FRUSTRATED Dragons boss Dean Ryan says the Rodney Parade region is not “getting a fair chance” in the Guinness PRO14 after being on the wrong end of several contentious calls.

Ryan was flummoxed by some of the decisions during his side’s 34-19 loss to Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun Stadium last Saturday.

Referee Sean Gallagher gave Glasgow prop Oli Kebble a yellow card for striking Lloyd Fairbrother in the face, with Ryan adamant it was a sending off offence.

Following the altercation between Kebble and Fairbrother, the man in the middle said he would award a penalty to the Dragons.

However, seconds later, the hosts were given the penalty, they kicked to touch and scored from the resulting lineout.

In the second half, prop Aaron Jarvis conceded a free-kick at a scrum for engaging too early, although television replays clearly showed he had been pulled in by his opposite number.

“It’s pretty frustrating because at that stage the game was still open for us in terms of at least two bonus points” said Ryan.

“We’ve made our thoughts on the officiating across the whole game, not just in one situation, pretty clear to PRO14.

“We’re pretty frustrated with the process because it’s not just this week in isolation, it’s a number of weeks.

“Other than getting myself in trouble, I’m not sure what else I can say. I don’t think the Dragons are getting a fair chance.”

He added: “There’s contact between myself and Greg Garner (PRO14 referees chief) on a regular basis.

“There’s lots of things at play. I can’t understand what the process is. Coaches sit here frustrated all the time and can’t say anything.

“I challenge PRO14 to be clear on what the process of things getting better are.

“I don’t feel confident in that system, and when you don’t feel confident it builds frustration, and that’s not a great space to be in.

“And the next space we’re in is trying to reprimand somebody for saying something but it comes off the back of a number of weeks of frustration.”

Meanwhile, Ryan, whose side host Toyota Cheetahs this Saturday, admits the long lay-off before the trip to Glasgow is worrying.

“Three weeks was alien for me and that to blow out to five weeks is a real concern because we started to de-train,” he said.

“We haven’t got a big enough squad to keep going at it, and we also know that we’re going on a 14-game run.

“It’s a dilemma of getting that balance right, so that’s why I was so pleased with the way we came out against Glasgow. There was a real risk that if started slowly the game was gone.

“If we can build on that over the next two weeks, hopefully we’ll see some internationals start to come back as the Six Nations finishes, and then we can make plans towards the end of the season.”