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Edwards vows to dazzle

Guinness PRO12 Editor

15 Dec 2011


Newport Gwent Dragons coach Darren Edwards insists his side will set pulses racing as they exact revenge on Exeter Chiefs in the Amlin Challenge Cup this weekend.

The RaboDirect PRO12 outfit were downed by the Chiefs in the reverse fixture last time out 18-6, with Exeter fly-half Ignacio Mieres kicking six penalties.

Edwards was far from impressed with what he saw from the Devon outfit and he’s vowed that his side will catch the eye en route to victory on Sunday.

"There were no line breaks, no threats, just a huge kicking game. It’s pretty boring rugby but in fairness it is winning rugby," said Edwards.

"Sunday is a massive game for us now and we are desperate to do well in Europe, but I see no reason why we shouldn’t be confident of turning the tables on Exeter.

"I think a lack of belief was the main reason we didn’t get anything from that game. We started poorly and it was too late before we realised we are capable of beating a side that are third in the Aviva Premiership.

"All you need against a side that play in the style that Exeter do is intensity and we lacked that, especially early on.”