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Biggar miss costs Ospreys

Ospreys replacement Dan Biggar held his head in his hands as his last-gasp drop-goal to win an enthralling Welsh derby with Newport Gwent Dragons hit the post and ensured his side suffered a 21-20 defeat.

It was a superb end to a great second half that was end-to-end stuff after a poor opening period.

Two tries in as many minutes from home full-back Martyn Thomas and replacement centre Lewis Robling against one from Ospreys wing Tommy Bowe had the crowd on their feet. Dragons stand-off Jason Tovey booted 11 points, with Ospreys counterpart Matthew Morgan contributing five penalties for a 15-point haul.

The Dragons went into the break 9-6 ahead as Tovey, who had recovered from a miserable night against the Scarlets last week, landed three penalties against two from Morgan.

But the game by then was only noteworthy for three yellow cards dished out by referee James Jones than for any threats on the try-line.


From Belfast Telegraph