Centre Jack Dixon hands Dragons an injury boost

Centre Jack Dixon hands Dragons an injury boost

Centre Jack Dixon hands Dragons an injury boost

First published in Latest Rugby

JACK Dixon is set to hand Newport Gwent Dragons an injury boost by making his comeback from a foot injury, writes Chris Kirwan.

The talented 19-year-old centre from Newbridge has been out of action since suffering the blow against Zebre at Rodney Parade on October 4.

He is back in full training and is likely to make his return to action for Bedwas, who travel to take on Llanelli at Parc y Scarlets in the Premiership on Sunday.

Dixon made a mightily impressive start to the season and would have been in contention to feature for Wales in the autumn internationals.

He will battle for midfield starts with Ashley Smith, Pat Leach and Ross Wardle in the Pro12 run-in.

While there is good news about the teenage centre, the region has suffered another blow in the backs ahead of Friday’s RaboDirect Pro12 encounter with Ulster in Belfast.

Wing Will Harries will miss the Ravenhill clash after suffering a concussion in the second half of Sunday’s impressive 24-23 victory against Glasgow.

He was replaced by Ross Wardle, who went on the score the matchwinning try and will be favourite to deputise against the Pro12 title hopefuls in Northern Ireland.

Both fly-half Jason Tovey and wing/full-back Tom Prydie are rated as 50/50 because of a dead leg and ankle injury respectively.

Meanwhile, the Dragons’ home Pro12 clash against Edinburgh, which was postponed on February 9 because of a waterlogged pitch, has been rearranged for Thursday, April 3 at 6.30pm.

The region are not to blame for latest unsociable Pro12 kick-off time. The encounter will be televised on S4C and cannot clash with the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final between Sale and Northampton, which starts at 8pm.

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6:07pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Euwan Usami says...

Aren't there seven days in a week? And many weeks till the end of the season?RIdiculous to expect the fans to get there for 630pm. What are they thinking?
Aren't there seven days in a week? And many weeks till the end of the season?RIdiculous to expect the fans to get there for 630pm. What are they thinking? Euwan Usami
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7:01pm Tue 25 Feb 14

blackandamber says...

Euwan Usami wrote:
Aren't there seven days in a week? And many weeks till the end of the season?RIdiculous to expect the fans to get there for 630pm. What are they thinking?
They don't care about the real supporters only the couch potatoes
[quote][p][bold]Euwan Usami[/bold] wrote: Aren't there seven days in a week? And many weeks till the end of the season?RIdiculous to expect the fans to get there for 630pm. What are they thinking?[/p][/quote]They don't care about the real supporters only the couch potatoes blackandamber
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10:35am Wed 26 Feb 14

saltheartfoamfollower says...

I don't know why you pair are moaning.I have to rush back from two weeks in Tenerife to see the game.You don't know when your well off! LOL.
I don't know why you pair are moaning.I have to rush back from two weeks in Tenerife to see the game.You don't know when your well off! LOL. saltheartfoamfollower
  • Score: 0

6:02pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Robert Shillabeer says...

Suits me to be honest, means I can get the game in and still be in the club by nine. Win Win. Seriously though the KO time will mean many will not be able to finish work and get there for KO, on the other hand anyone working nights wont have to rush after the game. Those who can will still get there and record it in Welsh on S4C.
Suits me to be honest, means I can get the game in and still be in the club by nine. Win Win. Seriously though the KO time will mean many will not be able to finish work and get there for KO, on the other hand anyone working nights wont have to rush after the game. Those who can will still get there and record it in Welsh on S4C. Robert Shillabeer
  • Score: 0

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