DRAGONS boss Dean Ryan was left perplexed by the decision to not send off Glasgow Warriors prop Oli Kebble during his side’s Guinness PRO14 defeat at Scotstoun Stadium.

The Welsh region, playing their first game in five weeks, lost 34-19 in Scotland, and it was the events surrounding the hosts’ second try that Ryan just couldn’t get his head around.

Tighthead Kebble and opposite number Lloyd Fairbrother were both shown yellow cards following an incident off the ball around 25 minutes into the game.

Television replays show Kebble striking Fairbrother in the face after the Dragons player puts his knee on the South African’s head at a ruck.

When dealing with the situation, referee Sean Gallagher is heard saying he is going to award the Dragons a penalty because Kebble’s offence was the worse of the two.

However, seconds later, and amid much confusion in the visitors’ ranks, Glasgow kick to touch for a lineout from which hooker Grant Stewart scores.

Speaking to BT Sport after the final whistle, Ryan said: “I’m tired of ringing Greg Garner (PRO14 elite referee manager) and asking questions.

“We had a strike to the face, which is a red card in the first place, and that was the last event, which means it’s our penalty.

“That goes to a corner kick, it goes to seven points, and effectively that’s a seven-point game right to the end.

“I can’t make sense of that so I’m not going to sit in front of a camera and try and make sense of that.

“That’s not logical, it’s not the law, and the impact on a game with the weather conditions we had was poor.”

Ryan praised his side for their performance in Scotland, drawing attention to the age of the group and the task they were up against.

“I thought that after five weeks of not doing anything we were right there,” he added.

“Defensively, we knew we were going to have to put in a big shift in the first 40, and I couldn’t ask for anything more from them.

“The harder thing was playing with the wind and against a Glasgow side that have a lot of confidence to keep hold of the ball.”

He continued: “Let’s put that (the Kebble-Fairbrother incident) aside, it’s a great shift from us.

“It’s a really young group out there against a very confident and competent Glasgow side – that’s the headline.

“Let other people deal with how people arrive at decisions like that, which had a huge impact.

“We’ve got two or three guys there and I think that’s their first PRO14 start, and there’s probably five or six guys that are under 21.

“I’m always pleased with this group. I am challenging them because I want them to lean, and be able to learn fast, and I don’t want people to think that’s the long journey.

“Sometimes it’s hard when we get some of the things that happened today which is added on top.”