PRO12 Preview: Connacht v Dragons

14 February 2017

PRO12 Preview: Connacht v Dragons
Did you know?

  • Connacht Rugby victory in Cardiff on Sunday ended a three game losing run in the Guinness PRO12, whilst the Irishmen’s only home loss in their last eight matches in all tournaments was to Munster in the PRO12 on New Year’s Eve.

  • Newport Gwent Dragons have won only one of their last five Guinness PRO12 fixtures: 26-8 at home to Treviso in round 13.

  • Dragons have not won away from home in the PRO12 since a visit to Treviso in March 2015.

  • Dragons beat Connacht in round 8 in Newport and have only once before achieved a PRO12 season’s double over the Irishmen, in the inaugural home and away season of 2003/04 – the only previous time Dragons have won in Galway.

Overall Guinness PRO12 head to head record:

Played 27, Connacht won 17, Dragons  won 10.

At the Sportsground, 7.35pm.
Live on TG4 / S4C                            

Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU, 146th competition game)
Assistant Referees: Adam Jones (WRU), Shane Kierans (IRFU)
Citing Commissioner: Eugene Ryan (IRFU)
TMO:  Charles Samson (SRU)

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DateVenueCNConnacht scorersNewport Gwent Dragons scorers
Sun 23 Mar 14Rodney Parade248Dan Parks(2C) Michael Swift(T) John Muldoon(2T) Rodney Ah You(T)Tom Prydie(T) Jason Tovey(P)
Sat 6 Sep 14Sportsground1611Danie Poolman(T) Eoin McKeon(T) Darragh Leader(2P)Jason Tovey(2P) Nic Cudd(T)
Sun 22 Feb 15Rodney Parade3025Jack Carty(2C/P) Mick Kearney(T) Eoghan Masterson(T) Darragh Leader(C/2P) Craig Ronaldson(T)Jack Dixon(T) Hallam Amos(2T) Tom Prydie(2C/2P)
Fri 4 Sep 15Sportsground2923Danie Poolman(T) Nepia Fox-Matamua(T) Jack Carty(C/4P) Fionn Carr(T)Tom Prydie(P) James Thomas(T) Jason Tovey(2C/2P) Sarel Pretorius(T)
Thu 11 Feb 16Rodney Parade2621Matt Healy(T) Tiernan O'Halloran(T) Eoghan Masterson(T) Bundee Aki(T) Craig Ronaldson(3C)Angus O'Brien(C/2P) Adam Hughes(T) Jason Tovey(P) Ashton Hewitt(T)
Fri 4 Nov 16Rodney Parade1621Jack Carty(C/3P) Niyi Adeolokun(T)Angus O'Brien(C/2D/P) Ashton Hewitt(2T)



Last 3 PRO12 results:31 Dec - Munster (H) L 9-161 Jan - Ospreys (H) L 0-10
 7 Jan - Ospreys (A) L 7-296 Jan - Treviso (H) W 26-8
 12 Feb - Cardiff Blues (A) W 19-1310 Feb - Munster (A) L 17-45
PRO12 2016/178th - W4 D0 L8 - 21pts10th - W4 D0 L9 - 19pts
Last 6 PRO12 formlWWlLl (11pts)WWllLW (12pts)
Top try scorer4 - Niyi Adeolokun4 - Pat Howard
Top points scorer68 - Jack Carty77 - Angus O'Brien