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  • The Dragons are looking to get back to winning ways after heavy defeats to Ulster and Connacht and a draw against Zebre.
  • If Lyn Jones' men can beat Edinburgh then they will climb to seventh in the table and stretch away from Welsh rivals Cardiff Blues.
  • The Scots still have hope of catching the Scarlets in the race for the final spot in next season's premier European tournament and edged the Murrayfield meeting between the sides 16-13 thanks to Harry Leonard's penalty with the final kick.
  • The Dragons have not lost to Edinburgh at Rodney Parade since 2006.


Alas, Edinburgh stand firm. The referee determining that the scrum had gone round. Controversial but that doesn't matter. Dragons 19 Edinburgh 23.


5m scrum to the Dragons....


Tovey converts and it's 23-19 after 73 mins.


TRY DRAGONS! Forwards power towards the line and then Ross Wardle cuts a nice line to go over.


van der West in the bin for pulling down a Dragons drive. They go to the corner again...


Another Cuthbert penalty. 23-12 after 70 minutes. Sigh.


Cuthbert kicks a penalty and it's all going to pot. 20-12 with 66 gone.


Into the last quarter and the Dragons are being hindered by some awful decision-making.


The Dragons are behind thanks to a hugely unlucky try. Scott goes through a gaping hole in midfield that is made by the ref accidentally tripping up Duncan Bell. Nightmare. Dragons 12 Edin 17 after 50.


It's good. The fly-half isn't playing the best but thankfully he is kicking superbly. 12-10 Dragons after 48.


Another scrum penalty won by the Dragons and tighthead Nel gets a warning. Tovey to have a shot at the sticks...


Back under way...


Dragons 9 Edinburgh 10... hardly a classic but the hosts should be leading at the break.


Dragons win a penalty and Tovey will try and make it 10-9 to the visitors at half-time... he succeeds via the left post.


All that hard work wasted. Nel barges over after Strauss' break and the conversion makes it 10-6 after 39.


Gah! Price gifts Edinburgh a chance to response when he ignores warnings to get his hands out of a ruck. Cuthbert makes it 6-3 after 35.


Dragons' turn to win a penalty at the scrum. Tovey should knock this over... and does. 6-0 Dragons after 33 mins.


Dragons prop Phil Price pinged at the scrum and Jack Cuthbert will have a crack at goal... he is just wide and it stays 3-0.


Dragons on top but it's still only 3-0. They're being hindered by some daft errors against an Edinburgh side that have been pretty limited so far.


The fly-half gets it. Not the most pretty but who cares? 3-0 after 14 mins.


Dragons win a penalty for Ross Ford coming into a maul from the side, Tovey to have a shot at goal...


Dragons pile the pressure on in the visitors' 22 but they stand firm. Still 0-0 after 12.


Edinburgh 5m scrum goes through 90 - Dragons now attacking. Well done Ding Dong...


Amos unlucky after a super break down the left, started by Duncan Bell and Faletau combining. Great arching run by the Wales wing but the Edinburgh cover just had him.


Excellent start by the Dragons with Jack Dixon prominent. Pinning Edinburgh back with some aggressive defence.


Edinburgh get us under way, Dragons attacking the North Terrace...


Edinburgh are led out by captain Mike Coman, swiftly followed by Andrew Coombs and his Dragons.


It's a horrible night with Welsh rain rather than Sahara sand causing the trouble.


Unsurprisingly it's going to be a terribly low attendance here tonight. 6.30pm on a school night? Thanks for that.

It's not the Dragons' doing - the game is on telly and cannot clash with this evening's Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final between Sale and Saints.


Dragons: D Evans, T Prydie, P Leach, J Dixon, H Amos, J Tovey, R Rees, P Price, E Dee, D Bell, A Coombs (captain), M Screech, L Evans, N Cudd, T Faletau. Replacements: S Parry, O Evans, B Douglas, C Hill, J Groves, W Evans, R Wardle, W Harries.

Edinburgh: J Cuthbert, S Hidalgo-Clyne, M Scott, A Strauss, T Brown, H Leonard, G Hart, A Dickinson, R Ford, W Nel, G Gilchrist, I van der Westhuizen, M Coman (captain), C du Preez, D Denton. Replacements: J Hilterbrand, W Blaauw, S Berghan, O Atkins, R Grant, S Kennedy, C Bezuidenhout, S Beard

Referee: Leo Colgan (Ireland)


Late change to the Dragons team - flanker Nic Cudd is out because of a bug.

Lewis Evans switches to openside with Jevon Groves coming in at 6. Netani Talei gets the chance to face his former side from the bench.


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