Dragons vs Cardiff Rugby Live"Rugby 13 May 2022: Latest updates as Soccer hit scales before Football
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The Dragons welcome Cardiff to Newport this evening in the latest round of URC action.
Dragons went in 29-24 at half time away at Welsh rivals Ospreys on Sunday before a second-half overload saw them lose 50-31. They have lost three on the spin since shocking Scarlets 27-38 last month, including the ignominy of becoming the first team to lose to lowly Zebre this season in any competition. Struggling Cardiff beat Zebre 42-14 last Friday to avoid that potential banana skin themselves but this match is still a toss-up between two regions in dire straits and a really tough call. The fact of the matter is that Dragons are winless at home this season and Cardiff are winless on the road, so backing the away side with a generous +5 could be the only way out of a head-scratcher here.
Both teams are pretty much playing for pride at this stage, trying to salvage something from their campaigns of relative disappointment. Players will also be looking to find some form ahead of the summer internationals, with a handful of them out to stake a real claim for starting positions in South Africa.
In terms of the league, there is little to play for but both outfits will want to sign off on a good note as they head into the final knockings of the season.
The game is being shown live on the BBC and Premier Sports this evening, but if you can't get in front of the box, stay tuned for live updates throughout the night...
KICK OFF AT 7:35pm
Dragons : Jordan Williams, Rio dyer, Adam Warren, Jack Dixon, Jared Rosser, Will Reed, Gonzalo Bertranou; Aki Seiuli, Elliot Dee, Mesake Doge, Joe Davies, Ben Carter, Harri Keddie (CAPT), Ben Fry, Ollie Griffiths
Reps : Taylor Davies, Greg Bateman, Lloyd Fairbrother, Huw Taylor, Taine Basham, Rhodri Williams, Sam Davies, Josh Lewis
Cardiff Rugby : Matthew Morgan, Owen Lane, Rey Lee-Lo, Max Llewellyn, Theo Cabango: Rhys Priestland, Lloyd Williams, Rhys Carré, Liam Belcher, Dmitri Arhip, Seb Davies, Matthew Screech, James Botham, Josh Navidi (CAPT), James Ratti
Reps : Kirby Myhill, Corey Domachowski, Dillon Lewis, Josh Turnbull, Ellis Jenkins, Ellis Bevan, Ben Thomas, Mason Grady