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LV= Cup wrap: Sunday

03rd February 2013 16:40


london welsh v dragons Ryan Davis

Dragons: Smash London Welsh

The Scarlets, the Dragons and Harlequins all notched up victories in the final round of the LV= Cup on Sunday.

Scarlets 40-19 Leicester

The Scarlets scored three tries in the closing stages to end their LV= Cup campaign with a convincing 40-19 victory over Leicester.

The hosts were only two points in front heading into the last 10 minutes at Parc y Scarlets after young fly-half Owen Williams was on target with seven penalties.

But Andy Fenby, Gareth Owen and Nic Reynolds all crossed late on to give the Scarlets, who along with the Tigers were out of semi-final contention before kick-off, a pride-salvaging win.

Scarlets: 15 Gareth Owen, 14 Kyle Evans, 13 Nick Reynolds, 12 Adam Warren, 11 Andy Fenby, 10 Owen Williams, 9 Aled Davies, 8 Kieran Murphy, 7 Lewis Rawlins, 6 Sione Timani, 5 Johan Snyman, 4 Jake Ball, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Emyr Phillips, 1 Rhodri Jones.
Replacements: 16 Kirby Myhill, 17 Shaun Hopkins, 18 Deacon Manu, 19 Richard Kelly, 20 Duane Edgar, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Aled Thomas, 23 Dale Ford

Leicester: 15 Mathew Tait, 14 Scott Hamilton, 13 Andy Forsyth, 12 Matt Cornwell, 11 Vereniki Goneva, 10 Dan Bowden, 9 Micky Young, 8 Thomas Waldrom, 7 Richard Thorpe, 6 Brett Deacon, 5 Harry Wells, 4 Rob Andrew, 3 Logovi'i Mulipola, 2 George Chuter, 1 Boris Stankovich.
Replacements: 16 Rob Hawkins, 17 Ryan Bower, 18 Fraser Balmain, 19 Matt Hubbart, 20 George Oliver, 21 Sam Harrison, 22 Andy Symons, 23 Geordan Murphy.

Dragons 42-14 London Welsh

London Welsh finished pointless in the tournament after suffering their fourth consecutive defeat as the Dragons triumphed 42-14, with fly-half booting 27 points for his team.

Welsh led 9-6 at half-time but the Dragons ran in three late tries as they finished on a high.

The match was played in front of a crowd of just 500, one of the lowest in the competition's history.

London Welsh: 15 Tom Voyce, 14 Joe Ajuwa, 13 Gonzalo Tiesi, 12 Sonny Parker, 11 Phil MacKenzie, 10 Ryan Davis, 9 Alex Davies, 8 Daniel Browne,7 Ryan Newman, 6 Lee Beach, 5 Matt Corker, 4 Jonathan Mills, 3 Greg Bateman, 2 Neil Briggs, 1 Tom Bristow.
Replacements: 16 Gareth Evans, 17 Franck Montanella, 18 James Tideswell, 19 Adam Brown, 20 Ed Williamson, 21 Tyson Keats, 22 Gavin Henson, 23 James Lewis.

Dragons: 15 Hallam Amos, 14 Matthew Pewtner, 13 Pat Leach, 12 Jack Dixon, 11 Tom Prydie, 10 Steffan Jones, 9 Wayne Evans (c), 8 tbc, 7 Ieuan Jones. 6 Darren Waters, 5 Jevon Groves, 4 Adam Jones, 3 Ian Nimmo, 2 Dan Way, 1 Hugh Gustafson.
Replacements: 16 Sam Parry, 17 Phil Price, 18 Nathan Williams, 19 Josh Tyler, 20 Nic Cudd, 21 Rhys Downes, 22 Ashley Smith, 23 Dan Evans.

Ospreys 12-16 Harlequins

In difficult conditions, Harlequins sealed a narrow 16-12 victory over Ospreys at the Brewery Field to book themselves a home semi-final clash against Bath.

The visitors have now won their last 10 matches in all competitions, thanks to a try by centre Matt Hopper and 11 points from Ben Botica's boot.

Though three minutes from time, the Ospreys had a chance to win the match, but Morgan's 45m effort fell short. If Morgan had landed his kick, it would have meant Quins would have had to visit Saracens in the last four.

Ospreys: 15 Jamie Murphy, 14 Tom Grabham, 13 Jonathan Spratt, 12 Ben John, 11 Dafydd Howells, 10 Matthew Morgan, 9 Rhys Webb, 8 Morgan Allen, 7 Arthur Ellis, 6 Jonathan Thomas, 5 Sam Williams, 4 Lloyd Peers, 3 Campbell Johnstone, 2 Scott Baldwin, 1 Marc Thomas.
Replacements: 16 Matthew Dwyer, 17 Duncan Jones, 18 Dmitri Arhip, 19 Ian Gough, 20 George Stowers,, 21 Dan Baker, 22 Tom Habberfield, 23 Kahn Fotuali'i.

Harlequins: 15 Ross Chisholm, 14 Seb Stegmann, 13 Matt Hopper, 12 Ben Botica, 11 Sam Smith, 10 Rory Clegg, 9 Karl Dickson, 8 Tom Guest, 7 Luke Wallace, 6 Joe Trayfoot, 5 Charlie Matthews, 4 Sam Twomey, 3 Will Collier, 2 Dave Ward, 1 Mark Lambert.
Replacements: 16 Harry Allen, 17 Darryl Marfo, 18 James Johnston, 19 Charlie Walker, 20 Maurie Fa'asavalu, 21 Jordan Burns, 22 Louis Grimoldby, 23 Ollie Lindsay-Hague.

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