Newport Gwent Dragons in a Positive first half performance over Zebre extend their Pro14 losing streak to over six months.

Bernard Jackman’s side are now without a win in the league since September, and have not won away in the league in over three years.

The score was opened by Marcello Violi for the italian side, Before jarred rosser scored a hat trick, Combined with a try by Charlie Davies which appeared to put the game to bed, securing a well needed win for the dragons.

But in the second half tries from Tommaso D’Apice, Tommaso Castello, Johan Meyer and Carlo Canna put Zebre in front with 10 minutes to go.

Dragons seemed to have scored the winning try, but it was subsequently disallowed.

A long range attempt by Arwel Robson was also unsuccessful, meaning Dragons suffer a second narrow loss in Italy within the space of a week after losing 29-27 to Benetton Rugby.

 

Bernard Jackman, Dragons Coach Said

“We dug in over here in both games and when we get back we are going to prepare to have a real good go at the Scarlets at the Principality Stadium on Judgement Day. That will be another great opportunity for our youngsters playing in front of a huge crowd and a great venue.

“It was very disappointing to lose the last two games in Italy, but I still think we have made massive progress. It takes about 8-10 games to get comfortable at this level and that’s what we are giving out young players in readiness for next season.

“We had 18-year-olds coming off our bench and getting a taste of things at this level. We’ve been able to give them game time this year to try to accelerate their progress, but next season they will have to earn their places.

“Cory Hill and Elliot Dee were magnificent as the senior players on the trip and they really took the younger players under their wing.”

 

 

 

 

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