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  • 31st Dec 2012
  • KO 16:15
  • Ground: Rodney Parade, Newport
  • Att: 7,018

RaboDirect Pro12: The Ospreys earn New Year's Eve win at Newport Gwent Dragons

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Tom Prydie: kicked a penalty for the Dragons' only points

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Ashley Beck: came off the bench to score the Ospreys' second try

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The Ospreys boosted their hopes of making the RaboDirect Pro12 play-offs with a 14-3 win over Newport Gwent Dragons on New Year's Eve.

Tries from Eli Walker and Ashley Beck, both converted by Dan Biggar, were enough for the visitors to come away from Rodney Parade with a four-point haul and complete a satisfying festive period following their 32-3 success against the Scarlets on Boxing Day.

Walker gave the Ospreys a flying start in the third minute when he was released on the left wing by full-back Richard Fussell and video official Paul Adams ruled he just managed to get the ball down under pressure from opposite number Will Harries. Biggar added the extras for a 5-0 lead.

Dragons wing Tom Prydie got his side on the board with a 13th-minute penalty, awarded when Richard Hibbard took out his fellow Wales international Toby Faletau after a kick ahead.

Ospreys stand-off Biggar missed two difficult penalty chances to stretch his side's lead before half-time, one from wide out and the other from 43 metres.

Replacement centre Beck made a quick impression after coming off the bench, pouncing on a charged-down kick from Dragons fly-half Lewis Robling to get the Ospreys' second try in the 62nd minute.

Biggar's conversion opened an 11-point advantage and the Ospreys were able to close out their eighth league victory of the season without alarm.

The win moves them up to fifth, one point outside of the play-off places, while the Dragons remain second from bottom - 10 points adrift of Cardiff Blues for the third Heineken Cup spot for a Welsh region.

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Forthcoming Dragons Fixtures
TimeFixture
Dragons
Sunday 1st February
LV= Cup
14:30Newport Gwent D'gons vs Exeter
Sunday 8th February
14:30Newport Gwent D'gons vs London Welsh
Sunday 15th February
Guinness PRO12
15:00Leinster vs Newport Gwent D'gons
Sunday 22nd February
16:00Newport Gwent D'gons vs Connacht
Sunday 1st March
17:00Zebre vs Newport Gwent D'gons
Sunday 8th March
16:00Newport Gwent D'gons vs Ulster
Saturday 28th March
TBCBenetton Treviso vs Newport Gwent D'gons
Sunday 12th April
16:00Newport Gwent D'gons vs Leinster
Saturday 25th April
TBCNewport Gwent D'gons vs Scarlets
Saturday 9th May
TBCNewport Gwent D'gons vs Edinburgh
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Newport Gwent D'gons 30 - 19 Stade Francais
Saturday 17th January
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Sunday 11th January
Guinness PRO12
Ospreys 22 - 11 Newport Gwent D'gons
Friday 12th December
European Rugby Challenge Cup
Newport Gwent D'gons 69 - 17 Bucuresti

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