LiveScarlets v Dragons

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Summary

  • 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.

8:54pm

That's that. 34-23 and the Dragons will finish as Wales' bottom region.

8:40pm

Priestland bangs over a penalty to make it 34-23 after 68.

8:39pm

Topsy turvy stuff - Scarlets pile into the Dragons line then Will Harries breaks away only for the hosts to scramble.

8:30pm

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.

8:17pm

Rhys Thomas gone for dragging down a maul.

8:15pm

Extras added. 47 gone and it's 31-16.

8:14pm

the ball pops out of the scrum but from the resulting play it's Ken Owens that earns the Scarlets their BP.

8:13pm

Scarlets scenting a penalty try with their dominant scrum. Bell on but...

8:07pm

Burton makes it 24-16 in the second minute of the half. Back in it.

8:04pm

Teams back out and we are under way.

7:52pm

7:52pm

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.

7:50pm

Dragons boot a penalty and it's 24-6 approaching half-time.

7:42pm

Extras added. 32 gone and it's 24-3.

7:41pm

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.

7:39pm

Extras added, 17-3. Could be a long evening.

7:37pm

Once again the lineout drive is defended only for the Scarlets to cross from the next phase, Gareth Davies darting over down the right.

7:36pm

Crikey, Priestland boots the Scarlets to within five metres with a cracking penalty to touch. Danger.

7:34pm

10-3 to the Scarlets after another penalty at the scrum - Priestland penalty.

7:28pm

Now Prydie will have a shot at goal from just inside his own half... short.

7:25pm

It's given. The lock reaches over despite Coombs' best efforts and Priestland adds the extras. Scarlets 7 Dragons 3.

7:24pm

No try from the lineout but we are going to the TMO for a possible Jake Ball try.

7:23pm

Scarlets kick a penalty to the corner. Cocky or just confident of earning another driving maul penalty/try?

7:19pm

Burton gets a swift chance to make amends and makes no mistake from slap bang in front. Scarlets 0 Dragons 3 after 10 mins.

7:17pm

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.

7:07pm

Rhys Priestland gets us under way.

7:07pm

Swiftly followed by Jon Davies and the Scarlets.

7:05pm

Coombs leads out his Dragons in blue and black.

6:57pm

Not looking like it will be a bumper bank holiday crowd. Pretty sparse in the stands and the terrace.

6:34pm

Dragons need big games from the back row of Lewis Evans, Cudd and Faletau.

6:26pm

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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9:31pm Fri 2 May 14

keithbob says...

speechless??
speechless?? keithbob
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