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Last Updated: Saturday, 2 December 2006, 19:04 GMT
Worcester 23-10 Dragons
EDF Energy Cup

Worcester (7) 23
Tries: Havili (2), Brown
Cons: Brown
Pens: Brown (2)

Dragons (0) 10
Try: Fitisemanu
Con: Sweeney
Pen: Sweeney

Worcester's EDF Energy Cup win over the Dragons was marred by a serious-looking injury to Gavin Quinnell.

The former Wales lock was taken off on a stretcher in great pain after hurting his knee in a first-half ruck.

Aisea Havili scored tries in each half to put the hosts on their way to a win in a dead-rubber Group D encounter.

James Brown also crossed, and kicked eight points, as the Dragons were limited to a converted Nic Fitisemanu try and a Ceri Sweeney penalty.


  • Worecester director of rugby John Brain on Gavin Quinnell's injury:

  • "Gavin's got a medial ligament strain, but the swelling has to go down before it's scanned."

    He added: "I think defence probably won us the game and it was clearly defence that did the trick just before halftime.

    "Had they scored then and we'd turned around 7-7 it would have been a different game.

  • Dragons head coach Paul Turner:

  • "The crucial point was just before half time. I thought a few of them were going to the sin-bin.

    "I felt we matched them physically, which was key to our training during the week and we came to terms with their line-out.

    "We came to terms with the line-out but there were too many handling errors and the game disappeared from us."


    Worcester: Best; Havili, Rasmussen, Lombard, Tucker; Brown, M. Powell; Morris, Fortey, Taumoepeau, Collier, Gillies, Horstmann (capt), Harding, Hickey.
    Replacements: Gotting, Windo, Bowley, G. Quinnell, R. Powell, Drahm, Avramovic.

    Dragons: Wyatt; Fussell, N. Brew, Williams, A. Brew; Hercus, Walker; Black, Daly, Corsi, Hall, Charteris, Evans, Charvis (capt), Ringer.
    Replacements: Maule, Sweeney, Cooper, Harrison, Crawford, Griffiths, Fitisemanu.

    Referee: T Bedows (RFU)

    Att: 5,998



    SEE ALSO
    BBC Sport Wales coverage
    18 Sep 06 |  Wales
    EDF Energy Anglo-Welsh Cup 2006/7
    20 Oct 06 |  Rugby Union
    Anglo-Welsh Cup archive
    24 Jul 06 |  Welsh
    Saracens 17-20 Worcester
    26 Nov 06 |  English
    Dragons 17-10 Edinburgh
    10 Nov 06 |  NG Dragons


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