In the last of the derbies and the final game of round 3 of the Rainbow Cup, the Ospreys travelled to Rodney Parade to face down the Dragons.
The game opened with advantage to the Dragons as winger Jonah Holmes brushed off a tackle to open the scoring with a try, which outside half Sam Davies converted. Ospreys outside half Luke Price closed the gap with a penalty goal before fellow Osprey and winger Dewi Cross took a sublime offload from scrumhalf Reuben Morgan-Williams to dart in under the posts.
Ospreys number eight, Morgan Morris, got the next score, powering over from short range to extend the lead, and after two consecutive conversions, outside half Price knocked over another penalty too. Just before the interval, Dragons centre Aneurin Owen rode a tackle and freed the ball for winger Holmes to claim a second try. Outside half Davies’ conversion gave meant the hosts were just six points adrift at half-time, 14-20.