Click here for photos from Connacht’s Celtic League defeat by the Dragons at Rodney Parade last Friday night.
Pictured above: Connacht fly-half David Slemen leading the visitors’ attack at Rodney Parade. Slemen, playing in his ninth league game of the season, scored almost all of the westerners’ points – a try, a conversion and three penalties – to take his league tally up to 50 points. His replacement Paul Warwick slotted a 59th-minute penalty which proved to be Connacht’s last score.
Connacht’s Tongan international centre Andrew Mailei tries to skip round the challenge of Dragons lock Ian Gough. Mailei, 25, has lined out four times for Connacht in the league but has yet to score.
David Slemen tries to spin a pass out under pressure from Dragons and Wales number 8 Michael Owen.
Connacht centre Keith Matthews closes in on Dragons’ Steve Jones as he juggles for possession.
Connacht replacement Paul Warwick looks for a way past Ian Gough at Rodney Parade.
Dragons’ Andrew Hall wins lineout possession.
**All photos by Huw Evans on behalf of Inpho Photgraphy**