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RUGBY UNION: London Welsh v Dragons

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4:46pm

Full time: Welsh 14, Dragons 42. That went from competitive to embarrassing in ten minutes.

4:45pm

Welsh 14, Dragons 42 (Jones pen)

4:43pm

Welsh 14, Dragons 39 (Jones con)

4:42pm

Welsh 14, Dragons 37 (Groves interception try)

4:39pm

Welsh 14, Dragons 32 (Jones con). All going pear shaped!

4:38pm

Welsh 14, Dragons 30 (try I Jones)

4:37pm

Welsh 14, Dragons 25 (Jones con)

4:36pm

Welsh 14, Dragons 23 (Amos try)

4:28pm

That was a disappointing sequence for Welsh. They need to bounce back quickly.

4:27pm

Welsh 14, Dragons 18 (Jones pen)

4:24pm

Welsh 14, Dragons 15 (Jones pen)

4:21pm

Welsh 14, Dragons 12 (Jones pen)

4:18pm

Not that he had anything to do with it, but Henson's introduction prompts Welsh to drive over for a try from Williamson. Henson's conversion goes wide. Welsh 14, Dragons 9.

4:15pm

Biggest cheer so as Henson comes off the bench!

4:10pm

The game remains pretty scrappy

4:10pm

Continuing with the name game, Adam Brown has replaced Dan Browne for Welsh!

4:04pm

Welsh 9, Dragons 9 (Jones pen)

4:02pm

Second half underway. 

3:47pm

We won't! Half-time score: Welsh 9, Dragons 6

3:46pm

Prop Greg Bateman goes close for Welsh, but knocks on as he drives for the line. Will we get a try before the break?

3:39pm

Welsh 9 (Davis pen), Dragons 6

3:37pm

This could get quite confusing with Alex Davies and Ryan Davis both kicking for Welsh!

3:33pm

Welsh 6 (Davies missed pen), Dragons 6

3:30pm

Welsh 6, Dragons 6 (Jones pen)

3:28pm

Welsh 6 (Davis pen), Dragons 3

3:23pm

Welsh 3 (Davis pen), Dragons 3

3:20pm

Welsh 0, Dragons 3 (Jones pen)

3:18pm

Newman replaced by Williamson. He looked to be limping.

3:17pm

Welsh 0, Dragons 0 (Jones missed pen)

3:13pm

Welsh 0 (Davies missed pen), Dragons 0

3:10pm

A couple of good moments from Newman to steady any nerves

3:06pm

Jones clearly has the range. Welsh go for the corner with their first penalty

3:04pm

Dragons win a penalty on halfway and Steffan Jones hits a post.

3:01pm

We are underway. 

2:56pm

We have had some entertaining rugby this weekend with yesterday's Six Nations. Can this match recreate any of that excitement? Not long to wait now.

2:46pm

Also making his debut for Welsh is Argentine international Gonzalo Tiesi, who starts at No 13. He could be a shrewd signing as the Exiles fight to achieve Premiership survival.

2:43pm

Welsh cannot qualify for the LV= Cup semi-finals, but will be looking  for a good performance ahead of next week's trip to Leiester in the Aviva Premiership. This is also the first time the Exiles have played a competitive match against Welsh opponents since securing promotion to English rugby's top flight.

2:28pm

Gavin Henson is set to return for London Welsh after being named on the bench for today's match, which kicks off at 3pm. There is added local interest with former Oxford Harlequins and current Henley Hawks flanker Ryan Newman starting at openside for the Exiles.

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