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Summary

  1. Pro12 Welsh Judgement Day as the four Welsh regions meet at Principality Stadium in back-to-back Guinness Pro12 fixtures
  2. Cardiff Blues shock Ospreys with 35-17 win in first JDV game
  3. Blues run in five tries to put dent in Ospreys Pro12 play-off hopes
  4. Newport Gwent Dragons suffer 10th straight defeat as Scarlets win day's second game

Live Reporting

By Jay Freeman, Michael Pearlman and Gareth Griffiths

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

Well what a day of rugby that was. Two brilliant games. Okay, one decent game and another that didn't pipe up until late into the second half.

We've seen dent to the hopes of Ospreys' play-off ambitions and Scarlets seize victory against struggling Newport Gwent Dragons who have now lost 10 straight games.

In the mean time, enjoy your Saturday night and thank you for joining us.

Full-time

Newport Gwent Dragons 16-21 Scarletys

Too little too late for the Dragons but they do score a late consolation try through wing Adam Hughes with Angus O’Brien converting to give Kingsley Jones’ men a losing bonus point.

Dragons flanker Ollie Griffiths man-of-the-match as he does his cause no harm for a Wales summer touring squad spot.

The Scarlets go above the Ospreys to third in the Pro 12 table. A forgettable game.

Try (Hughes, conv O'Brien)

Newport Gwent Dragons 16-21 Scarlets

Newport Gwent Dragons 9-21 Scarlets

Dafydd Pritchard

BBC Sport Wales at the Principality Stadium

Moments of quality were a long time coming in this match, but the Scarlets' international class has eventually made the difference.

After centre Jonathan Davies crossed for the opening try, a touchdown in the opposite corner from his Wales team-mate Liam Williams has made the game safe for the Scarlets.

Try (Williams)

Newport Gwent Dragons 9-21 Scarlets

The Scarlets have wrapped up the game with Liam Williams enjoying a successful second-half.

He powered over for the second try although his conversion this time hits the post.

Newport Gwent Dragons 9-16 Scarlets

Crunching collision as a tackle from Scarlets number eight John Barclay injures Dorian Jones.

Replacement outside-half Jones has to go off the field to be replaced by Jack Dixon but Barclay stays on.

Davies try against the Dragons

Newport Gwent Dragons 9-16 Scarlets

Scarlets' Jonathan Davies scores try against Dragons

And here's the try that gave Scarlets some breathing room against the Dragons.

Penalty (Liam Williams)

Newport Gwent Dragons 9-16 Scarlets

Bit-part kicker Liam Williams proving more than handy with the boot as he slots over a penalty to restore the seven point advantage.

Penalty (Angus O'Brien)

Newport Gwent Dragons 9-13 Scarlets

Angus O'Brien
Huw Evans Picture Agency

Newport Gwent Dragons bring on Dorian Jones with Angus O’Brien moving to full-back. The Dragons reduce the deficit with O’Brien’s third penalty after the Scarlets are penalised.

This underwhelming match has not been decided yet.

Newport Gwent Dragons 6-13 Scarlets

At last some class from Wales and Scarlets centre Jonathan Davies. He produces a searing break before passing to replacement scrum-half Jonathan Evans.

Dragons wing Adam Hughes is guilty of blatantly killing the ball and yellow carded by referee Nigel Owens.

Scarlets pressure continues and Jonathan Davies strolls over for a try.

Liam Williams kicks the conversion off the post.

Try (Davies, conv Williams)

Newport Gwent Dragons 6-13 Scarlets

Newport Gwent Dragons 6-6 Scarlets

Illtud Dafydd

BBC Radio Cymru

Hadleigh Parkes comes on for Dan Jones.

Parkes has played more minutes than anyone else in the Pro12 this season.

None of those minutes as a fly-half, where he's playing at the moment for the Scarlets.

Whilst you're here, who will kick for goal for the visitors? Parkes has not successfully kicked a penalty or conversion for the visitors.

Stay tuned to find out!

Newport Gwent Dragons 6-6 Scarlets

No recognised kicker in Scarlets side now and it shows. Liam Williams steps up and kicks the ball dead from a penalty while attempting to reach the corner. Sums up how poor this game as been.

Newport Gwent Dragons 6-6 Scarlets

Outside-half Dan Jones has been replaced by a centre in Hadleigh Parkes.

Walked off the field and didn’t look injured. Intriguing change if tactical.

Wales scrum-half Gareth Davies also taken off with former Newport Gwent Dragons number nine Jonathan Evans coming on.

All change for Scarlets at half-back.

Scarlets' novel approach

Newport Gwent Dragons 6-6 Scarlets

Dafydd Pritchard

BBC Sport Wales at the Principality Stadium

With no entertainment on the pitch, Scarlets seem to be trying to create some by bringing on Hadleigh Parkes - a centre or wing by trade - at fly-half, replacing Dan Jones.

An unexpected switch from the Scarlets. Maybe it will bring this stale encounter to life.

Penalty (Dan Jones)

Newport Gwent Dragons 6-6 Scarlets

A thumping tackle from impressive Dragons flanker Ollie Griffiths on Scarlets prop Rob Evans proves to no avail as the Dragons are penalised.

Dan Jones slots over his second penalty to tie things up.

Newport Gwent Dragons 6-3 Scarlets

Adam Warren has been forced off the field and replaced by Tom Prydie who is set to join the Scarlets next season.

Newport Gwent Dragons 6-3 Scarlets

Scarlets are dominant at the scrum and a penalty earned there almost provides the platform for their opening try.

Dan Jones kicks to the corner for an attacking line-out but despite the wave of Scarlets attack the Dragons defence holds firm.

Newport Gwent Dragons 6-3 Scarlets

And the Scarlets get us under way in the second half.

Dragons half-time record

HT: Newport Gwent Dragons 6-3 Scarlets

Illtud Dafydd

BBC Radio Cymru

RUGBY STAT NERD KLAXON

When was the last time the Dragons lead a game at the halfway point I hear you ask?

Think of that historic rugby nation and their biggest club... The Bears... Loads of snow.. No?

The Rodney Parade side were beating (13-0) and then beat (34-10) Enisei-STM from Russia in the Challenge Cup back in January this year

That was also Kingsley Jones' last taste of victory, nine defeats on the trot since then

Pro12 Judgement Day V: Cardiff Blues 35-17 Ospreys

HT: Newport Gwent Dragons 6-3 Scarlets

While we wait for the second half, why not watch some highlights from today's earlier game?

Pro12 Judgement Day V: Cardiff Blues 35-17 Ospreys

Half-time

Newport Gwent Dragons 6-3 Scarlets

Liam Williams
Huw Evans Picture Agency

If you're just joining us for Newport Gwent Dragons v Scarlets, you haven't missed much.

If you're a Mexican wave fan, however, boy have you missed out on some quality entertainment..

Just three penalties from that first half - two from Angus O’Brien, one from Dan Jones - and not a lot else!

Damp squib

Newport Gwent Dragons 6-3 Scarlets

Dafydd Pritchard

BBC Sport Wales at the Principality Stadium

If the Cardiff Blues' demolition of the Ospreys was a firecracker of a game, the second is certainly a damp squib.

The Dragons won't care - they're doing a fine job of shackling the Scarlets.

But for the neutral, there is precious little to get excited about.

Newport Gwent Dragons 6-3 Scarlets

Newport Gwent Dragons are denied the opening try of the game by the Scarlets defence despite piling over the try line.

Referee Nigel Owens deems no grounding.

Penalty (Dan Jones)

Newport Gwent Dragons 6-3 Scarlets

Newport Gwent Dragons hooker Rhys Buckley is penalised for an illegal no-arms tackle on Wales and Scarlets second-row Jake Ball.

Dan Jones slots over the penalty.

Newport Gwent Dragons 6-0 Scarlets

Scarlets have some more injury worries with Liam Williams landing awkwardly after his try-saving intervention by covering a kick from Angus O’Brien.

Makeshift flanker Tadgh Berne also received lengthy treatment. It's all going for the Dragons so far

Newport Gwent Dragons 6-0 Scarlets

Steff Evans
Huw Evans Picture Agency

You would find it hard to believe the Scarlets have something major to play for with their flat start.

Remember, if they win they will go above the Ospreys to third place in the Pro12 table.

Newport Gwent Dragons 6-0 Scarlets

A big blow for the Scarlets as flanker James Davies is forced off with what looked like a shoulder problem.

Davies is a pivotal player in the Scarlets ranks.

Penalty (Angus O'Brien)

Newport Gwent Dragons 6-0 Scarlets

Just as a Mexican Wave threatens to take over in the stand, Dragons fly-half Angus O'Brien gives the crowd real reason to cheer as he strikes with two penalties in quick succession for the game's first points.

Penalty (Angus O'Brien)

Newport Gwent Dragons 3-0 Scarlets

It's just not cricket

Newport Gwent Dragons 0-0 Scarlets

Dafydd Pritchard

BBC Sport Wales at the Principality Stadium

There's a gentle hum of noise around the Principality Stadium as the Dragons and Scarlets get to grips with today's second match.

The game has yet to ignite and quite a few in the crowd are still returning to their seats after a few refreshments in between the two fixtures.

It has the feel of a cricket match, that constant but relatively quiet murmer of thousands of fans chatting away.

Early concern for Dragons

Newport Gwent Dragons 0-0 Scarlets

Scarlets are overwhelming favourites today, and it is the Llanelli-based region who have started strongest, with the likes of Wales centre Jonathan Davies making probing runs into the Dragons' 22.

The Dragons have been forced into an early change as well, with prop Lloyd Fairbrother taken off injured to be replaced by Brok Harris.

Newport Gwent Dragons 0-0 Scarlets

We are under way in today's second game.

Here come the teams..

Newport Gwent Dragons v Scarlets (17:15 BST)

Kick-off is soon approaching.

A year previously..

Steve Shingler
Huw Evans Picture Agency

In Judgement Day IV, Scarlets sealed European Champions Cup qualification with a scrappy bonus-point win against Newport Gwent Dragons.

Scott Williams marked his return from injury with a try while Steven Shingler, Steffan Evans and Gareth Davies also crossed.

Meanwhile, Adam Warren and Adam Hughes crossed for the Dragons.

Scarlets team to face Newport Gwent Dragons

Newport Gwent Dragons v Scarlets (17:15 BST)

Jonathan Davies
Huw Evans Picture Agency

Jonathan Davies and Liam Williams return to the Scarlets starting line-up for their Judgement Day game against Newport Gwent Dragons on Saturday.

Ken Owens, who scored on his 200th appearance in Scarlets' 51-5 demolition of Treviso, retains his starting place.

Scarlets: Johnny Mcnicholl, Liam Williams, Jonathan Davies, Scott Williams, Steff Evans, Dan Jones, Gareth Davies, Rob Evans, Ken Owens, Samson Lee, Jake Ball, Tom Price, Tadhg Beirne, James Davies, John Barclay

Replacements: Emyr Phillips, Wyn Jones, Werner Kruger, David Bulbring, Will Boyde, Jonathan Evans, Hadleigh Parkes, DTH van der Merwe

How things stand

Newport Gwent Dragons v Scarlets (17:15 BST)

Ulster have lost 22-20 against Munster which means the Ospreys stay third at the moment but if the Scarlets defeat the Newport Gwent Dragons, the Scarlets will go third and the Ospreys drop to fourth.

Blues coach Danny Wilson's verdict

FT: Cardiff Blues 35-17 Ospreys

Blues coach Danny Wilson's verdict

Newport Gwent Dragons team to face Scarlets

Newport Gwent Dragons v Scarlets (17:15 BST)

Nic Cudd
Huw Evans Picture Agency

The Dragons make five changes with Adam Warren, Sam Hobbs, Lloyd Fairbrother, Matthew Screech and Nic Cudd all returning to the XV.

Kingsley Jones' side will be looking to end a run of nine consecutive defeats.

Newport Gwent Dragons: Carl Meyer, Adam Hughes, Tyler Morgan, Sam Beard, Adam Warren, Angus O'Brien, Charlie Davies; Sam Hobbs, Rhys Buckley, Lloyd Fairbrother, Matthew Screech, Cory Hill, Ollie Griffiths, Nic Cudd, Lewis Evans (capt)

Replacements: Thomas Rhys Thomas, Phil Price, Brok Harris, Ashley Sweet, Harrison Keddie, Dorian Jones, Tom Prydie, Jack Dixon

Attendance at the Principality Stadium

Newport Gwent Dragons v Scarlets (17:15 BST)

Not a bad showing!

Official attendance for Judgement Day V: 60,642.