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Last Updated: Wednesday, 19 April 2006, 20:18 GMT 21:18 UK
Dragons 13-18 Blues
CELTIC LEAGUE
Mike Phillips of the Cardiff Blues
Dragons: (10) 13:
Tries: Owen
Cons: Warlow
Pens: Warlow
Blues: (13) 18:
Tries: Phillips, Czekaj
Cons: Robinson
Pens: Robinson
Drops: Robinson
The Blues won their fifth consecutive Celtic League match to keep their title ambitions on track in a feisty and wet game at Rodney Parade.

The in-form visitors struck immediately with Mike Phillips racing over the line after an 89-metre counter-attack.

The Dragons hit back when Michael Owen, who was sin-binned before half-time, drove over for an opportunist try.

But the Blues, who lost Robert Sidoli to the sin-bin, had the last laugh with Chris Czekaj scoring on the overlap.

It was a controlled and disciplined display by the resurgent Blues and a rare home defeat for the disappointing Dragons, whose hopes of qualifying for the Heineken Cup are fading fast.


  • Dragons coach Paul Turner:
    "It was one of those nights when we were never in control of the game."


  • Blues coach David Young:
    "The result keeps us on a roll and it was due reward for our guts and determination."


    Dragons: Aled Thomas; Gareth Wyatt, Jon Bryant, Ceri Sweeney, Nathan Brew; Craig Warlow, Gareth Baber; Adam Black, Andrew Brown, Rhys Thomas, Ian Gough, Luke Charteris, Jamie Ringer, Jason Forster (capt), Michael Owen.
    Replacements: Steve Jones, David Maddocks, Gethin Robinson, Peter Sidoli, Andrew Hall, Ben Breeze, James Ireland.

    Blues: Rhys Williams (capt); Chris Czekaj, Marc Stcherbina, Tristan Davies, Craig Morgan; Nick Robinson, Mike Phillips; John Yapp, Rhys Thomas, Gethin Jenkins, Deiniol Jones, Rob Sidoli, Kort Schubert, Martyn Williams, Xavier Rush.
    Replacements: Scott Roberts, Duane Goodfield, Mark Lewis, Robin Sowden-Taylor, Ryan Powell, Nick Macleod, Lee Thomas.

    Referee: Nigel Whitehouse (WRU)




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