PRO12 Preview: Dragons v Connacht

01 November 2016

PRO12 Preview: Dragons v Connacht
Did you know?

Newport Gwent Dragons solitary victory in the Guinness PRO12 since the end of January was 11-6 at home to Zebre on 9 September.

Dragons won their most recent fixture at Rodney Parade: 37-16 over Brive in the European Challenge Cup but have not won successive matches at the venue since the New Year.

Connacht’s four game winning run in all tournaments ended with their defeat at Leinster on Saturday.

The Guinness PRO12 champions have not been victorious away from home in the Championship since a trip to Edinburgh in early March.

Connacht have won their last seven encounters with Dragons since the Men from Gwent were victorious 14-3 at Rodney Parade in November 2012.

Overall Guinness PRO12 head to head record:

Played 26, Dragons won 9, Connacht won 17.

Friday November 4th
At Rodney Parade, 7.15pm                   

Referee: George Clancy (IRFU, 84th competition game)
Assistant Referees: David Wilkinson (IRFU), Jason Bessant (WRU)
Citing Commissioner: Jeff Mark (WRU)

DateVenueNCNewport Gwent Dragons scorersConnacht scorers
Sat 21 Dec 13Sportsground1114Jason Tovey(2P) Dan Evans(T)Fionn Carr(T) Dan Parks(D/2P)
Sun 23 Mar 14Rodney Parade824Tom Prydie(T) Jason Tovey(P)Dan Parks(2C) Michael Swift(T) John Muldoon(2T) Rodney Ah You(T)
Sat 6 Sep 14Sportsground1116Jason Tovey(2P) Nic Cudd(T)Danie Poolman(T) Eoin McKeon(T) Darragh Leader(2P)
Sun 22 Feb 15Rodney Parade2530Jack Dixon(T) Hallam Amos(2T) Tom Prydie(2C/2P)Jack Carty(2C/P) Mick Kearney(T) Eoghan Masterson(T) Darragh Leader(C/2P) Craig Ronaldson(T)
Fri 4 Sep 15Sportsground2329Tom Prydie(P) James Thomas(T) Jason Tovey(2C/2P) Sarel Pretorius(T)Danie Poolman(T) Nepia Fox-Matamua(T) Jack Carty(C/4P) Fionn Carr(T)
Thu 11 Feb 16Rodney Parade2126Angus O'Brien(C/2P) Adam Hughes(T) Jason Tovey(P) Ashton Hewitt(T)Matt Healy(T) Tiernan O'Halloran(T) Eoghan Masterson(T) Bundee Aki(T) Craig Ronaldson(3C)



Last 3 PRO12 results:30 Sep - Glasgow (H) L 17-2630 Sep - Edinburgh (H) W 28-15
 8 Oct - Scarlets (A) L 27-317 Oct - Ulster (H) W 30-25
 29 Oct - Ospreys (A) L 17-3529 Oct - Leinster (A) L 13-24
PRO12 2016/1710th - W1 D0 L6 - 7pts9th - W2 D0 L4 - 10pts
Last 6 PRO12 formWLlLll (7pts)LLlWWl (10pts)
Top try scorer3 - Pat Howard3 - Cian Kelleher, Niyi Adeolokun
Top points scorer24 - Nick Macleod34 - Jack Carty