Wales stars Toby Faletau and Hallam Amos were among the try scorers as the Dragons ran in five touchdowns to beat Bordeaux Begles by 40 points to 24 at Rodney Parade this evening in the Amlin Challenge Cup.
The four Welsh rugby regions have given their full support to the formation of the Rugby Champions Cup, the proposed replacement of the premier European rugby competition the Heineken Cup.
The future of the European competitions has been cast into doubt after English and French clubs opted to breakaway from the ERC run Heineken and Amlin Cups in favour of a new format with what they believe are fairer distributions of prize money and qualification criteria.
One of the main areas of contention has been the how teams from the Welsh, Irish and Scottish Rabo Direct Pro 12 qualify for Europe given that the Pro 12 has no fear of relegation, unlike in the English Premiership and French Top 14.
All four Welsh rugby regions have given their support to a breakaway Anglo-French competition. Key to the debate surrounding the decision are European fixtures.
The English and French clubs believe Celtic sides an unfair advantage by being able to rest their first choice players ahead of European fixtures without fear of slipping out of their respective top divisions.
ERC, the organising body of the current European set-up are due to meet on Wednesday to discuss the situation, but the likelihood of finding common ground now appears highly unlikely given the Welsh sides' support for a breakaway.
Regional Rugby Wales (RRW) on behalf of the four Welsh Regions confirms its full support for the proposed new Rugby Champions Cup Competitions.
Whilst there remain elements of detail to be confirmed, it is now clear that there are a number of significant advantages to the new competitions in equality of governance, format, qualification and distribution across the individual participating Clubs.
– Regional Rugby Wales
Consequently, RRW looks forward to working with the WRU to support their efforts and positive engagement in striving to ensure our teams are involved in strong, valuable European Clubs Competitions in time for next season.
The Cardiff Blues have lost at home to Montpellier in the Heineken Cup.
Scrum half Lloyd Williams was sent off for a spear tackle in the first half, leaving the Welsh side with just 14 men.
Cardiff Blues are in action against Montpellier in the Heineken Cup this afternoon.
it's been a disappointing day for the Ospreys who traveled to Toulouse in the Heineken Cup. With a raft of injuries to key players the Welsh side knew they had a tough task on their hands and despite scoring 2 tries they were no match for the French side. The final score 30-14
In the Amlin Challenge Cup, the Newport Gwent Dragons won their match away against Mogliano.
Mogliano 0 - 33 Newport Gwent Dragons.
Scarlets 16 - 22 Exeter.
At half time, the score is Toulouse 12 - 7 Ospreys.
At half time the score stands at Scarlets 6 - 16 Exeter.