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It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

80'

This is dangerous for the defence as JC Pretorius bursts through to advance the Lions attack.

79'
Conversion

Sanele Nohamba has kicked a conversion.

78'
Try

What a kick! Edwill van der Merwe takes full advantage to score for Lions.

76'

This is dangerous for the defence as Edwill van der Merwe bursts through to advance the Lions attack.

76'

Spellbinding play by Morne van den Berg is finished off with a try.

76'

This is dangerous for the defence as Jordan Hendrikse bursts through to advance the Lions attack.

76'

Dragons RFC decide to make a substitution, with Corey Baldwin getting some game time.

73'

Dragons RFC decide to make a substitution, with Aneurin Owen being replaced.

73'

Lions decide to make a substitution, with Jordan Hendrikse getting some game time.

73'

Lions decide to make a substitution, with Quan Horn being replaced.

73'

Lions decide to make a substitution, with JC Pretorius getting some game time.

73'

Lions decide to make a substitution, with Francke Horn being replaced.

73'
Conversion

Sanele Nohamba has kicked a conversion.

72'
Try

A series of passes by Lions results in a try for Francke Horn

70'

That's a great try assist by Rabz Maxwane.

70'

A gap opened in the defence and Rabz Maxwane took full advantage.

70'

Lions make a substitution with Rabz Maxwane coming on.

68'

Lions make a substitution with Richard Kriel coming off.

68'
Conversion

The Dragons RFC supporters go wild as Will Reed successfully kicks the conversion.

67'
Try

Nobody could stop that maul! Bradley Roberts places the ball down for the try.

66'

Dragons RFC make a substitution with Joseph Davies coming on.

66'

Dragons RFC make a substitution with Matthew Screech coming off.

66'

Dragons RFC make a substitution with Luke Yendle coming on.

65'

Dragons RFC make a substitution with Lloyd Fairbrother coming off.

65'

Lions sub Ruan Smith comes onto the field.

62'

Asenathi Ntlabakanye departs for Lions.

62'

Dragons RFC sub Dane Blacker comes onto the field.

62'

Rhodri Williams departs for Dragons RFC.

62'

Dragons RFC sub Ryan Woodman comes onto the field.

61'

Sean Lonsdale departs for Dragons RFC.

61'

Dragons RFC sub Ewan Rosser comes onto the field.

61'

Jordan Williams departs for Dragons RFC.

61'

Dragons RFC sub Aki Seiuli comes onto the field.

61'

Rhodri Jones departs for Dragons RFC.

61'

Dragons RFC sub James Benjamin comes onto the field.

60'

Harrison Keddie departs for Dragons RFC.

60'
Conversion

The touch judges raise their flags as Sanele Nohamba kicks the conversion.

59'
Try

A penetrating move by Lions results in a try for Morne van den Berg.

57'

Richard Kriel played a key part in that try.

57'

What a run here by Richard Kriel as they get over the gainline!

57'

Hanru Sirgel comes on for Lions.

57'

Emmanuel Tshituka leaves the field.

57'

What a run here by Sanele Nohamba as they get over the gainline!

55'

What a run here by Rio Dyer as they get over the gainline!

54'

Jaco Visagie comes on.

54'

PJ Botha comes off.

54'

Corne Fourie comes on.

54'

Jean-Pierre Smith comes off.

54'
Penalty Goal

Sanele Nohamba does the business as their penalty goal attempt goes over.

53'

Willem Alberts comes on.

52'

Ruan Venter comes off.

52'

Sean Lonsdale comes on.

52'

James Benjamin comes off.

52'

What a run here by Asenathi Ntlabakanye as they get over the gainline!

51'
Conversion

The touch judges raise their flags as Will Reed kicks the conversion.

50'
Try

Slick passing by Dragons RFC leads to a try for Ashton Hewitt.

48'

Rio Dyer sets up the try.

48'

Aneurin Owen makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

48'

Ashton Hewitt makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

48'

Dragons RFC decide to make a substitution, with James Benjamin getting some game time.

46'

Dragons RFC decide to make a substitution, with Sean Lonsdale being replaced.

46'
Conversion

Sanele Nohamba adds the two points for Lions.

44'
Try

Slick passing by Lions leads to a try for Edwill van der Merwe.

43'

Francke Horn played a key part in that try.

43'

Francke Horn makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

43'
Yellow Card

Bradley Roberts (Dragons RFC) is shown a yellow card

42'

The second half kicks off.

40'

The half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.

40'
Penalty Goal

Will Reed has kicked a penalty goal.

39'

Dragons RFC sub Ashton Hewitt comes onto the field.

36'

Ewan Rosser departs for Dragons RFC.

36'

Fabulous play by Dragons RFC has led to Lloyd Fairbrother being able to wriggle through a gap.

35'
Penalty Goal

The Lions supporters go wild as Sanele Nohamba successfully kicks the penalty goal.

33'
Conversion

Sanele Nohamba makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

29'
Try

Brilliant skill shown there by Quan Horn as they go over the white wash for a try.

28'

Richard Kriel played a key part in that try.

27'

Trouble here as Richard Kriel breaches the defence.

27'

Ewan Rosser comes on.

25'

Ashton Hewitt comes off.

25'
Red Card

Ruben Schoeman (Lions) is shown the red card

24'
Penalty Goal

Sanele Nohamba adds the points for Lions.

22'

This is dangerous for the defence as George Nott bursts through to advance the Dragons RFC attack.

16'

Sanele Nohamba has hooked the conversion to the right of the posts.

12'
Try

A bit of individual brilliance by Henco van Wyk leads to a try for Lions

11'

A gap opened in the defence and Henco van Wyk took full advantage.

11'

Jean-Pierre Smith played a key part in that try.

11'

A gap opened in the defence and Harrison Keddie took full advantage.

10'

A gap opened in the defence and Rio Dyer took full advantage.

8'
Conversion

Will Reed has kicked a conversion.

6'
Try

Dragons RFC are only a few metres out, surely they must score! And they do with Harrison Keddie touching down.

5'

The defensive line has been broken as Aneurin Owen goes through the gap.

4'
Yellow Card

Rhodri Williams (Dragons RFC) is shown a yellow card

3'

The defensive line has been broken as Francke Horn goes through the gap.

3'

We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

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Match Details

Gwent Dragons v Lions

United Rugby Championship - Round 7
Sat 2nd December 2023, 10:05am EST
Emirates Airline Park

Points Flow Chart

Lions win +25
Lions
Gwent Dragons
Lions
Time in lead
Gwent Dragons
60
Mins in lead
17
75%
% Of Game In Lead
21%
61%
Possession Last 10 min
39%
14
Points Last 10 min
0

Key Events

Full Time
Nohamba
49 - 24
78'
van der Merwe
47 - 24
76'
Nohamba
42 - 24
72'
Horn
40 - 24
70'
Reed
67'
35 - 24
Roberts
66'
35 - 22
Nohamba
35 - 17
59'
van den Berg
33 - 17
57'
Nohamba
28 - 17
53'
Reed
50'
25 - 17
Hewitt
48'
25 - 15
Nohamba
25 - 10
44'
van der Merwe
23 - 10
43'
Roberts
42'
18 - 10
Half Time
Reed
39'
18 - 10
Nohamba
18 - 7
33'
Nohamba
15 - 7
29'
Horn
13 - 7
28'
Schoeman
8 - 7
24'
Nohamba
8 - 7
22'
van Wyk
5 - 7
11'
Reed
6'
0 - 7
Keddie
5'
0 - 5
Williams
3'
0 - 0
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22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
4.3
10
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
2.6
8
Entries

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Defence Profile

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Ruck Speed

0-3 secs
47%
59%
3-6 secs
32%
27%
6+ secs
18%
9%
75
Rucks Won
64

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