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- European Rugby Challenge Cup
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- 17th Jan 2013
- KO 19:45
- Ground: Rodney Parade, Newport
- Att: 4,089
Wasps beat Newport Gwent Dragons but miss out on bonus-point victory
London Wasps moved closer to clinching a home match in the quarter-finals of the Amlin Challenge Cup after a 20-19 win over the Newport Gwent Dragons.
The Londoners were already assured of a quarter-final place but were eager to improve their ranking for the next round by completing the double over Darren Edwards' Dragons, who lost 38-25 at Adams Park.
Tom Prydie's first of three penalties opened the scoring for the Dragons, but Nick Robinson levelled the score with his boot with 21 minutes played.
Daniel Evans scored Newport's only try of the game on 26 minutes, which was converted by Prydie, although the visitors had a penalty try before half-time.
Robinson's 57th-minute try opened up a four-point lead with 20 minutes to go and while Steffan Jones kicked a three-pointer late on the Aviva Premiership held on for a slender success.
Tom Prydie opened the scoring with a 16th-minute penalty but Wasps were soon level as Nick Robinson added three points five minutes later.
Dan Evans was first to get over the line, despite the attentions of flanker Sam Jones, Prydie converting to give the Dragons a 10-3 lead in the 26th minute.
But Robinson added three more penalty points before ensuring Wasps took the lead in the 36th minute, the Wales fly-half adding the extras following a penalty try award.
Prydie levelled on the stroke of half-time and kicked the hosts ahead in the 52nd minute but Dai Young's men were not ready to give up.
Five minutes later, Robinson collected his own grubber to dot down for the first time before making sure of the conversion.
A period of attrition followed, with Prydie missing a penalty, but replacement Steffan Jones would narrow the deficit to a single point with six minutes to play.
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|European Rugby Challenge Cup|
|Sunday 25th January|
|European Rugby Challenge Cup|
|London Welsh 12 - 17 Lyon Olympique|
|Saturday 24th January|
|Exeter 45 - 3 Bayonne|
|La Rochelle 20 - 30 Connacht|
|Newport Gwent D'gons 30 - 19 Stade Francais|
|Bucuresti 10 - 52 Newcastle|
|Grenoble 3 - 28 Cardiff Blues|
|Rovigo 6 - 34 London Irish|
|Friday 23rd January|
|Edinburgh 38 - 20 Bordeaux-Begles|
|Thursday 22nd January|
|Brive 20 - 31 Gloucester|
|Oyonnax 20 - 3 Zebre|
|Sunday 18th January|
|Connacht 24 - 33 Exeter|
|Saturday 17th January|
|Lyon Olympique 21 - 19 Edinburgh|
|Bayonne 14 - 0 La Rochelle|
|Newcastle 29 - 40 Newport Gwent D'gons|
|London Irish 43 - 41 Grenoble|
|Zebre 23 - 13 Brive|
|Gloucester 33 - 3 Oyonnax|
|Stade Francais 47 - 12 Bucuresti|
|Friday 16th January|
|Bordeaux-Begles 26 - 3 London Welsh|
|Cardiff Blues 104 - 12 Rovigo|
|Sunday 14th December|
|London Welsh 6 - 24 Edinburgh|
|Saturday 13th December|
|Bayonne 27 - 29 Connacht|
|Oyonnax 22 - 17 Brive|
|London Irish 34 - 23 Cardiff Blues|
|Zebre 16 - 32 Gloucester|
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