European Challenge Cup: Enisei-STM 22-49 Dragons
|European Challenge Cup: Enisei-STM v Dragons|
|Enisei-STM (14) 22|
|Tries: Basson, Jordaan, Meskhi Cons: Gaisin 2 Pens: Gaisin|
|Dragons (14) 49|
|Tries: Williams, Robson, Fry, Talbot-Davies, Shipp, Howells, Morgan Cons: Robson 7|
Dragons earned a bonus point victory over Enisei in Krasnodar after trailing late in the first half.
Jordan Williams scored a brilliant 90-metre effort before going off injured as Enisei fought back with two tries.
Arwel Robson's converted try on half-time levelled the score before the Dragons pulled away in the second half.
Ben Fry, Will Talbot-Davies, Ellis Shipp, Daf Howells and Tyler Morgan all crossed with Robson converting all seven.
South Africans Jeremy Jordaan and Bjorn Basson and Russian wing Davit Meskhi scored the Enisei tries.
Jacob Botica was left needing medical attention after being laid out on the final whistle.
It is the third time the Dragons have made the trek to Russia in the European Challenge Cup, with Enisei winning 38-18 in October 2016 while the Dragons came out on top 28-21 in Moscow a year later.
Dragons defeated Castres 31-17 the opening European match while Enisei-STM lost 57-14 at home to Worcester.
Enisei-STM: Churasov; Meskhi, Marais, Gerasimov, Basson; Gaisin, Shcherban; Khatiashvilli, Selskii, Zykov, Saulite, Eksteen, Gachechiladze, Temnov, Jordaan.
Replacements: Magomedov, Westhuizen, Musin, Brown, Budychenko, Uzunov, Douwrie, Gargalic.
Dragons: J Williams; Howells, T Morgan, T Griffiths, Talbot-Davies; Robson, Knoyle; Jarvis, Shipp, Fairbrother, Screech, M Williams, Fry, Benjamin (capt), Basham.
Replacements: Lawrence, Reynolds, Coleman, J Davies, Taylor, L Baldwin, Botica, C Edwards.
Referee: Sam Grove-White (SRU) Assistants: Ian Kenny, Bob Nevins (SRU)