DRAGONS winger Jared Rosser has vowed to chase what look like lost causes at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday after reaping the rewards of running hard last time out against the Ospreys, writes Chris Kirwan.

The Rodney Parade region ended a four-year derby drought when they turned over the Swansea side in Newport at the end of December.

Rosser was a try-scoring hero in the 23-22 success with a sensational finish after being the beneficiary of a lucky bounce when Rhodri Williams cleared his lines.

The ball wickedly deceived Ospreys wing Luke Morgan and full-back Dan Evans before the speedster from Abersychan raced over from 60 metres, having the legs to avoid the cover of fellow Wales 7s international Morgan.

“We’ve talked about it throughout the season, you can make a bad kick look good with a hard chase,” said Rosser.

“As a team we chase every kick as though it’s a good one and hopefully the outcome works for you, and that one went in my favour.

“It didn’t dawn on me until it landed right in my lap, I couldn’t have had a nicer bounce!

“There was a bit of confusion between Luke and Dan so I had a bit of a headstart and took my opportunity.

“The line seemed to get further and further away! But I’d say it’s my biggest try because of the context of the game.”

Rosser has a good record of derby tries with efforts against the Scarlets at Judgement Day last season and Cardiff Blues in October.

However, the Ospreys effort was special given that it was in victory and repeating the trick in Swansea will require standing firm against a side boasting a glut of Wales Grand Slam winners.

“It’s going to be tough but what happened last time was that we matched their physicality,” said Rosser.

“They have a very good back row and are physical across the park. As long as we bring that and take our chances we should be sweet.

“They’ve got internationals across the board so the boys are gunning for the game; we are up against Wales players and it’s an exciting challenge.

“I really enjoy derbies, you think about them for weeks and when the day arrives everyone is excited. They spark something a little different to normal games.”

The Dragons have no more games left in Newport but Rosser & Co want to finish strong on the road against the Ospreys, Southern Kings and Cheetahs before their Judgement Day clash with the Scarlets.

The region may not have the carrot of the play-offs or Champions Cup qualification but Ceri Jones’ men are desperate to end their nightmare streak away from home in the PRO14, a run of 41 losses going back to Treviso in March, 2015.

“We are really gunning for it. We have four big games and are targeting that away win that is hanging over us,” said Rosser.