth Davies darting over down the right.
Crikey, Priestland boots the Scarlets to within five metres with a cracking penalty to touch. Danger.
10-3 to the Scarlets after another penalty at the scrum - Priestland penalty.
Now Prydie will have a shot at goal from just inside his own half... short.
It's given. The lock reaches over despite Coombs' best efforts and Priestland adds the extras. Scarlets 7 Dragons 3.
No try from the lineout but we are going to the TMO for a possible Jake Ball try.
Scarlets kick a penalty to the corner. Cocky or just confident of earning another driving maul penalty/try?
Burton gets a swift chance to make amends and makes no mistake from slap bang in front. Scarlets 0 Dragons 3 after 10 mins.
Good start by the Dragons and Burton gets an eighth-minute shot at goal, earned by fine defensive work by Tom Prydie.
He pulls a simple shot wide left.
Rhys Priestland gets us under way.
Swiftly followed by Jon Davies and the Scarlets.
Coombs leads out his Dragons in blue and black.
Not looking like it will be a bumper bank holiday crowd. Pretty sparse in the stands and the terrace.
Dragons need big games from the back row of Lewis Evans, Cudd and Faletau.
Teams as planned...
Scarlets: S Shingler, K Phillips, J Davies (captain), O Barkley, J Williams, R Priestland, G Davies, P John, K Owens, S Lee, J Ball, G Earle, J Turnbull, J Barclay, R McCusker. Replacements: K Myhill, R Evans, R Jones, J Snyman, A Shingler, R Williams, G Maule, F Climo.
Dragons: H Amos, T Prydie, P Leach, J Dixon, W Harries, K Burton, R Rees, P Price, R Thomas, B Douglas, A Coombs (captain), M Screech, L Evans, N Cudd, T Faletau. Replacements: S Parry, O Evans, D Bell, J Groves, D Waters, J Evans, J Tovey.
Referee: Leighton Hodges (Bridgend)
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