Defending champions Dragons fall at first hurdle as Blues and Ospreys advance

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Cardiff Blues players react to their late victory over the Newport Gwent Dragons

Newport Gwent Dragons fell at the first hurdle in defence of their Singha Premiership Rugby 7s title.

Blues and Ospreys advanced to the finals day in Coventry on Sunday, 7 August, after the Blues' dramatic 24-22 win over the Dragons denied the Men of Gwent at Cardiff Arms Park.

Two yellow cards in the final game cost the Dragons who were denied by a try at the death from Dane Blacker.

The Dragons won the 2015 final with a last-gasp success against Wasps.

Results: Cardiff Blues 17-15 Ospreys, Dragons 26-12 Scarlets, Ospreys 21-19 Dragons, Blues 22-12 Scarlets, Ospreys 24-5 Scarlets, Blues 24-22 Dragons

Newport Gwent Dragons: Ross Wardle, Darran Harris, Harrison Keddie, Aled Brew, Ethan Davies, James Benjamin, Geraint Rhys Jones (capt), Elliot Frewen, Jonny Lewis, Arwel Robson, Chris Levesley, Luc Jones.

Ospreys: Joseph Scrivens, Steff Andrews, Will Jones, Dafydd Howells, James Ratti, Tom O'Flaherty, Morgan Williams, David Evans, Joe Gage, Phil Jones, Jay Baker, Jonathan Spratt (Capt).

Scarlets: Iolo Evans, Matthew Owen, Jake Conway, Shaun Pearce, Rhodri Davies, Ashley Evans, Aron Evans, Dion Jones, Rhodri Jones, Nathan Edwards, Scott Gibson, Aaron Warren.

Cardiff Blues: Adam Thomas, Ben Roach, James Botham, Luke Crocker, Joe Tomlinson, Ben Jones, Owen Jenkins, James Beale, Dane Blacker, Geraint Walsh, Ben Thomas, Declan Williams.

Final table