European Challenge Cup: Enisei-STM 38-18 Newport Gwent Dragons

Harrison Keddie
Harrison Keddie made his first start for Dragons in the defeat in Russia
European Rugby Challenge Cup Pool 3
Enisei-STM (17) 38
Tries: Gerasimov 2, Selskii 2, Morozov Conv: Kushnarev 5 Pens: Kushnarev
Dragons (12) 18
Tries: Howard, Beard Conv: O'Brien Pens: O'Brien 2

Enisei-STM added another European scalp after beating Worcester as they sealed a bonus point win against the Dragons.

Iurii Kushnarev's penalty gave the Russians the lead and Dragons responded thanks to Pat Howard but Enisei went ahead through Dmitrii Gerasimov's try.

A minute later, Sam Beard crossed for Dragons but Enisei soon took control.

Two tries from Stanislav Selskii in either half in addition to Valery Morozov going over gave the hosts a bonus-point victory.

The result mean Enisei-STM now top the Pool 3 table with nine points from their two games after they beat English side Worcester in the first round.

Enisei-STM: Ramil Gaisin, Igor Kurashov, David Kacharava, Thomas Halse, Denis Simplikevich, Iurii Kushnarev, Alexey Shcherban; Andrei Polivalov, Stanislav Selskii, Innokentiy Zykov, Uldis Saulite (captain), Maxim Gargalic, Mikheil Gachechiladze, Vitalii Orlov, Anton Rudoi

Replacements: Shamil Magomedov, Valery Morozov, Evgenii Pronenko, Tagir Ghadgiev, Jurijs Baranovs, Konstantin Uzunov, Aleksei Mikhaltsov, Viacheslav Krasylnyk

NG Dragons: Carl Meyer, Pat Howard, Sam Beard, Jack Dixon, Adam Warren, Angus O'Brien, Charlie Davies; Phil Price, Rhys Buckley, Lloyd Fairbrother, Nick Crosswell (captain), Rynard Landman, James Thomas, Nic Cudd, Harrison Keddie.

Replacements: Darran Harris, Thomas Davies, Craig Mitchell, Matthew Screech, Cory Hill, Tavis Knoyle, Geraint Rhys Jones, Ashton Hewitt.

Referee: Vlad Iordachescu (Romania)

Touch judges: Ionut Bodea (Romania), Cristian Serban (Romania)

Citing commissioner: Wayne Sheridan (Ireland)