Dragons secured their second victory in the Guinness PRO14 this season against Benetton Rugby in northern Italy.


The Welsh side scored three tries at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo and came away with a 26-19 win.

Dean Ryan named the same side that started against Munster four weeks ago and they set about showing that the break had not had an adverse effect.

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A Sam Davies penalty gave Dragons an early advantage but Cherif Traore scored the first try of the game for Benetton, which was converted by Ian Keatley.

However, tries from Ashton Hewitt and Jamie Roberts put Dragons four points ahead at half-time, with Hame Faiva having crossed for a second score for the Italians.

Captain Rhodri Williams was alert to grab a third try in the second half and extend Dragons’ lead and, although they had what would have been a fourth from Owen Jenkins ruled out for a knee in touch before Tommaso Menoncello crossed for Benetton, the visitors held on.

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