Challenge Cup: Gloucester 21-23 Newport Gwent Dragons

Dorian Jones
Dorian Jones moved second in the Challenge Cup points scorers with his 15-point haul
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)

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