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Leinster Rugby v Dragons Preview

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LEINSTER RUGBY v DRAGONS

At RDS Arena, Dublin, 7.35pm.                       Live on  TG4           

Referee: Sam Grove-White (SRU, competition debut)

Assistant Referees: Dunx McClement, Bob Nevins (SRU)

Citing Commissioner: John Cole (IRFU)

TMO: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)

HEAD TO HEAD - RECENT CHAMPIONSHIP MEETINGS

Date

Venue

L

D

Leinster scorers

Dragons scorers

Sun 12 Apr 15

Rodney Parade

22

25

Ben Te'o(2T) Jimmy Gopperth(T/2C/P)

Jack Dixon(T) James Benjamin(2T) Jason Tovey(C/P) T.Rhys Thomas(T)

Sat 3 Oct 15

RDS Arena

37

13

Cathal Marsh(T) Garry Ringrose(T) Fergus McFadden(3C/3P) Isa Nacewa(2T/C)

Jason Tovey(C/2P) Sarel Pretorius(T)

Fri 29 Jan 16

Rodney Parade

13

23

Fergus McFadden(C/2P) Luke McGrath(T)

Jason Tovey(T/2C/D/2P) Ashton Hewitt(T)

Sat 3 Dec 16

RDS Arena

28

15

Jack Conan(T) Peter Dooley(T) Joey Carbery(T) Ross Molony(T) Isa Nacewa(4C)

Angus O'Brien(C/P) Pat Howard(T) Sarel Pretorius(T)

Fri 24 Feb 17

Rodney Parade

54

22

Jack Conan(2T) Ross Byrne(7C) James Tracy(T) Jamison Gibson-Park(T) Luke McGrath(2T) Ross Molony(T) Hayden Triggs(T)

Matthew Screech(T) Dorian Jones(2C/P) Adam Hughes(T) Sarel Pretorius(T)

Sat 2 Sep 17

Rodney Parade

39

16

Ross Byrne(2C/2P) Cathal Marsh(T/C) Jamison Gibson-Park(T) Jordan Larmour(T) Dan Leavy(T) Penalty Try(T)

Gavin Henson(3P) Penalty Try(T)

Overall Guinness PRO14 head to head record:

Played 29, Leinster won 20, Dragons won 9.

Did you know?

  • Leinster Rugby’s five game winning run in all competitions ended when they were beaten in Glasgow in round 8 of the Guinness PRO14.
  • The Leinstermen have not lost a regular season Championship home match since Dragons visited the RDS Arena in February 2015; their only defeats to a Welsh region anywhere since then were both to Scarlets in Llanelli in November 2016 and at the RDS Arena in last season’s semi-final.
  • Dragons have lost their last three Guinness PRO14 fixtures since beating Southern Kings at Rodney Parade in round 5.
  • Dragons have lost their last twenty-eight away games, an unwanted Championship record, since beating Treviso in March 2015.
  • Honours have been almost even in the last seven encounters between the two sides, with Leinster prevailing by four wins to three; however the Irishmen have won the last three in a row. 

COMPARISON

Leinster

Dragons

Last 3 PRO14 results:

7 Oct - Munster (H) W 23-17

6 Oct - Cardiff Blues (A) L 29-43

 

28 Oct - Ulster (A) W 25-10

27 Oct - Ospreys (A) L 14-28

 

3 Nov - Glasgow (A) L 21-31

3 Nov - Munster (A) L 6-49

 

 

 

PRO14 2017/18

Conf B: 3rd - W6 D0 L2 - 27pts

Conf B: 6th - W2 D0 L6 - 10pts

PRO14 form

wlWWwl (17pts)

WlWlll (10pts)

Top try scorer

4 - Barry Daly, Rory O'Loughlin

5 - Elliot Dee

Top points scorer

40 - Ian Keatley

60 - Gavin Henson



 

 
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