The Newport Gwent Dragons rugby team roared to a 23-16 victory against South Wales rivals the Scarlets with the help of some college-created artwork.

The team was presented with a metalwork sculpture of a dragon created by fabrication and welding and vehicle body repair students from Coleg Gwent at half-time.

They constructed the decorative beast from stainless steel, copper and brass and finished it in bright red. Fabrication and welding lecturer Darren Brooks said: “The finished sculpture was a credit to students’ hard work and dedication.”

The dragon was commissioned by the Dragons outfit after a club member saw students’ work on a visit to the campus. It took 12 weeks to complete.

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