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Friday 30th September 18:35 GMT

 

The Newport Gwent Dragons are at home to the Glasgow Warriors on Friday Evening in Round 5 of the RaboDirect PRO12 tournament, when they will be seeking just a second win in 15 PRO12 fixtures. The only time that the Welsh Region enjoyed a taste of victory during this woeful run of results was in Round 2, when they squeezed home against the winless Italians from Parma, Zebre. The Dragons haven't enjoyed much success against Scottish sides in recent encounters, with just one win, against Edinburgh at Rodney Parade in May 2015, since February 2014.

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That solitary victory against Zebre however, is enough to place the Newport Gwent Dragons seventh in the table, with five points. The Warriors having started the season with successive wins against Connacht and Leinster, have been beaten in their last two outings by the Blues and Ulster. As the result of those back to back losses, the Warriors have slipped down to sixth in the table, although they have collected 12 points, giving them a substantial advantage over Friday's hosts, who are immediately below them in the table. Glasgow have won the last four matches between the teams, and will hope to make it five on Friday, as they not only seek the PRO12 points, but also to avoid a third defeat in a row, in the same campaign, for the first time since the end of the 2010/11 season.

Posted: 25th February 2016

 

Newport Gwent Dragons season continues to lurch from one disaster to another, as they struggle to make any impact whatsoever on the RaboDirect PRO12 tournament. Last weekend's defeat in Italy against Benetton Treviso, who had previously only one once all season in all tournaments, extended their run in the PRO12 to one win in six attempts, a 23-13 home victory over Leinster in Round 13. On Thursday, the Newport Gwent Dragons open the next round of the PRO12 at Rodney Parade, with a match against the reigning Champions, the Glasgow Warriors. Although the Warriors themselves have had their own problems in the defence of their title, last weekend's narrow 27-24 win against Munster at Rugby Park in Kilmarnock ended a four game winless streak in the PRO12, they still sit two places and 12 points above Thursday's hosts, and have two games in hand.

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The Scottish side are 11 points adrift of the play-off places, but if they can win their games in hand, they can propel themselves into the mix. However, they need to improve on their away form, if they have serious pretensions to defending the PRO12 title. This season, they have managed a solitary win on the road, a 35-3o success in November against the Blues.

Posted: 20th September 2014

 

The Newport Gwent Dragons came into the new RaboDirect PRO12 with high hopes of making a serious challenge for the top four places and qualification for the end of season play-offs. While it is foolish write off any side after just two rounds of matches, two defeats to the Ospreys and Connacht have suggested that the pre-season optimism was misplaced. On Saturday, the Glasgow warriors arrive at Rodney Parade, having won their opening two fixtures in the new season, to sit in second position on the PRO12 table, just behind the Ospreys. In fact the Glasgow Warriors have lost only one of their last 12 PRO12 fixtures. Unfortunately for them, it was the biggest fixture of all, last season's Grand Final, when they were beaten by Leinster at the RDS. The only victory that the Dragons can boast of in their last 10 PRO12 matches was a home match against the Italians of Treviso in Round 22 of last season.

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Glasgow has an outstanding record against Welsh Regions in recent years, having lost just twice out of their last 10 fixtures against sides from the principality. However, both losses have come against Saturday's opponents at Scotstoun in November 2013 and at Rodney Parade in February of this year.

Posted: 23rd February 2014

Newport Gwent Dragons will entertain The Warriors from Glasgow in the RaboDirect PRO12 competition at Rodney Parade on Sunday, hoping to end a run of games that has seen them register just one win from their last five matches in the competition, although that did come against their closest and fiercest rivals Cardiff Blues on Boxing Day. Although filing a lowly seventh position in the PRO12 table, the Newport Gwent Dragons have been a stern test for everyone that they have faced at Rodney Parade this season, and have been beaten just twice on their home patch since last March. Both those losses were inflicted by Irish Provinces; Leinster and Munster. Warriors traveled just up the road last weekend, to the Arms Park, where they defeated the Blues by 27-20, a win which lifted them into fourth position in the table above Ulster, whose game against Edinburgh fell victim to the weather. That success also allowed them to set a new record for the PRO12, of seven successive away victories.

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The only time that the Glasgow Warriors have lost in Wales on their last eight visits to the Principality in the PRO12, came back in April last year, when they fell 6-29 at the Scarlets, and they are unbeaten on their last three visits to Rodney Parade. When the two sides clashed in Glasgow at the Scotstoun in round 8, the Dragons recorded a surprise 23-8 win, but they have yet to record a double over the Warriors since 2006/07.

Posted: 15th February 2013

On Friday, the 15th of February, the RaboDirect Pro12 competition sees the Dragons play Glasgow Warriors at Newport at 19:05 local time and GMT. The dragons are currently the 11th ranked team on the RaboDirect Pro12 table. They have been able to play fourteen games so far this season, and ended up with just four wins, something that they share with both Edinburgh in 9th and with Connacht who takes the number ten spot. The Newport Gwent Dragons have 18 points right now with two of them earned as a result of the bonuses available.

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As for Glasgow, they come in at the second spot in the standings right now with 10 wins and 14 games played, with four losses. They have 46 points while Ulster comes in at the top spot with 53 points after winning 12.


Tags: Glasgow Warriors, RaboDirect Pro12, Newport Gwent Dragons, Rodney Parade
Posted: 30th September 2016


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