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FULL-TIME: Dragons 22-20 Scarlets
What a finish to the match.
For the Dragons, jubilation as they snatch victory at the last possible moment.
For the Scarlets, they’ll be kicking themselves for not closing the match out after Davies’ missed penalty.
The Welsh derbies are well and truly underway!
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DROP GOAL! 22-20
OH MY WORD!
The Dragons move it wide, but the passes are loose.
And then Sam Davies gets back in the pocket and drops the winning goal!
Dragons still pushing for the winning score.
Can they get it?
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He pulls it wide!
My word, now the Dragons have a penalty.
Ryan Lamb is penalised for tripping Ross Moriarty as the flanker was in his way while the flanker chased a kick.
Moriarty did run a blocking line, but Lamb can’t do that.
Davies with the chance to re-take the lead...
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Penalty Scarlets! 19-20
Well, the Scarlets didn’t take long to reply!
Halfpenny lines up a shot at goal and you always knew he was going to kick it.
The Scarlets have to go for it now and they have a driving maul going.
It’s stopped short and Lamb tries a chip, knowing there’s a penalty advantage.
It doesn’t come off, but the Scarlets still have the penalty.
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Penalty Dragons! 19-17
Sam Lousi is penalised and we have the chance for the first points of the half.
Davies makes no mistake and the Dragons are ahead!
As we near the last ten minutes, we have yet another game of kick tennis.
A multitude of Scarlets backs look to test Sam Davies, but you’d say the Dragons fly-half is the winner on territorial gains.
Ryan Lamb puts up a bomb but it finds grass and bounces a little too long, going dead.
Good decision by Talbot-Davies to leave it in the end.
But they lose it, knocking it on.
That allows the Dragons to clear their lines.
The kicking battle is still dominating this second-half.
Scarlets come out on top this time as Ashton Hewitt scuffs one into touch.
Big drive from the Scarlets gets them near the Dragons’ 22.
Not this time as the ball goes loose in midfield.
Conditions really playing their part tonight.
Dragons now on the attack.
Can they push out in front?
The game is on a knife-edge at the minute.
Scarlets have attacking ball but the Dragons not only win the turnover, but the penalty.
McNicholl is limping as he departs.
Corey Baldwin on in his place.
It’s been a cagey opening to the first-half.
Been a lot of penalties at the set-piece. Both teams struggling a bit with it.
Still scoreless in the second-half.
That nearly changes as Lamb puts in a cross-kick for McNicholl, but he can’t hold on to it.
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We’re back underway...
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Half-time: Dragons 16-17 Scarlets
Just a point in this one at the break.
Plenty of niggle, three tries and all to play for in the second-half.
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Wyn Jones is sent to the bin for the handbags that followed that try.
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TRY DRAGONS! 16-17
From the maul, the Dragons move it to the middle of the pitch.
Rhodri Williams sells a big show-and-go to dart under the posts.
The hosts have their first try.
Big scrum from the Dragons causes a few afters between the front-rows.
Nothing more than holding each others’ jerseys.
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TRY SCARLETS! 9-17
From a lineout, the Scarlets get a rumble on - with backs joining in to get the drive going.
They get over the line and it’s Ken Owens who pops up with the ball.
Spot of kick tennis is cut short by Halfpenny, who spots a gap and hits it, releasing Parkes with an offload.
That gets the Scarlets field position.
Lamb’s first action is a clearing kick that Talbot-Davies drops into touch.
He’ll take that.
Dan Jones off with an injury. Ryan Lamb on in his place.
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TRY SCARLETS! 9-10
More attacking ball for the Scarlets.
McNicholl nearly gets through a gap, but is pulled down.
He tries to force an offload but it doesn’t come off.
Thankfully, it’s knocked on by the Dragons.
From the scrum, Gareth Davies snipes around to score.
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Scarlets for a lineout and rumble towards the line with a maul.
It’s stopped short, as is the next pick-and-go.
But Matthew Screech goes in to kill the ball and gets a yellow card for his troubles.
Sam Davies’ turn to put a kick out on the full.
From the lineout, Dragons infringe at the maul so Dan Jones chips cross-field to Steff Evans.
He puts a boot to it for Halfpenny to chase, but the full-back is beaten to it by the hosts’ cover.
Sam Davies' last-gasp drop goal secured a dramatic win for the Dragons in their Christmas derby against the Scarlets at Rodney Parade.
A cagey second-half burst into life in the final ten minutes as both sides pushed for the win, only for Davies' heroics to steal the show once the clock had gone red.
The Scarlets nearly had the perfect start, with Leigh Halfpenny appearing to score the opening try after just 23 seconds.
After Rhodri Williams dropped the kick-off, the Wales full-back was quickest to react to Gareth Davies' hack through, but the TMO ruled that he failed to ground the ball.
Halfpenny wouldn't have to wait long for the opening points of the match, breaking the deadlock with a penalty after four minute.
Davies responded with the boot for the Dragons two minutes later, adding another two penalties in the following 15 minutes to build an early lead for the hosts.
Two tries in six minutes while the Dragons were down to 14 men looked to have changed the complexion of the match.
After Matthew Screech's sin-binning, Wales scrum-half Davies went over for the Scarlets' first try - sniping off the back of the scrum to dot down.
Just after the half-hour mark, it was another Wales international who was getting on the scoresheet.
Hooker Ken Owens was the man popping up with the ball in his hands after virtually the entire Scarlets side had driven a maul over the Dragons' line.
The hosts weren't out of it yet and struck back just before half-time, with their own lively scrum-half crossing for a timely score.
Williams gave a lovely show-and-go to burst under the sticks and close the gap to just a point at the break.
It was a double blow for the Scarlets, with prop Wyn Jones yellow carded immediately for his reaction to Williams' score.
The second-half was a much more cagey affair. Kicking battles dominated, with the second-half remaining scoreless until the final ten minutes.
Johnny McNicholl passed up the best chance of the half, before limping off which will concern both Brad Mooar and Wayne Pivac.
Eventually, after what felt like an eternity of kicks for territory, the last ten minutes burst into life with drama.
Davies kicked the Dragons ahead with seven minutes remaining after an offside call.
The visitors knew they needed to hit back and did immediately. A devastating driving maul gifted Halfpenny the chance for the Scarlets to retake the lead just three minutes later. He made no mistake.
The drama continued as a moment of madness from Ryan Lamb from the kick-off handed Davies another shot at goal. The Scarlets fly-half tripped Ross Moriarty while chasing his own kick, only for Davies to pull his penalty attempt wide.
That should have been that, but the Scarlets failed to close out the game - leaving the Dragons one last chance.
And it was fitting that it would be Davies who dropped into the pocket and delivered the crucial drop goal for victory.