LiveDragons v Treviso

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  • Newport Gwent Dragons bid to finish their season on a high with victory against Treviso.
  • A win and a pointless trip to Swansea for Connacht would see the Dragons climb to ninth.
  • The Dragons have won just once in 2014 and have taken 7 points from a possible 50.
  • Treviso are currently bottom of the table and need to overhaul Zebre to play in next season's Rugby Champions Cup.


It is! Dragons finish the season with a win and climb to ninth. 20-19, Treviso qualify for Europe.


Must be nearly over?


Nails it 20-19 Dragons with around five left.


SCRUM PENALTY DRAGONS! Tovey with a chance to sneak back in front...


He does. 19-17 to Treviso with around 10 left.


Yellow card for Lewis Evans inside the 22 and Di Bernardo should inch the visitors in front with a penalty slap bang in front of the sticks.


Conversion wide but 17-16 will do the Dragons AND Treviso, who will leapfrog Zebre. 65 gone.


And Vosawai goes over in the corner.


Treviso should be out of this but have kicked a pen to the corner.


Not one for Jason Tovey's highlights reel. The fly-half butchers a huge overlap in the 22. That could've put the game to bed.


Tovey converts. 17-11 to the Dragons after 46.


TRY DRAGONS! Superb AGAIN by Morgan, who breaks down the left, chips Loamanu and it's wing Will Harries who signs off with a try.


Tovey wide with a drop goal from in front of the sticks.


Back under way.


Another miss by Di Bernardo with the last kick. Dragons 10 Treviso 11.

The hosts will take that into the wind.


Frustratingly Treviso have another shot at goal from a scrum penalty. The scrum only happened because of a quick tap by Rees, who then threw a forward pass... wide. A minute or so left.


Treviso go straight down the other end and knock over a pen. 11-10 to the visitors.


WHAT A SCORE! Tyler Morgan goes over for the Dragons. Lewis Evans' offload isn't perfect but the teenage centre gathers and scorches the last man. Tovey converts. 10-8.


Harries is back on.


Zebre are 26-0 down at Glasgow so there is no chance of the Dragons finishing bottom.


Di Bernardo knocks over a penalty. 8-3 after 26 mins.


Treviso are battering away at the Dragons yet it's still just 5-3. The Dragons are clinging on in there but this has shades of Connacht at the minute, the hosts struggling against a power game.


Penalty to Treviso for a deliberate knock-on by Amos 10 metres out. Should have been another yellow. The Italians go for the corner.


This is way, way too loose by the Dragons. They are gifting posession away.


PENALTY DRAGONS! Treviso not driving straight. Big, big, big, big escape for the Dragons. 21 mins gone.


Superb covering by Leach and Lewis Evans denies Loamanu after a breakaway but Harries is yellow carded for killing the ball 5m out. Dragons shot themselves in the foot - Amos' attempted grubber allowed the Italians to go on the counter from inside their own half.

Treviso have taken the scrum...


Conversion attempt by Di Bernardo drifts wide. 5-3 Treviso after 16 mins.


TRY TREVISO. Weak defence around the fringes allows scrum-half Fabio Semenzato to cross down the right.


Treviso drive 30m from a lineout then Vosawai powers off the back. Ball turned over by Taulupe's pass goes into touch 5m out...


The wind is causing plenty of problems. I think it is behind Treviso but it is blustery.


Lineout lost.


Good chance for the Dragons, lineout 5m out after Leach's grubber puts McLean under pressure...


Dragons trying to shift the ball and play at tempo against the abrasive visitors.


Penalty to the Dragons, after Leach goes on the charge from Rees' quick tap. Lewis Evans holds the ball in the wind and Tovey knocks it over. 3-0 after 3.


Coombs leads out the Dragons, to over the top fireworks. Treviso to kick off, defending the North Terrace.


Treviso are led out by skipper Pavanello. They ain't here to throw the ball around. Another tight five examination for the Dragons coming....


Dragons: H Amos, T Prydie, T Morgan, P Leach, W Harries, J Tovey, R Rees, P Price, R Thomas, D Bell, A Coombs (captain), M Screech, L Evans, N Cudd, T Faletau. Replacements: S Parry, O Evans, B Douglas, R Sidoli, J Groves, J Evans, K Burton, L Robling.

Treviso: L McLean, L Nitoglia, M Campagnaro, A Sgarbi, A Esposito, A Di Bernardo, F Semenzato, A De Marchi, L Ghiraldini, L Cittadini, A Pavanello (captain), M Fuser, C Loamanu, P Derbyshire, M Vosawai. Replacements: G Maistri, M Muccignat, I Fernandez-Rouyet, V Bernabo, D Budd, A Pratichetti, J Ambrosini, M Berquist.

Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)


Late changes for the Dragons - Jack Dixon is ill.

Tyler Morgan wears 13 with Pat Leach shifting to 12. Lewis Robling is on the bench.


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