Amlin Challenge Cup Pool 2: Mogliano 12-24 NG Dragons

Wayne Evans

Newport Gwent Dragons came from behind to end their Amlin Cup campaign with victory over Mogliano.

Dragons, already out of the competition, trailed 9-3 at the end of a first half that saw Nathan Buck sin-binned and Nicolo' Fadalti score three penalties for Italians.

Steffan Jones' two penalties levelled the scores early in the second half.

Wayne Evans' try put Dragons ahead and Ross Wardle's score was converted by Kris Burton, who added a late penalty.

Part-timers Mogliano ended the game with 13 players after Thorleif Halvorsen and Edoardo Candiago were shown yellow cards.

The victory was Dragons' third win in Pool 2 but their first away from home after defeats at Bath, who topped the pool, and Bordeaux-Begles.


Rugby Mogliano: Nicolo' Fadalti; Alessandro Onori, Enrico Ceccato, Tommaso Boni, Filippo Guarducci; Edoardo Padovani, Alberto Lucchese; Derrick Appiah, Agustin Costa Repetto, Massimiliano Ravalle, Enrico Pavanello, Marco Lazzaroni, Andrea Ceccato, Edoardo Candiago (capt), Thorleif Halvorsen.

Replacements: Ornel Gega, Alessio Ceglie, Simone Ferrari, Federico Maso, Andrea Trotta, Enrico Endrizzi, Enrico Bacchin, Ezio Galon.

Newport Gwent Dragons: Daniel Evans; Will Harries, Pat Leach, Ross Wardle, Matthew Pewtner; Steffan Jones, Jonathan Evans; Aaron Coundley, Sam Parry, Nathan Buck, Matthew Screech, Rob Sidoli, Andrew Coombs (capt), Scott Matthews, Ieuan Jones.

Replacements: Hugh Gustafson, Phil Price, Dan Way, Adam Jones, Jevon Groves, Wayne Evans, Kris Burton, Adam Hughes.

Referee: Matthew Carley (England).

Touch Judges: Andrew Small (England), Robin Goodliffe (England).