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RUGBY UNION: London Welsh v Dragons
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Full time: Welsh 14, Dragons 42. That went from competitive to embarrassing in ten minutes.
Welsh 14, Dragons 42 (Jones pen)
Welsh 14, Dragons 39 (Jones con)
Welsh 14, Dragons 37 (Groves interception try)
Welsh 14, Dragons 32 (Jones con). All going pear shaped!
Welsh 14, Dragons 30 (try I Jones)
Welsh 14, Dragons 25 (Jones con)
Welsh 14, Dragons 23 (Amos try)
That was a disappointing sequence for Welsh. They need to bounce back quickly.
Welsh 14, Dragons 18 (Jones pen)
Welsh 14, Dragons 15 (Jones pen)
Welsh 14, Dragons 12 (Jones pen)
Not that he had anything to do with it, but Henson's introduction prompts Welsh to drive over for a try from Williamson. Henson's conversion goes wide. Welsh 14, Dragons 9.
Biggest cheer so as Henson comes off the bench!
The game remains pretty scrappy
Continuing with the name game, Adam Brown has replaced Dan Browne for Welsh!
Welsh 9, Dragons 9 (Jones pen)
Second half underway.
We won't! Half-time score: Welsh 9, Dragons 6
Prop Greg Bateman goes close for Welsh, but knocks on as he drives for the line. Will we get a try before the break?
Welsh 9 (Davis pen), Dragons 6
This could get quite confusing with Alex Davies and Ryan Davis both kicking for Welsh!
Welsh 6 (Davies missed pen), Dragons 6
Welsh 6, Dragons 6 (Jones pen)
Welsh 6 (Davis pen), Dragons 3
Welsh 3 (Davis pen), Dragons 3
Welsh 0, Dragons 3 (Jones pen)
Newman replaced by Williamson. He looked to be limping.
Welsh 0, Dragons 0 (Jones missed pen)
Welsh 0 (Davies missed pen), Dragons 0
A couple of good moments from Newman to steady any nerves
Jones clearly has the range. Welsh go for the corner with their first penalty
Dragons win a penalty on halfway and Steffan Jones hits a post.
We are underway.
We have had some entertaining rugby this weekend with yesterday's Six Nations. Can this match recreate any of that excitement? Not long to wait now.
Also making his debut for Welsh is Argentine international Gonzalo Tiesi, who starts at No 13. He could be a shrewd signing as the Exiles fight to achieve Premiership survival.
Welsh cannot qualify for the LV= Cup semi-finals, but will be looking for a good performance ahead of next week's trip to Leiester in the Aviva Premiership. This is also the first time the Exiles have played a competitive match against Welsh opponents since securing promotion to English rugby's top flight.
Gavin Henson is set to return for London Welsh after being named on the bench for today's match, which kicks off at 3pm. There is added local interest with former Oxford Harlequins and current Henley Hawks flanker Ryan Newman starting at openside for the Exiles.
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