Challenge Cup: Gloucester 21-23 Newport Gwent Dragons
|European Challenge Cup|
|Gloucester (11) 21|
|Tries: Morgan, McColl Pens: Laidlaw 3 Cons: Laidlaw|
|Newport Gwent Dragons (12) 23|
|Tries: Davies Pens: Jones 5, Meyer|
Newport Gwent Dragons snatched a shock win at Gloucester to reach the semi-finals of the European Challenge Cup.
Scrum-half Charlie Davies grabbed a close-range try after 76 minutes to put the holders out and and their 15-game unbeaten European run.
Dragons fly-half Dorian Jones kicked five penalties and Carl Meyer one in a close-fought game.
England back-rower Ben Morgan and Steve McColl scored home tries while Greig Laidlaw kicked 11 points.
Gloucester: Tom Marshall; Rob Cook, Henry Trinder, Mark Atkinson, Stevie McColl; James Hook, Greig Laidlaw (capt); Paddy McAllister, Richard Hibbard, John Afoa, Tom Savage, Mariano Galarza, Sione Kalafamoni, Matt Kvesic, Ben Morgan.
Replacements: Darren Dawiduik, Yann Thomas, Paul Doran-Jones, Elliot Stooke, Gareth Evans, Callum Braley, Ollie Thorley, Jacob Rowan.
Dragons: Carl Meyer; Adam Hughes, Tyler Morgan, Adam Warren, Hallam Amos; Dorian Jones, Sarel Pretorius; Phil Price, Elliot Dee, Brok Harris, Rynard Landman, Nick Crosswell, Lewis Evans (capt), Nic Cudd, Taulupe Faletau.
Replacements: Rhys Buckley, Boris Stankovich, Shaun Knight, Matthew Screech, Ed Jackson, Charlie Davies, Angus O'Brien, Geraint Rhys Jones.
Referee: Pascal Gauzere (France)
Touch Judges: Dudley Phillips (Ireland), Laurent Cardona (France)
TMO: Philippe Bonhoure (France)
Citing Commissioner: John Montgomery (Scotland)