THE Dragons' prize for victory against the Sharks in the Challenge Cup will be a home tie in the last 16.

Dai Flanagan's men host the South Africans in the Pool One finale knowing that they need to win or draw with a four-try bonus to qualify for the knockout stages.

Lose or draw without a bonus and they are eliminated.

Yet the Saturday results - Pau beating Zebre and the Cheetahs suffering a surprise loss at eliminated Oyonnax - mean that the Dragons still have a chance of a Rodney Parade fixture in the last 16.

A victory would lift them above both Zebre and the Cheetahs into third place, while a victory with a bonus would earn second spot.

If it's simply a win with fewer than four tries then the Dragons would be on 11 points but their points advantage would be better than Edinburgh's, who have finished third in Pool Three.

That means the Dragons would be seeded eighth and host a team who have dropped down from the Champions Cup.

If they grab an unlikely five-point haul then they would be seeded sixth, once again hosting a Champions Cup side.

If in the unlikely scenario that they draw with a bonus then they will probably be seeded 14th and travel to Benetton or the Sharks, if they also score four tries.