Dragons snatch late victory

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Jason Tovey

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Jason Tovey

Newport Gwent Dragons snatched a last-gasp 10-9 victory over Aironi with a 79th-minute penalty try that was converted by replacement fly-half Lewis Robling.

A penalty from Jason Tovey had given the Dragons the lead but Aironi drew level by the interval with a penalty from Naas Olivier.

The Italian side appeared on course for only their fourth win of the Rabodirect PRO12 as Olivier slotted to more penalties to put the Italian side 9-3 ahead after 63 minutes but in a dramatic finale, Aironi had veteran Italian hooker Fabio Ongaro dispatched to the sin-bin with just two minutes remaining and the Dragons scrum took full advantage to earn the penalty try.

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