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Dragons vs Northampton Saints

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Dragons 0-21 Saints

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Dragons 21-35 Saints

Attendance

4,600

Referee

Mathieu Raynal

Dragons
Dragons
21

Summary

Full Time

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
35
Dragons
T
C
T
C
T
KOHTFT
Northampton Saints
T
C
T
C
T
T
C
T
C

And that's it a Rondey Parade as the clock is dead.

Try Dragons.

Raynal gets under the posts for the penalty try as Dragons get close.

80

Dragons maul again and have another penalty coming...

79

Dragons maul close but it comes down. They've got a penalty coming though and we come back for it. Williams sends it to the corner.

78

Kellaway and Collins team up out wide before it comes back inside. Francis is nearly through but his offload finds Dragons hands. They chip through and Grayson just gets back to cover but is pushed into touch. Lineout Dragons on Saints' five metre.

77

Free kick Saints at the scrum and Reinach goes quickly. Dragons get the ball but are pushed into touch quickly and Saints have the lineout.

76

Dragon look to be making progress off the lineout but knock on int he midfield and Saints have the scrum.

75

Penalty Dragons at the scrum after a few re-sets. And Williams sends it to touch. 

74

Naiyaravoro works Saints into Dragons' 22 before a forward pass from Saints earns Dragons the scrum. 

74

Scrappy hands from Dragons see Saints in possession again and pushing around the home 22 once more. 

73

Dragons clear upfield for another lineout.

72

Saints maul from the lineout but are pushed into touch. Lineout Dragons. And penalty Dragons as Saints are pinged for being offside.

71

Dragons come forwards from the restart but brilliant defence from Saints earns the turnover and it comes wide quickly. Collins darts down the right before chipping through to himself. He nearly makes it but Williams covers well. He's pushed into touch though and Saints will have the five metre lineout.

Fish, Ludlam and Burrell enter play as we re-set with Haywood, Lawes and Tuala making way.

Grayson...

... sends the touchline conversion through too!

TRYYYYY COBUS!!!

A brilliant intercept from the scrum-half and Reinach doesn't need asking twice to turn on the speed. He races in from 60 metres out before sliding in for the score!!

67

Massive overthrow at the lineout from Dragons and Francis clears up. Reinach boxes at the next breakdown and though Dragons get there first, Grayson is there in defence. Saints hold their hosts well but concede a penalty at the breakdown. Dragons take it quickly.

66

Penalty Dragons at the scrum and Lewis sends it to touch. Lineout Dragons on Saints' 22. 

65

Free kick Dragons at the scrum and they choose another scrum.

64

Lawes up for the lineout and Saints come charging forwards. Naiyaravoro comes through the middle but the referee deems there to be obstruction there and Dragons have the scrum.

63

Good pressure from Saints at the restart forces Dragons to box. Lineout Saints then.

Reinach replaces Mitchell as we restart.

Lewis...

... adds the extras too.

Try Dragons.

The home centre Sage breaks free and races in the final yards to score.

62

Dragons try to maul from the lint but Saints hold them. They bring the ball out and keep pushing though...

61

Dragons send their penalty into the corner for a lineout in Saints' 22. 

Waller - who took a large hit in the last play - makes way for van Wyk while Barrow replaces Ribbans in the second row.

60

Lewis sends a grubber through but Tuala is there. He races forwards before the ball comes wide to Kellaway. Ribbans charges up too before Lawes has a go. But Dragons earn a penult at the breakdown.

57

Harrison gets the ball away quickly and Saints play on. But they're turned over at the breakdown and Dragons come back at them. They whip it right to left looking for space but Saints do well.

Painter replaces Franks as we set the scrum.

55

More re-sets at the scrum but eventually we get it away. The ball comes wide but Saints' defend well and Dragons, under pressure, knock on. Scrum Saints.

54

Wood is up for the lineout before it comes out to Kellaway. He's hit hard in the midfield but keeps the ball. Saints work back up to halfway but just knock on there. Scrum Dragons.

53

Dragons keep pushing around Saints' 22 but can't find a gap. They work hard for their yards but as a Saints player is taken out without the ball, it's the away side who have the penalty. Grayson sends it to touch for a lineout on halfway. 

52

It's a solid scrum and Moriarty comes charging off the base. Dragons work up to Saints' 22 before coming wide. Scrum-half Williams tries to go alone but Saints' defence holds.

Fairbrother replaces Brown for the home side as we set for the scrum.

51

Saints work forwards off the lineout but are held up and Dragons have the scrum.

50

Mitchells clearing kick is charged at the restart but it finds touch off a Dragons hand and Saints have the lineout.

Grayson...

... sends the conversion over too!

TRYYYYY RIBBANS!!!

It's a second for the lock as Saints' forwards barge their way over again!

48

Mitchell and Haywood get the ball close before the pack take over...

46

A few re-sets and eventually it's a free kick to Saints. Mitchell takes it quickly and they push on.

46

The ball comes loose again but it's another knock on from the home side that's caused it. Scrum Saints in Dragons' 22. 

45

Knock on from Dragons at the restart and Haywood cleans it up. Saints are pressing in Dragons' 22 now.

Lewis...

... converts too.

Try Dragons.

The forwards maul close before Evans splinters off the side for the score.

43

Dragons maul from the lineout and get close...

42

Dragons go short at the lineout and come forwards. They earn a penalty at the breakdown and Lewis sends it to touch. Lineout Dragons in Saints' 22.

41

Saints pressure well at the breakdown and seem to have forced an error but Raynal awards Dragons a penalty. Williams sends it to touch. Lineout Dragons.

40

Williams boxes the restart for Dragons and Tuala is there. He feeds Mitchell who lets the forwards take over, but as the ball comes wide it's lost forwards. Scrum Dragons just inside their own half. 

40

WE'RE BACK ON!

Grayson - who replaced Biggar at the break - gets the second half underway here at Rodney Parade!

Saints charge forwards and make their way swiftly into Dragons' half. Naiyaravoro is off down the left but the pass to him was forward and we end the half at Rodney Parade.

40

Penalty Saints at the scrum. Francis steps up to send the ball into touch. Lineout Saints on halfway.

39

Ribbans gets a hand to the ball in the lineout and Saints come forwards but an offload doesn't quite make it. Scrum Dragons on Saints' 22. 

37

Dragons push on though and work their way back into the Saints' half. And despite Harrison coming up with the ball, Dragons are awarded a penalty. Lewis sends it into touch for a lineout on Saints' 22. 

Dragons are down the 13 as Warren was awarded a yellow card when Saints were given the penalty try.

36

Williams sends it far wide though and Naiyaravoro is there. Biggar clears and Dragons have the lineout back near halfway. 

34

Ribbans charges forwards from the restart before Biggar sends the high ball up. Naiyaravoro is in chase but Dragons earn the penalty as Big T is deemed to have pushed his opposite man off the ball. Dragons point to the posts.

PENALTY TRY SAINTS!!

Referee Mathieu Raynal gets under the posts after the repeated home infringements and Saints have the seven points!

32

Ribbans up for the lineout and it's third time lucky for Saints at they get a good shove on at the maul...

31

Saints have the lineout again and Gibson is in the air this time. Another advantage is coming there before the penalty does. Into the corner again from Biggar.

Ribbans is up for the lineout and Saints do well to keep the ball in play. But Dragons have conceded there again and it's a yellow card for Evans.

28

Penalty Saints at the scrum after the pack get a huge shove on. Biggar sends it into the corner.

27

Gibson up for the lineout this time before Naiyaravoro comes crashing through the middle. Saints being pushing forwards but when the ball comes wide they knock on. Scrum Dragons.

26

Lawes is up for the lineout before a high tackle from Dragon's Evans on Ribbans earns Saints a penalty. Biggar sends it to touch. Lineout Saints in Dragon's 22. 

24

Saints pressure Dragons well at the lineout but the home side keep possession. Lewis breaks through but his offload finds Haywood's hands before Saints earn a penalty there. Biggar sends it to touch for a lineout at halfway. 

23

Scrappy at the lineout but Saints keep the ball. Mitchell boxes and Dragons will have the lineout near halfway. 

22

Dragons pressure Saints off the base of the scrum but Mitchell clears well. Williams drops the high ball but isn't deemed to have knocked on. Dragons bring the ball into the midfield before chipping through. Lineout Saints in their own 22. 

21

Dragons look to maul at the lineout but Saints work hard to hold it up and earn the scrum. 

20

Lawes nearly gets a hand to the ball at the lineout is penalised there instead. Williams - who takes over kicking duties - sends it to the corner.

19

Dragon go looking for a gap again but Saints hold up well. They concede a penalty at the breakdown though and Lewis sends it into touch for a home lineout on Saints' 22. 

17

Dragons earn the penalty at the scrum despite a solid effort from Saints. Lewis sends it to touch but misses. Collins is there and Tuala clears. Dragons look to play on but chip over the top and Mitchell clears well. Lineout Dragon back in their own half.

16

Ribbans disrupts the lineout and Saints have the ball. Harrison charges up to the halfway line before Biggar nearly breaks again. Collins gets an arm free to get the ball out wide but Haywood just can't quite get there and knocks on. Scrum Dragons. 

15

Collins takes the restart before Lawes takes over to get Saints back up to the 22. Mitchell boxes well and Dragons have the lineout back at halfway.

Biggar...

... sends the conversion through from out wide too!

TRYYYYYY MITCH!!

Biggar breaks on halfway, sprinting in before feeding Mitchell - who darts the final 20 metres - for the score on his first start for the club!

11

Free kick Dragons at the scrum and they take it quickly. The ball comes wide but Saints' defence holds them at the halfway line. Williams boxes and Tuala marks it before clearing downfield. Warren is there who returns it. Kellway takes that high ball before Saints push on...

Rosser is replaced by Warren for the home side as we set for the scrum.

10

Dragons look for a gap in Saints' line, switching left to right, and though that doesn't come the home side do earn a penalty at the breakdown. Lewis sends it to touch but sends it too long. Scrum Saints.

9

Saints work hard at the lineout before Mitchell clears well. Lineout Dragons but back at halfway. 

7

Lawes again at the lineout before Haywood dinks through. Lawes and Ribbans team up out wide and Wood charges close but Saints lose the ball forwards and Kirchner scoops up before charging down the wing. Kellaway races back to cover and forces him to chip through. Lineout Saints. 

6

Penalty Saints at the scrum as it collapses and Biggar sends it to touch. Lineout Saints on Dragons' 22. 

6

Straight out at the restart from Dragons and we come back for a scrum on halfway. 

Biggar...

... adds the extras too!

TRYYYYY RIBBANS!!!

They don't need that advantage though as the forwards keep pushing forward with Ribbans eventually getting over the line!

3

Lawes is up for the lineout and Saints maul forwards. Haywood breaks off and stretches for the line but is caught just short. Saints keep pushing through the forwards and are within inches with an advantage coming.

2

Penalty Saints at the lineout as Ribbans is touched in the air. Saints opt for the lineout again.

2

The away side creep forwards before earning a penalty and Biggar goes for the corner. Lineout Saints in Dragons 22.

1

Saints whip the ball out of the lineout quickly before Biggar sends highball up. Dragons get there but knock on and Saints play on. 

1

Mitchell clears the kick-off well and though Dragons get there, they're in touch. Lineout Saints on halfway. 

WE'RE UNDERWAY!

Lewis gets us started here at Rodney Parade!

Opposition LineupDragons

15
Jordan Williams
14
Zane Kirchner
13
Tyler Morgan
12
Jarryd Sage
11
Jared Rosser
10
Josh Lewis
9
Rhodri Williams
1
Brok Harris
2
Elliot Dee
3
Leon Brown
4
Lewis Evans
5
Cory Hill
6
Aaron Wainwright
7
Oliver Griffiths
8
Ross Moriarty

SubsDragons

16
Richard Hibbard
17
Aaron Jarvis
18
Lloyd Fairbrother
19
Matthew Screech
20
Huw Taylor
21
Rhodri Davies
22
Adam Warren
23
Will Talbot-Davies
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2
Dragons
DragonsDRA2101755223117105
3
Northampton Saints
Northampton SaintsNOR21015562-779105
Form Guide

Form

LWWWL

Last match

Lost to Gloucester 12-14

Past meeting

Won 35-21
Full Time
Dragons
Dragons
21
Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
35