Chris Anderson keeps faith with the team that narrowly lost to Newcastle Falcons and names an unchanged starting XV for the Dragons Heineken Cup trip to Edinburgh.
The Dragons face a tough route to make it to the quarter final stages of the European competition but is one that is not out of reach of the team. “We have it all to do to make the knock out stages of the Heineken Cup competition,” commented head coach Chris Anderson.
“We were all bitterly disappointed with last weekends result and to lose at home. However, we are not going to throw in the towel just because of one bad result. We have it all to do to progress into the next stages but it is still within our reach. I think the occasion got to us last week and we built the competition up more than we should have, but we have learned from that and will emerge much stronger as a squad. The conditions were dreadful and dictated the way we had to play which meant we were not able to play our natural free flowing game. However, we did come away with a bonus point. It is a challenge from now on and we will have to do it the hard way but we will come out fighting and know that nothing less than a win will do.”
On the replacements bench The Dragons have named nine replacements and they will be finalised after training tomorrow.
K Morgan, G Wyatt, P Montgomery, S Tuipulotu, H Luscombe, C Sweeney, G Cooper, R Snow, S Jones, R Thomas, I Gough, M Owen, J Ringer, J Forster (c), R Bryan.
J Richards, A Black, C Anthony, L Charteris, P Sidoli, R Beattie, C Warlow, N Brew, G Baber.
There was good news off field this week as a partnership with Seat UK and Thompson and Thompson of Calidcot was announced. They will be providing cars to the Gateway Rugby project and Rodney Parade in general.