|Dragons (11) 22|
|Tries: Pretorius, D Jones Pens: D Jones 4|
|Pau (0) 0|
Newport Gwent Dragons boosted their European Challenge Cup quarter-final hopes with a comfortable win over Pau.
Scrum-half Sarel Pretorius raced 80 metres for the opening try after Dorian Jones had kicked two penalties.
Jones added two more shots before his solo, shorter-range dash to the line after the break at Rodney Parade.
The two teams meet again in Pau next Saturday, but Dragons have a worry over wing Tom Prydie who was helped off in the second half.
Newport Gwent Dragons: Carl Meyer; Tom Prydie, Adam Hughes, Adam Warren, Ashton Hewitt, Dorian Jones, Sarel Pretorius; Phil Price, Thomas Rhys, Brok Harris, Matthew Screech, Rynard Landman, Lewis Evans, Ollie Griffiths, Taulupe Faletau.
Replacements: Elliot Dee, Shaun Knight, Lloyd Fairbrother, Cory Hill, Ed Jackson, Luc Jones, Jason Tovey, Ross Wardle.
Pau: Romain Buros; Marika Vunibaka, Jale Vatubua, Watisoni Votu, Elijah Niko; Charly Malie, Samuel Marques; Chris King, Mehdi Boundjema, Euan Murray, Cameron Pierce, Claude Dry, Sean Dougall, Josefa Ulago Domolailai, Brice Monzeglio (capt).
Replacements: Thomas Bianchin, Julien Jacquot, Giorgi Natsarashvili, Daniel Ramsay, Loic Bernad, Thierry Lacrampe, Pierre Dupouy, Mosese Ratuvou.
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys (England).
Touch judges: Steve Lee (England), Robin Goodliffe (England).
Citing commissioner: Andy Blyth (England).