21 Oct 2023 - 3:05 pm
We win a penalty, and Healy sends it over! That seals the win!
With the hosts moving forward in midfield, Boyle gets on ball AGAIN to win a crucial breakdown pen. Healy sends it into the hosts 22.
We are pinged inside the hosts 22. Dragons kick up to half-way.
The back-row has been a nuisance at the breakdown since coming on.
We win a penalty inside our half and enter the last six minutes of play.
We take the lead as Healy slots home again! 17-19!
We move into the Dragons 22 after a scintillating break from Currie, Bennett and McBurney!
We’re penalised for offside and Dragons send it long, just shy of our 22. Lineout to come.
It’s a one point game and both sides are going for it now. A battle at every breakdown.
TRY! Get in!
After Ben Healy dummies and glides through a gap, he finds the supporting Vellacott who touches down.
Healy converts and it’s a one-point game, 17-6!
That’s a cracking kick from Ben Healy who brings us into the Dragons 22.
We win a penalty on our line after Vellacot scrambles well to defend.
Healy adds another from the tee to cut into the Dragons’ lead. It’s 17-9.
A tidy chip over the top from Healy. Dragons cover, but Goosen gets over the ball to win a crucial penalty on half-way!
We defend brilliantly on our own line, counter ruck and win a huge penalty.
After some aerial tennis, Dragons collect a loose ball and sent it long for a 50-22. The hosts are on the attack now
We move it wide well and look to be in for a score, however the hosts scramble well and forced a loose final pass into touch.
Cai Evans slots home to make it 17-6.
The hosts attack well straight from a scrum and win a penalty in our 22 after we don’t release in contact.
Healy slots home and it’s an eight point game in Newport.
We get things started once again in Newport.
An attack comes to nothing in midfield. Ben Healy spirals one into the Dragons half and that’s HT.
The hosts get in to sack a promising rolling maul.
Not long to go in the half here and we have a scrum on half-way.
We drive for the hosts’ line once again and again, the hosts are pinged…
Yellow card coming soon?
We’re growing into the game here with a monstrous rolling maul.
After we move it to within 10m of the Dragons line, the hosts are pinged again which Healy duly slots in the corner…
The rain is coming down in Newport now.
We look to collect a high-ball but its knocked on in contact.
We have the ball on half-way after the Dragons kick a ball dead from the scrum.
Ben Healy strokes it through the uprights and we’re on the board. His first points for the club.
14-3 in Newport.
We move the ball well inside the Dragons half, and the hosts are penalised for not rolling away.
A good carry and fend from Ross McCann put us in a strong position.
After Dragons collect a Healy cross-field kick, we counter ruck well to win the penalty just shy of the hosts 22′
We kick to the corner.
We win the scrum penalty and Healy kicks us to half-way.
We build an attack in the Dragons RFC 22′ but the hosts get over the ball and turn us over.
Dragons kick to the corner after winning a penalty in our half, but the throw isn’t straight and we’ll look to clear our lines.
The hosts get their second as Corey Baldwin collects a cross-field kick for a simple finish. Evans converts again and it’s 14-0.
We’re penalised in our own half after going straight off our feet at the breakdown. Dragons kick to the corner
Dragons are penalised in our half once again. Ben Healy kicks us into the hosts territory and we set up an attack.
Dragons hit a thumping ball inside just outside our 22.
We win the penalty and Vellacott looks to go early with a quick tap.
Dragons get the ball back, go for a cross field kick but they knock on. We’ll clear our lines
We move the ball wide from a midfield scrum. Bennett once again dummies to give him an inch of space but his attempted offload is knocked on.
We get our hands on the ball for the first time straight from a midfield scrum. Bennett dummies and goes but he has the ball stripped and it’s knock on.
The hosts strike straight away as Jared Rosser powers over after a bright start in our 22m. Cai Evans converts and it’s 7-0.
We’re underway in Newport!
The squad go through their final warm-ups and it’s nearly go time in Newport! Just a few minutes till’ kick-off!
We’re looking forward to seeing this man wear the Number 10 jersey for the first time this afternoon – go well Ben!
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Go behind the scenes in camp as prepare to ‘Enter the Dragons Den’…
Hello and welcome to the Galbraith Match Centre, bringing you whistle-to-whistle updates from Rodney Parade as we take on Dragons RFC in Round 1 of the BKT United Rugby Championship!
A reminder of matchday 23 below which remains unchanged for this afternoon’s match-up against the Welsh region.
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Kick-off 12:30 pm