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.
It's an intriguing weekend of football, with fixtures for Swansea, Cardiff and Wrexham. Rob King looks ahead to the games...
A summary of all the results from today's sporting fixtures