Dragons took a narrow win in closely fought friendly game
After a joint training session there was some excellent running rugby and tackling in this close encounter with Dragon. It was great to see all the new boys getting involved and whilst all of them got stuck in Conor Gibbons and little fearless Dhani (Dhanapal) stood out in particular with some great runs and tackling and the latter brushing off a particularly big hit with a huge smile.
Azyzul was menacing at the breakdowns as always ripping several balls in the contact and with 2 excellent breakaway tries, one of which had to go to 4th official after allegations of failing to ground the properly! :) whilst Max kept the team on the move with some excellent running, passing and cover tackles and his own great try. Dragons however gained the upper hand both in the loose play and the scrum with their own play maker scoring a couple of great tries and did enough to close out the game with a well worked try a couple of minutes to take the win 25-20.
Finishing with a mixed game of touch was a nice way to end the session and Dragons enjoyed it so much they are keen to do the same again this weekend. I'll update on that once we've confirmed pitch availability.
If anyone can remember who scored the other try let me know and I will add it to here!