Top 30 Moments: The Dragons Judgement Day Drama

Michael O'Donnell
10 June 2019

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The Dragons left it until the final day of the season and in front of a Judgement Day crowd at the Principality Stadium to pull off one of their moments of the season.

 

Little to show at half time only a couple of penalties, the Dragons saw the Scarlets cross the try line 3 times but crucially Leigh Halfpenny wasn’t so accurate from the kicking tee and left 4 points begging from missed conversions. At half time the Scarlets were sailing, 6 – 17 and assumingly feeling in control.

 

 

Plenty of pride and avoidance of a Conference B wooden spoon spurred the Dragons on in the Second half. First to add to the scoreboard, Matthew Screech found the first of his tries on 47 mins contributing to 3 unanswered 3 tries of their own, converting all and now commanding the game with a 27 – 17 score line and 20 minutes on the clock.

 

Finish the game out? Na, where’s the fun in that! Scarlets bounce back through Jonathan Davies, Halfpenny misses the conversion again but not too worry as Jonny McNicholl dots down 4 minutes later to claim his tenth try of the season. It’s 27 – 27, Halfpenny converts and adds a penalty soon after to wider the gap to an anxious 5 points.

 

Over to the Dragons, a converted try would do it. Up steps the big man Screech once again but not without more drama. His short range effort goes upstairs and after a tense few moments, the try is awarded. Ice in his veins, Tovey slots the conversion and a glass case of emotions ensues. What a game!

 

 

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