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Captain praises heart after comeback

19/02/2021

Skipper Rhodri Williams praised the heart shown by Dragons after a thrilling comeback on home soil – and insisted the team was back moving in the right direction.

Dean Ryan’s men claimed a deserved bonus point as late tries from Luke Baldwin and Josh Lewis saw them edged out 35-29 by the league champions.

And after the manner of the recent loss to Connacht, scrum half Williams believed the display was a positive step forward.

“To take a point against Leinster shows we are back moving in the right direction,” he said.

“We just need to find that extra bit, that bit of belief that we can win these games.

“It was a pretty decent first half from us and there was also a big moment just before half-time (with the disallowed try).

“The boys did well to get back into it at the end and we take the point.

“When you come off the field disappointed with a point against Leinster then you know you are in the right place and moving in the right direction.

“And when you look at the score five or ten minutes from the end, you would have taken a point.

“We knew they were going to come back at us in the second half and it was going to come in waves,” he added.

“We had to pick our work rate up a bit and they are a quality side, so credit to them for the way they came back at us.

“But we are pleased with the heart we showed at the end to get something from the game.

“Ultimately, we can’t be happy with the result – we want to win games.

“Now we learn from our mistakes and take what was good forward with us.”

When you come off the field disappointed with a point against Leinster then you know you are in the right place and moving in the right direction...
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