Gloucester complete Anglo-Welsh campaign with 24-13 win over Dragons

Ben Vellacott was among Gloucester's tryscorers.
Ben Vellacott was among Gloucester's tryscorers.
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Gloucester 24 - 13 Newport Gwent Dragons

A clinical performance from Gloucester Rugby saw them complete their Anglo-Welsh campaign with a comfortable 24-13 win over Newport Gwent Dragons on Saturday.

After the first quarter went without a point, wing Tom Prydie kicked the first penalty for the visitors to take an early three-point lead.

However, prop Cameron Orr crossed over at the stroke of the half-time allowing fly-half Lloyd Evans to add the extras and the first half ended with a four-point lead for Gloucester.

Centre Henry Trinder extended Gloucester's advantage into the second half with a touchdown in the 44th minute and Evans contributed with a penalty and a conversion to stretched the lead to 14 points.

Even though, Dragons made a brief comeback with a double try from Matthew Screech in the 54th and 78th minute, replacement Ben Vellacott's cross over in the 67th minute kept Dragons out of the game.

The 11-point win meant Gloucester finished second in Pool 4 with 12 points while Dragons ended their campaign with just five points from four games.

 

2017-18 Anglo-Welsh Cup Points Table