Coach Darren Edwards proud of NG Dragons display

Dragons coach Darren Edwards
Edwards has succeeded Paul Turner as Dragons coach

Head coach Darren Edwards has described the Newport Gwent Dragons' 32-28 win over the Ospreys as their best performance for two years.

The Rodney Parade side crossed for four tries to secure a bonus point win in an exhilarating Magners League encounter.

And for Edwards it was the perfect end to a week in which he confirmed as the Dragons coach on a permanent basis.

"I couldn't have asked for a better start," said Edwards.

"I thought that was probably the best performance we've had in the two years I've actually been here.

"If we play that way, we can beat anybody. That's a quality team we've beaten today.

"I thought it was a great game of rugby. It must have been great to watch at home. I'm so proud of the performance.

"We need to play to win games rather than hoping we are going to win games. I thought we'd done that superbly.

"I believe in these players. We've done it before and we can do it again.

"We've seen performances out there that match that one. Physically and with our finishing I though we were really good.

"We focused on our game, put a game plan together and it was good enough.

"I'm a believer you've got to make things happen. You've got to play rugby to win games

"It's a difficult enough league to play in anyway and the only way we are going to be successful is if we play.

Having completed a league double over the Ospreys, Edwards has challenged his side to finish the season on a high note.

The Dragons have three games remaining in the Magners League, including another Welsh derby at home against the Cardiff Blues on 29 April.

"We need to make sure we capitalise on that performance and have the same again," added Edwards.

"Consistency is our problem and that's something I'm looking to change."

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