Welsh derby success for Dragons in Europe

Newport Gwent Dragons' Nic Cudd (left) scores a try against Cardiff Blues
Newport Gwent Dragons' Nic Cudd (left) scores a try against Cardiff Blues

NG DRAGONS 25 CARDIFF BLUES 21

Newport Gwent Dragons reached the European Challenge Cup semi-finals with a thrilling victory over Cardiff Blues on Saturday.

Tries from wing Hallam Amos, replacement Nic Cudd, a penalty try plus penalties from Tom Prydie and Dorian Jones and two Prydie conversions brought the Dragons back from a big deficit to victory.

Scrum-half Lloyd Williams, fly-half Gareth Anscombe and number eight Josh Navidi crossed for the Blues, while Anscombe added three conversions.

Dragons now join Gloucester in the semi-finals, both sides kept apart in the draw