The Dragons outscored Northampton by three tries to two, but lost 30-20 in the LV= Cup this afternoon.
Winger Tonderai Chavhanga got a hat-trick for the home side at Rodney Parade, as the Welsh region led 10-6 at half-time and 15-9 shortly afterwards. Five penalties, a drop goal and a conversion from the Saints' Ryan Lamb put the visitors clear.
Dragons and Wales flanker Dan Lydiate will have surgery today, after breaking his left ankle while playing for the region on Friday night. The 24-year-old had to be helped from the pitch at Rodney Parade just three minutes into the game against Edinburgh.
He is certain to miss his country's autumn internationals. Wales play Argentina, Samoa, New Zealand and Australia on successive weekends in November and early December.
Wales teammates George North and Jamie Roberts have been among those using Twitter to send messages of support to Dan Lydiate, who looks set to miss his country's autumn internationals after breaking his ankle while playing for the Dragons.
Roberts also sent his best wishes to Blues teammate Jason Tovey, who went off injured during his first start for the region last night.
Wales flanker Dan Lydiate faces months on the sidelines after breaking his left ankle while playing for the Dragons this evening. The 24-year-old was helped from the pitch at Rodney Parade during this evening's game against Edinburgh.
Lydiate, who's due to undergo surgery on Sunday, will definitely miss Wales' Autumn Test Series, while the news will also be a blow to Lions Coach Warren Gatland ahead of next summer's tour to Australia.
Newport Gwent Dragons have signed Wales internationals Tom Prydie and Dan Evans. Wing Prydie, the youngest player capped by Wales, joins from the Ospreys. Full-back Evans moves from the Scarlets. The pair will fill the gap left by the departures of Aled Brew and Martyn Thomas from Rodney Parade.
Newport Gwent Dragons were narrowly beaten at home tonight in the RaboDirect Pro12 league. Four tries, including two by Aled Brew, weren't enough to fend off rivals Treviso. The final score after a nail-biting game was 32 points to 33.