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Saturday October 11
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MATCH REPORT

Edinburgh v Newport Gwent Dragons Match Report

Newport Gwent Dragons one try, one penalty and one conversion were not enough to secure a win against hard hitting Edinburgh rugby this weekend.

The Men of Gwent travelled to BT Murrayfield with just one win under their belts, similarly to their opponents, in the hope of making it their second win in the Guinness PRO12 league.

 

The first half saw a strong start from the home side as they were inches away from scoring two tries, the first of which Edinburgh failed to ground after an awkward bounce and the second was held up by Nic Cudd and Matthew Pewtner.

 

Edinburgh led 6-0 in the first half with their points coming from two consecutive penalty kicks.  

 

The Dragons came out firing in the first few minutes of the second half, as skipper Lee Byrne ran a great line into Andrew Coombs, who offloaded to Pewtner as the wing made it underneath the points.

 

But it didn’t last for long as Visser charged down Hallam Amos and managed to cross the white wash sending the home team into the lead. The home side didn’t stop there as Dougie Fife went on to cross the try line as well.

 

O’Brien chipped away with a penalty on the hour only for Heathcote to swiftly respond to earn a 24-10 lead that Edinburgh held onto.

 

Full Time: Edinburgh 24 – Newport Gwent Dragons 10

 

Edinburgh Team

Greig Tonks, Dougie Fife, Sam Beard, Andries Strauss, Tim Visser, Tom Heathcote, Sean Kennedy; Alasdair Dickinson, Ross Ford, John Andress, Aton Bressler, Grant Gilchrist, Mike Coman, Hamish Watson, Cornell Du Preez.

 

Newport Gwent Dragons Team

Lee Byrne, Matthew Pewtner, Tom Prydie, Ashley Smith, Hallam Amos, Jason Tovey, Jonathan Evans; Boris Stankovich, Elliot Dee, Dan Way, Andrew Coombs, Rynard Landman, Lewis Evans, Nic Cudd, Andy Powell.

 

Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)

 

Attendance: 3,156

 

Man of the Match: Hamish Watson

Edinburgh T C D P
1Alasdair Dickinson
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2Ross Ford
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3John Andress
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4Anton Bresler
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5Grant Gilchrist
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6Mike Coman
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7Hamish Watson
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8Cornell Du Preez
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9Sean Kennedy
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10Tom Heathcote
-- 1 4 --
11Tim Visser
1 -- -- --
12Andries Strauss
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13Sam Beard
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14Dougie Fife
1 -- -- --
15Greig Tonks
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Dragons T C D P
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5Rynard Landman
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REPLACMENTS
Edinburgh T C D P
16James Hilterbrand
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17Allan Dell
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18Willem Nel
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19Ollie Atkins
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20Tomas Leonardi
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21Sam Hidalgo-Clyne
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22Phil Burleigh
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23Jack Cuthbert
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Dragons T C D P
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20James Thomas
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