CAPTAIN Rhodri Williams says the Dragons players must shoulder the responsibility for finding a solution to their power problems.

The Rodney Parade region have been outmuscled by Munster and Connacht either side of an away win at Zebre in the Guinness PRO14.

The league takes a break for the World Cup quarter-finals this week, meaning the Dragons can dissect their performance in defeat to Connacht.

They will then start preparations for the visit of Glasgow a week on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) with the players taking the lead.

A feature of the early days of the Ryan regime is that the director of rugby has posed questions of the squad, getting them to problem solve themselves rather than being dictatorial.

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"We have to be open to learn from those mistakes and front up on the review," said scrum-half Williams. "We have to be positive moving forward.

"When we get on the field the players take control. If it is spoon-fed to us throughout the week then we are not going to learn – when it comes to going on the field we would be looking for where the coaches are.

"Dean wants us to take control, and hopefully we can do that moving forward. We've got to have a good week of work so that we can come in to hit the ground running for Glasgow."

The manner of the defeat to Connacht hurt the Dragons, who headed into the clash in high spirits thanks to their seven-try hammering of Zebre.

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The region was outmuscled in the rain, just as they were at Munster, but Williams insists their problems can be fixed.

"Credit to Connacht for the result, they showed us up in certain areas and we have to look back at that this week," he said.

"It's good that they are things that we can fix, we will review it and look to learn from those individual mistakes and team mistakes.

"Connacht controlled that middle section and that was important in those conditions – it was hard to get a foothold in the game and Connacht were clinical when they were in our 22.

"We have to take the loss on the chin and be open to learning from the defeat as professional rugby players."

Williams is working under his second Dragons boss after being signed by Bernard Jackman last season.

Ryan has repeatedly warned that there are no miracle cures to the region's problems but his scrum-half believes the director of rugby has them on the right track.

"Dean is very, very good. He has a clear vision of where he wants us to go and how he wants us to play. It's about buying into that and things are going to take time," he said.

"We've got to be open to learning from our mistakes and can't just keep going on the same way. Hopefully we will put things right and build throughout the season."