Guinness Pro14: Edinburgh v Dragons
Edinburgh 34
Tries: Johnstone (2) Bradbury, Van der Merwe (Two ) Cons: Van der Walt (3) Pen: Van der Walt
Dragons 17
Tries: Morgan (Two ) Cons: Le (Two ) Pen: Le

Edinburgh fought off a lively Dragons side to fasten a win at Murrayfield and stay in the hunt for a Pro14 playoff place.

Each time it was cancelled out by a score although james Johnstone twice set the hosts in the front.

Josh Le edged Dragons in front however Jaco van der Walt levelled.

Subsequently attempts from Magnus Bradbury and Duhan Van der Merwe (twice) eased Edinburgh clear since they defeated control.

The result moves Richard Cockerill’s side into next in Conference B, 17 supporting leaders although ahead of third place Ulster by 2 things Leinster.

Dragons remain sixth, level on points with side Southern Kings.

Both teams fly outside the cubes

It may be peace-time from the Six Nations, but there has been plenty to struggle for from the Pro14 this weekend because activity resumed.

With leaders Leinster crowned Conference B winners, Edinburgh have been in a competition for both areas that are playoff, whereas Dragons have Southern Kings looming in the base.

Both flew the cubes outside and after storing Dragons at bay, Edinburgh crossed. Chris Dean cut a great line contrary to the grain and also raced evident, he had been introduced in the Dragons’ 22, but 3 phases later, Johnstone would score.

The center burrowed to touch down after it was sent left to him and jumped past one defender.

It turned out to be a blistering attack from the hosts and signalled their intent, however Dragons matched it just three minutes after. He seen a mismatch and switched the play, although in the exact middle of the pitch Jordan shaped to really move right.

It left the people’ backs up against a number of Edinburgh forwards, also it had been shovelled together the line for Morgan to cross in the corner for a great team try.

Neither side were in the mood to chain the phases with each other, and Johnstone grabbed off a movement that is first-phase, whilst the striking Darcy Graham off loaded to the middle to touch down and scythed his way through within an interior line.

Not to be outdone, Dragons’ center Morgan intelligently read Dean’s pass ran for an score under the articles, it had been the side that edged ahead, and if Le added a penalty and also the extras. They soaked Edinburgh pressure to lead up.

Edinburgh Over-power tiring Dragons

There is no strategic because the teams proceeded to maintain ball and attack kicking. Le knocked a longrange penalty wide for its people, and, after a Edinburgh attack resulted in an offside infringement, the game levelled with 25 minutes .

The game up to the hour mark had been all about fast, attacking along with hands, also it had been there for the shooting to its team who may obtain a semblance of control.

Edinburgh did so and also the forwards were at the heart of it. A string of bludgeoning carries brought them to within metres of the Dragons’ line, the Bradbury pops with the help of the fellow ahead.

So striking up to the quarter, Even the Dragons, began to hulking and tire winger Van der Merwe took advantage to grab himself a brace and wrap up the bonus-point win for Edinburgh.

The very first was that the Southern African American in Short. He awakened the left wing before being cut by Jared Rosser after plucking Dean’s looping pass out the heavens on the line.

Although he side stepped the covering defence to dot down and jumped straight back up, bounced off two tacklers with ease.

He didn’t have to work as hard due to his moment, although it had been an astonishing ending.

From the bunch left the visitors’ defence frayed and Van der Walt spotted Dougie Fife in space. The fullback attracted his number and passed to facilitate over and keep maintaining Edinburgh home record this season.

Edinburgh: Dougie Fife; Darcy Graham, James Johnstone, Chris Dean, Duhan van der Merwe; Jaco van der Walt, Henry Pyrgos (Capt); Pierre Schoeman, Ross Ford, Pietro Ceccarelli, Fraser McKenzie, Ben Toolis, Magnus Bradbury, Luke Crosbie, Viliame Mata.

Replacements: David Cherry, Rory Sutherland, Murray McCallum, Callum Hunter-Hill, Ally Miller, Nathan Fowles, Simon Hickey, Juan Pablo Socino.

Dragons: Jordan , Jared Rosser, , Jarryd Sage, Will Talbot-Davies, Josh Le, Rhodri ; Brok Harris, Richard Hibbard (captain), Lloyd Fairbrother, Joe Davies, Matthew Screech, Harrison Keddie, Ollie Griffiths, James Benjamin

Referee: Quinton Immelman (SARU)

TMO: Tim Hayes (WRU)


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