Dave O'Callaghan makes the tackle on Toby Faletau
Dave O'Callaghan makes the tackle on Toby Faletau
Wardle Try Wins It for Dragons
4 April 2013, 7:52 pm
By The Editor
A try from Ross Wardle in the 76th minute gave The Dragons a 30-24 win over Munster tonight in front of a 7523 audience at Rodney Parade.
And that winner came almost immediately after it looked like Johne Murphy's score under the posts converted by Ian Keatley had edged Munster 24-22 in front.

From the restart, Murphy kicked back downfield but Toby Faletau gathered and ran it back, a move that ended in Wardle's try.

Tom Prydie added a further penalty to leave Munster requiring a converted try to win and though they tried valiantly the home defence held firm.

Munster trailed 19-5 at the break and then went further behind when Prydie landed a 48th minute penalty.

To their credit they came roaring back and tries from Ronan O'Mahony - who made an impressive debut - replacement CJ Stander and then Murphy saw them edge in front before Wardle and Prydie denied them.

Munster:Denis Hurley; Ronan O'Mahony, Ivan Dineen, JJ Hanrahan, Johne Murphy; Ian Keatley, Cathal Sheridan; Wian du Preez, Damien Varley, Stephen Archer; Dave Foley, Billy Holland; Dave O'Callaghan, Niall Ronan, Paddy Butler. Replacements: Sean Henry, Marcus Horan, John Ryan, Ian Nagle, CJ Stander, Duncan Williams, Cian Bohane, Danny Barnes.

Dragons: Tom Prydie, Matthew Pewtner, Ross Wardle, Lewis Robling, Tonderai Chavhanga, Steffan Jones; Jon Evans; Aaron Coundley, Hugh Gustafson, Nathan Buck, Andrew Coombs capt, Rob Sidoli, Dan Lydiate, Nic Cudd, Toby Faletau Replacements: Sam Parry, Owen Evans, Tim Ryan, Adam Jones, Jevon Groves, Ieuan Jones, Wayne Evans, Andy Tuilagi

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