Dragons Breathe Fire At Rodney Parade

Newport Gwent Dragons 48, Border Reivers 0 The Border Reivers failed to find the score-sheet against an on-fire Newport-Gwent Dragons side at Rodney Parade tonight. It took the Dragons just four minutes to open the scoring, as a delightful move gave Chapman space to dive over in the corner.Newport Gwent Dragons 48, Border Reivers 0

The Border Reivers failed to find the score-sheet against an on-fire Newport-Gwent Dragons side at Rodney Parade tonight.

It took the Dragons just four minutes to open the scoring, as a delightful move gave Chapman space to dive over in the corner.

Aled Thomas missed the conversion but slotted a 40-yard drop-goal soon after in consolation.

The Reivers put on a brave period of defence but they had no answer when the Welsh won a five meter line-out and Black was shunted over for a converted try.

The Borders then held out until half-time, but the early sin-binning of Calum MacRae for a high tackle on flanker Jamie Ringer soon after the restart saw their battle come to an end.

Black again crossed the line from Michael Owen's pass, then number eight Fitisemanu powered through three Borders defenders for the Dragons' fourth try and the bonus point.

Further tries from full-back Wyatt, cutting a great line in support, and an injury-time effort from replacement Fussell sealed the convincing Dragons display.