Sam Davies takes Dragons to top of Pool 1 after 25-16 win over Worcester

Dragons have three wins from four games
Dragons have three wins from four games

Dragons 25-16 Worcester Warriors, Rodney Parade

Sam Davies kicked 20 points as Dragons completed a nine-point victory over Premiership side Worcester Warriors in the European Rugby Challenge Cup clash at Rodney Parade on Friday.

This is Dragons' third win from four games as they occupy the pole position in Pool 1 while Worcester Warriors are at third place in the table.

It took Dragons just two minutes to get off the mark as a pass from Davies sent Adam Warren over the line in the third minute and the fly-half also kicked the conversion to make it 7-0.

As Davies kicked two-more penalties to provide the home side a 13 point lead, Duncan Weir with back to back three-pointers reduced the deficit to seven points. The 36th minute saw both the teams reduced into 14-men temporarily with Dragons' Ashton Hewitt and Worcester's Cornell du Preez both sin-binned.

As the half-time was approaching, Weir with his third penalty kick ensured Worcester's trail came down to four points at the end of the first half.

Dragons' infringements continued to hamper them as they were reduced to 13 men for a brief period with Brok Harris yellow-carded at the start of the second half and Warriors made full use of the numerical advantage with Tom Howe's try in the 46th minute taking the visitors to a three-point lead for the first time in the game.

Nevertheless, as Dragons returned to full strengthen they ensured Worcester could not add any more to the tally and instead Davies kicked four penalties to ensure a 25-16 win that came after the visitors were down by 14-men in the final 10 minutes with Ethan Waller's red-card.