Dragons 18 – Edinburgh 12 at Sunday Pro14 game

By Alejandro Basterrechea

It was a tough match for the Scotland’s capital team, even after a late fight-back in Newport last night.

Welsh team Dragons, who achieved their third Guinness PRO14 league win of 2018-19, led in the first half after scoring a penalty and a try by Jared Rosser.

The second half at Rodney Parade stadium started with Edinburgh failing at a series of penalties, but coming into life again after a Graham try at 66 minutes.

The last minutes saw forward pressure by the visitors, but it was not enough to harm Dragons’ defence, and the final result was set at 18–12.

Dragons’ Ollie Griffiths was the man of the match.

Dragons’ forwards coach Ceri Jones told the BBC: “It was a really good performance based on our defence, I thought Griffiths was excellent, I think we can build on this.”

Edinburgh coach, Richard Cockerill said to the BBC: “We made too many errors, Dragons played well and took their opportunities, but I thought we created enough to win the game and didn’t take our chances.”

Edinburgh team was given only four days to rest between Dragons and Munster’s game. This left team manager Richard Cockerill protesting on behalf of capped players about the lack of time to rest.

Cockerill added: “I won’t pick any of the internationals next week, with player welfare you just can’t do it and we play on Friday – it’s mad scheduling.”

Edinburgh’s next game is on Friday against Munsters.