Amlin Challenge Cup: Newport Gwent Dragons 45-16 Prato

Rhys Buckley goes over for the Dragons
Hooker Rhys Buckley goes over for the Dragons

Newport Gwent Dragons' European campaign ended on a high with a seven-tries-to-two romp against Italian side Cavalieri Prato.

However, the hosts lost Wales flanker and captain Dan Lydiate with an ankle injury in the opening quarter.

Adam Hughes opened the try-scoring with Rhys Buckley, Aled Brew, Alesana Tuilagi, Martyn Thomas and Lewis Robling also scoring.

Alberto Chiesa and Clemens Von Grumbkow went over for the visitors.

Jason Tovey kicked five Dragons conversions while Riccardo Bocchino hit two first-half penalties.


Newport-Gwent Dragons: M Thomas; Harries, Hughes, Tuilagi, Brew; Tovey, Bedford; Price, Buckley, Way, A Jones, Sidoli, Lydiate, L Evans, Faletau.

Replacements: Robling for Brew (66), J Evans for Bedford (58), S Jones for Buckley (66), Buck for Way (66), Gustafson for A Jones (40).

Cavalieri Prato: Berryman; Lunardi, Von Grumbkow, Chiesa, Tempestini; Bocchino, Di Vignale; De Gregori, Lupetti, Ryan, Kolo'ofai, Cazzola, Petillo, Damiani, Nifo-Tautua.

Replacements: Ngwaini for Lunardi (45), Belardo for Tempestini (58), Patelli for Di Vignale (40), Marino for De Gregori (55), Bernini for Lupetti (40), Giovachelli for Cazzola (40), Vezzosi for Damiani (58).

Sin Bin: Berryman (26).

Att: 3,000

Ref: Andrew McMenemy (Scotland).