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Guinness PRO12 Preview: Dragons v Leinster

NEWPORT GWENT DRAGONS v LEINSTER

Katie Vizard | 20/02/2017

At Rodney Parade, 7.30pm                                                                           

Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR, 63rd competition game)

Assistant Referees:  Claudio Blessano (FIR), Robert Price (WRU)

Citing Commissioner: Paul Thomas (WRU)

Overall Guinness PRO12 head to head record:

Played 27, Dragons won 9, Leinster won 18.

Did you know?

  • Newport Gwent Dragons have won just once in the last six rounds of the Guinness PRO12: 26-8 at home to Benetton Treviso on 6 January.  
  • Dragons only defeat at Rodney Parade in the PRO12 since September came when Ospreys were the visitors on 1 January.
  • Leinster Rugby are the top try scoring team in the Guinness PRO12 with 61 and have lost just once in any competition since November: 17-29 at Munster in the PRO12 on 26 December.
  • The Leinstermen have won on three of their last five visits to Wales.
  • The last four meetings between the two teams have all been won by the home side on the day, whilst the Leinstermen are going for a first season’s double over Dragons since 2013/14. 

 

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