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Boss praise for 'superstar' Dyer

04/01/2020

Dean Ryan heaped praise on try hero Rio Dyer after the wing scored a dramatic late score to help Dragons stun Ospreys at Rodney Parade.

Wales Seven ace Dyer was a late call-up after Ashton Hewitt was ruled out with a calf injury.

The 20-year-old impressed throughout a scored a stunning try five minutes from time to draw Dragons level before Adam Warren stunned the visitors with the winner in the final minute.

“I just said to him, 'I've got a feeling you're going to be a superstar, I can see two or three tries in you,” said Ryan.

“He had been training for Ashton across the week but not necessarily in the belief that he was going to play.

“Rio probably knew 24 hours ago (that he was going to play), and today for certain, but he is full of that confidence that young men have.

“We’ve just got to keep working with him, because we always knew that going forward (with the ball) he is outstanding.

“They came after him a bit and he did a really good job to just hold his own, stay in the contest and wait for his chance. He did that really well.

“We also recognise that he is a young man and he also has lots of things to work on.”

Can Dragons make the knockout stages in Europe? Find out when we face Enisei-STM in the final pool game of the European Challenge Cup at Rodney Parade on Friday, January 17 (kick-off 8pm). Click HERE to buy tickets or call the Ticket Office on 01633 674990.

I just said to him, 'I've got a feeling you're going to be a superstar, I can see two or three tries in you...
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