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Dragons can burn Connacht

The Dragons v Connacht, Rodney Parade, Tonight (KO 7:15)

The Dragons have always been a force to be feared on their home patch.

They now have the statistics to back up the assumption.

The only defeat suffered at home in any competition this season came with the visit of Munster in March.

Connacht have fallen away badly after a solid start to the season, winning just once since round four.

Eric Elwood's players have not won away from home since the first day of the season and the western province have won just once in Wales in the last eight years.

Verdict: Dragons

Dragons: W Harries; T Chavanga, A Tuilagi, A Smith, A Brew; L Robling, W Evans; P Price, S Jones, N Buck, L Charteris (capt), R Sidoli, D Lydiate, J Groves, T Faletau.

Connacht: G Duffy (capt); F Vainikolo, K Tonetti, H Fa'afili, T O'Halloran; M Nikora, F Murphy; B Wilkinson, E Reynecke, R Loughney, M Swift, M McCarthy, M Kearney, R Ofisa, J Muldoon.