3 stats for the Dragons match in Newport

Connacht travel to Newport to take on the Dragons in their second cross conference match in a row on Friday Sept 15, 2017. Here are some stats on the meetings between the sides in the Celtic League/PRO12/PRO14 at Rodney Parade:

  • Current Dragons coach Bernard Jackman scored 4 tries in his time with Connacht, and two of them were against the Dragons in Rodney Parade:
    • 16/4/2005 Dragons 24 (tries: J Forster, B Breeze, K Morgan(2)) – Connacht 19 (tries: B Jackman, P Warwick, B O’Connor)
    • 23/11/2003 Dragons 28 (tries: S Jones, B Breeze, H Luscombe) – Connacht 19 (try: B Jackman)
  • The record for Connacht against Dragons in the last 5 Rodney Parade meetings is LWWWL
  • Top try scorers in the fixture:
    • Connacht 6 tries  – Fionn Carr
    • Dragons 3 tries  – Ashton Hewitt