Pro14: Zebre end 21-game losing streak with 39-12 win at Dragons
|Pro14: Dragons v Zebre|
|Dragons (7) 12|
|Tries: Keddie, Basham Con: Robson|
|Zebre (13) 39|
|Tries: Elliot, Padovani, Boni, Walker, Mbanda Cons: Canna 3, Biondell Pens: Canna 2|
Dragons slumped to a heavy five-try Pro14 defeat at home to Zebre, who claimed their first win in 21 games.
The Italians led 13-7 at half-time thanks to tries from Jamie Elliot and Edoardo Padovani, with Harri Keddie replying for the home side.
Zebre turned the screw after the break as Tommaso Boni, Charlie Walker and Maxime Mbanda tries secured a bonus point at Rodney Parade.
Dragons back-row Taine Basham scored a late consolation for the Welsh side.
Zebre's losing streak stretched back almost a year to 15 December 2018, when they beat Russian side Enisei-STM in last season's European Challenge Cup.
Dragon's head coach Dean Ryan had made eight changes from their European Challenge Cup win last week - which was away to Enisei - while he was without four players on Wales duty against the Barbarians.
Dragons: Talbot-Davies; Howells, Warren, Dixon, Jenkins; Robson, Knoyle; Harris, Hibbard (capt), Fairbrother, Davies, Screech, Taylor, Basham, Keddie.
Replacements: Shipp, Reynolds, Jarvis, M Williams, Fry, R Williams, Botica, T Morgan.
Zebre: Padovani, Walker, Bisegni (capt), Boni, Elliott; Canna, Violi; Fischetti, Bigi, Zilocchi, Kearney, Nagle, Mbanda, Licata, Giammarioli.
Replacements: Fabiani, Lovotti, Bello, Sisi, Meyer, Renton, Biondelli, Bruno.
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
Assistant referees: Simon Rees (WRU), Mark Patton (IRFU)
TMO: Colin Stanley (IRFU)