7:02am Friday 18th October 2013
NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will look to be miserly in Bath tomorrow afternoon after being given a rocket for a defensive lapse, writes Chris Kirwan.
The region head to the Rec (kick-off 3pm) after opening their Amlin Challenge Cup campaign with a comprehensive 50-8 victory against Pool Two minnows Mogliano.
But a try in the closing stages by Tommaso Boni denied them a first clean sheet of 2013/14, much to the frustration of director of rugby Lyn Jones.
"To concede a try in the manner that we did at the end against Mogliano was pretty disappointing and took away from what could have been a very enjoyable night," he said.
"For us to score 50 points was pleasing but there were 70 on offer and we bombed opportunities. It's keeping our feet on the floor and bringing people down to earth is no issue."
The Dragons have impressed with their breakdown and defensive work this season, shipping just seven tries in six games.
That will be put to the test tomorrow afternoon by a Bath side that have crossed the whitewash seven times in their two Aviva Premiership games at the Rec this term.
They also scored three tries when winning 36-15 against the Dragons in last-season's LV= Cup encounter in the West Country.
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