Brew – Dragons can have a big influence

Guinness PRO12 Editor

6 Apr 2011


Aled Brew reckons Newport Gwent Dragons will be firing on all cylinders in the Magners League run in.

The Men of Gwent are out of the race for the play-offs but will have a major say in who will finish in the top four.

Darren Edwards’ men play three of the top five at Rodney Parade. They play third-placed Ospreys on April 15, fifth-placed Cardiff Blues on April 29 and second-placed Ulster on May 6.

And Brew believes the Dragons can continue their rich vein of form, which has seen them lose just three of their last eight fixtures, and have a big influence on who becomes Magners League Champions.

“They are all vying for play-off places so they’ll be gunning for us,” said Brew. “The derbies are always good games and we’ve got a good record against the Ospreys here.

“We’ll be chasing the double against them, though our record is not so good against the Blues.

“But we’ve shown how we can do it by playing good, attacking rugby – and it’s come off. It has been coming for a while now, we’ve just been working hard off the ball.

“Some of the tries against Treviso were training ground transfers and chasing those kicks.

“I’ve got to be thankful to Will Harries for one of mine, I’d told him to go out on the wing because of my ankle which was a bit of a strain.”