Scarlets battle to victory

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Morgan Stoddart scored a try on his return from injury
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Morgan Stoddart scored a try on his return from injury

Tries by Gareth Maule and Morgan Stoddart helped Scarlets to a scrappy 24-13 RaboDirect PRO12 victory over Newport Gwent Dragons at a rain-drenched Parc y Scarlets.

Maule crossed in the first half for an enterprising try after chasing up a loose ball from a missed penalty goal, while Stoddart came on at half-time to end more than year out with a broken leg, and soon went over in the left corner.

Aled Thomas kicked 11 points for Scarlets with Rhys Priestland adding another penalty.

Adam Hughes scored the only try for the Dragons which was converted by Tom Prydie who also kicked a penalty along with Steffan Jones.

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