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    Robert Shillabeer wrote:
    DaiFrank wrote:
    It's a disaster top-down at RP. The board are useless and have been for years. Lyn 'Gwent Dragons' Jones and his side-kick Comrade Kingsley have not improved on a poor team. The team itself have been and continue to be poor but have not shown any improvement under their tutelage. If they lose at that famous club next week (Zebre) then the Jones's, who I've always said are poor, should follow the lead of Phil Davies and wave goodbye. Moreover, the board should take shock therapy because they hired these people believe that you lot will be placated by Hensen next season because they (cynically) think he will 'put bums on seats' lol. Of course Hazell et al only think of themselves and their little outings and freebies. They have no interest at all in success particularly when money was guaranteed from the WRU.
    You didn't like the game then Dai? You have said nothing constructive in your posting only rude untruths. Never thought you would do a rant like that load of tosh mate. The Dragons didn't perform your right but it's was a bit of a blip in many way. Tovey was off, the front three weren't in the game and caused the trouble for the backs. Connaught are not the best side in the world but they did what they did quite well and with no obstacle against them it should have been a bigger score line. If the front don't perform the backs are always under pressure. We have a chance to put it right on Saturday against Zebra so let's hope the right front row plays far better than they did yesterday.
    What an illiterate post."
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Lyn Jones: Dragons back to square one after Connacht shocker

Lyn Jones: Dragons back to square one after Connacht shocker

Lyn Jones: Dragons back to square one after Connacht shocker

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DIRECTOR of rugby Lyn Jones lamented a Newport Gwent Dragons horror show after Connacht battered them up front for a bonus-point win at Rodney Parade.

The region headed into the game looking to put the heat on the Scarlets for sixth place in the RaboDirect Pro12 but instead it is the Irish province that are sniffing the final qualification spot for Europe’s premier competition after a comprehensive 24-8 success.

They ran in four tries thanks to their strong scrum and driving lineout and such was their dominance that Jones changed his front row after just half an hour with the score at 14-3.

“That was the worst opening that we’ve had all season and it took the wind out of our sails,” said Jones, whose side sit ninth after being leapfrogged by Edinburgh and Connacht.

“We’ve made such good progress throughout the season but we have taken a big backwards step in many facets of the game.

“Connacht played well and their error count was pretty low, while we were pretty poor and it’s not difficult to see where our weaknesses are.

“It’s not nice to make early replacements but we were running backwards in the scrum and had to change the front row – we didn’t concede a point while (ex-England tighthead) Duncan Bell was on.

“We have made strides as a team and as individuals this season but all the bad habits associated with Gwent rugby came back and we are back to square one.”

The Dragons will attempt to return to winning ways against Zebre in Italy on Saturday.

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