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Dragons v Treviso

Free Press Series:

3:16pm Sunday 28th September 2014

UPDATES from Rodney Parade as Newport Gwent Dragons host Treviso in the Guinness Pro12.

Dragons to face Bucharest in Europe

Free Press Series:

9:25pm Saturday 27th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will face Bucharest in the European Rugby Challenge Cup after the Romanians edged past Calvisano in a qualifier.

Ex-Dragon Will Harries scores on Ealing bow

Free Press Series: Dragons departures for Will Harries and Adam Hughes

7:06pm Saturday 27th September 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons wing Will Harries scored a try on his debut for Ealing Tralifinders this afternoon.

Wales hit by Ken Owens injury blow

Free Press Series:

12:34pm Friday 26th September 2014

SCARLETS hooker Ken Owens faces a 12-week layoff because of a neck injury – ruling him out of Wales’ autumn internationals.

Experienced trio pass fitness tests to make Dragons return against Treviso

Free Press Series:

12:10pm Friday 26th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are boosted by the return of three experienced backs for their crunch Guinness Pro12 clash with Treviso on Sunday.

Dragons 13 Glasgow 33

Free Press Series:

4:29pm Saturday 20th September 2014

NOT even a red card for Glasgow flanker Tyrone Holmes could help Newport Gwent Dragons from avoiding a pointless afternoon at Rodney Parade.

Dragons v Glasgow

Free Press Series:

2:24pm Saturday 20th September 2014

UPDATES from Rodney Parade as Newport Gwent Dragons take on in-form Glasgow in the Guinness Pro12.

Centre Ben John signs on loan from Ospreys to help injury-hit Dragons

Free Press Series:

12:09pm Friday 19th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have signed Ben John on loan from the Ospreys with the centre slotting straight into midfield for tomorrow’s Guinness Pro12 clash with Glasgow.

Newport stalwart Pattison makes timely return for Ponty challenge

Free Press Series: Newport look to celebrate prop Dai Pattison's 300th game with victory

11:05am Friday 19th September 2014

NEWPORT are boosted by the return of influential prop Dai Pattison for tonight’s game against champions Pontypridd in the Principality Premiership.

Dragons fixture headache solved

Free Press Series:

10:36am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE LV= Cup has had a fixture reshuffle to avoid a clash with Newport Gwent Dragons’ Guinness Pro12 encounter with Ulster.

Dragons down to the bare bones for Glasgow

Free Press Series: Dragons squad 2014-15. Jason Tovey (9444142)

4:56pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are down to the bare bones in the backs for Saturday’s Guinness Pro12 clash with in-form Glasgow at Rodney Parade.

Three-week ban for Dragons forward Andrew Coombs

Free Press Series:

9:40pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons forward Andrew Coombs has been banned for three weeks for stamping on the head of Alun Wyn Jones.

Dragons forward Andrew Coombs cited

Free Press Series:

7:48pm Sunday 14th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons forward Andrew Coombs has been cited following an incident in the second half of last Friday’s 17-15 loss to the Ospreys.

Wales pair back for Dragons

Free Press Series: Taulupe Faletau to start Dragons' Pro12 opener  in Connacht on the bench

12:34pm Thursday 11th September 2014

WALES internationals Taulupe Faletau and Hallam Amos return to the starting line-up for Newport Gwent Dragons’ Guinness Pro12 clash with the Ospreys tomorrow night (kick-off 7.35pm).

Connacht 16 Newport Gwent Dragons 11

Free Press Series: Newport Gwent Dragons versus Bath Rugby in the Amlin Challenge Cup
BLOOD BATH Dragons Nic Cudd knows he's been in a game (3376696)

6:57pm Saturday 6th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons’ miserable record in Ireland continued after they slipped to a 16-11 defeat to Connacht in their Guinness Pro12 opener.

Will Greenwood tips Dragons for Pro12 playoffs

Free Press Series: STRONG DISPLAY: Andy Powell offloads in the Dragons' win against Northampton

8:01pm Friday 5th September 2014

ENGLAND World Cup winner Will Greenwood has tipped Newport Gwent Dragons to qualify for the Guinness Pro12 playoffs.

Lyn Jones delighted with Dragons' gutsy display

Free Press Series:

10:14am Saturday 30th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones was full of praise for his charges after they went toe-to-toe with one of Europe’s most powerful sides.

WRU and regions confirm new deal

5:20pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE Welsh Rugby Union and Regional Rugby Wales have ended their long-running dispute by signing a new six-year agreement.

George North starts as Northampton bring the big guns to Ebbw Vale

Free Press Series: Northampton Saints George North is tackled by Ospreys Jeff Hassler during the Heineken Cup, Pool One match at Franklins Gardens, Northampton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 20, 2013. See PA story RUGBYU Northampton. Photo credit sho

12:47pm Thursday 28th August 2014

NORTHAMPTON are bringing their big guns to Ebbw Vale with Wales wing George North set to lead the charge against Newport Gwent Dragons tomorrow evening.

Teams heading to Newport for Rugby World Cup

Free Press Series:

9:19am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE Celtic Manor and Newport High School will be used by Ireland and Georgia at next year’s Rugby World Cup.

Kingsley Jones delighted with Dragons' first workout

Free Press Series:

10:21am Monday 18th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons head coach Kingsley Jones hailed a valuable first hit-out after seeing his side beat Bristol 34-19.

Paris opener for the Dragons

Free Press Series:

1:51pm Thursday 14th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will kick off their European Rugby Challenge Cup campaign against Stade Francais in Paris.

Dragons young guns win at Saints

Free Press Series: Fans to decide Dragons' logo

12:33pm Thursday 14th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons Under-18s enjoyed a fine victory against their Northampton counterparts at Franklin’s Gardens on Wednesday.

New Year's Day derby for Dragons

Free Press Series:

2:52pm Monday 11th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will host Cardiff Blues at Rodney Parade on New Year’s Day and travel to the capital on Boxing Day.

Boris Stankovich: I want to create a scrummaging culture at Dragons

Free Press Series: POWERFUL PROP: Boris Stankovich has signed for Newport Gwent Dragons from Leicester

7:16am Wednesday 30th July 2014

BORIS Stankovich loves his scrums and the loosehead prop hopes his Newport Gwent Dragons teammates will soon join him in thriving in the dark arts of the set piece.

Newport wing Elliot Frewen loving his Dragons chance

Free Press Series: OPPORTUNITY TAKEN: Newport winger Elliot Frewen impressed for the Dragons in the Premiership Rugby 7s

9:04am Tuesday 29th July 2014

TO SOME the Premiership Rugby 7s is merely a low-key warm-up before the start of the proper season but for Elliot Frewen the tournament is a major opportunity.

Dragons will look to 'right wrongs' at Premiership Rugby 7s finals day

Free Press Series: Dragons in Premiership Sevens. Matthew Pewtner breaks clear of the Ospreys defence. (8633304)

8:32am Monday 28th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will attempt to channel the frustration of not being Welsh champions when they take on England's finest at finals day of the Premiership Rugby 7s.

Exiles are hospitable off the field, not on it

Free Press Series: Newport County v AFC Carl Zeiss Jena
Goal. Darren Jones goes up with Chris Zebroski to score the winning goal (8632169)

5:05pm Sunday 27th July 2014

NEWPORT County were generous hosts for Carl Zeiss Jena but Exiles boss Justin Edinburgh was delighted that his defence wasn't in a giving mood at Spytty Park.

Dragons qualify for Premiership Rugby 7s finals day

Free Press Series:

9:58pm Saturday 26th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons qualified for finals day of the Premiership Rugby 7s but were controversially denied victory of the Welsh leg at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.

Newport County 1 Carl Zeiss Jena 0

3:56pm Saturday 26th July 2014

NEWPORT County triumphed on Carl Zeiss Jena’s return to Welsh soil thanks to a second-half header from centre back Darren Jones.

Dragons open LV= Cup against Exeter... on Ulster weekend

11:51am Friday 25th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are set to open their LV= Cup campaign by hosting reigning champions Exeter Chiefs - but a fixture clash with the Guinness Pro12 needs to be sorted.

Ex-Dragon Nathan Buck pens Ealing deal

Free Press Series: TIPPED FOR TOP: Dragons prop Nathan Buck

11:35am Friday 25th July 2014

TIGHTHEAD prop Nathan Buck has joined Ealing Trailfinders from Newport Gwent Dragons.

Sam Cross desperate to make Dragons impression after Commonwealth agony

Free Press Series: KEY FIGURE: Newport Gwent Dragons will be looking for Wales international Sam Cross to lead the charge (Picture: IRB, Martin Seras Lima)

8:02am Friday 25th July 2014

SAM Cross will attempt to get over his Commonwealth Games heartbreak by captaining Newport Gwent Dragons to Premiership Rugby 7s glory tomorrow evening.

Former Rodney Parade favourite Mike Poole lands coaching job in Cork

Free Press Series: IRISH OPPORTUNITY: Former Newport and Dragons wing Mike Poole has landed a coaching job in Cork

9:02am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MIKE Poole will cut his coaching teeth in the Irish city where he locked horns with an All Blacks legend and saw yellow for a tip tackle after landing a job in Cork, writes Chris Kirwan.

Wales internationals lead Dragons' 7s challenge

Free Press Series: Rhys Jones in Wales Sevens squad

12:26pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WALES Sevens internationals Rhys Jones and Sam Cross will spearhead Newport Gwent Dragons’ challenge at the Premiership Rugby 7s on Saturday evening.

Free-scoring Rene Howe targets starting place

Free Press Series: Gloucester City versus Newport County (pre-season friendly)
CROSS Newport County's Rene Howe (8396855)

9:26am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

NEWPORT County AFC fans will see the real Rene Howe in the coming campaign, the striker has declared.

Dragons give James Thomas a second chance

Free Press Series:

8:00am Monday 21st July 2014

FORWARD James Thomas has returned to Newport Gwent Dragons after signing a full-time deal with the Rodney Parade region.

Gloucester City 0 Newport County 2

Free Press Series:

5:26pm Saturday 19th July 2014

NEWPORT County enjoyed another pre-season win after edging out Gloucester City 2-0 in Cinderford.

Tyler Morgan in fitness race for Dragons' season opener

Free Press Series: Tyler Morgan (5565374)

8:50am Saturday 19th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are set to be without teenage centre/wing Tyler Morgan for the start of their Guinness Pro12 campaign.

Pirates bringing wheelchair rugby to Newport

Free Press Series: (8368537)

11:42am Friday 18th July 2014

THERE is the opportunity to experience one of the highlights of London 2012 when wheelchair rugby taster sessions are held in Newport this summer.

Justin Edinburgh pleased with creative County

Free Press Series: ENERGETIC DISPLAY: County trio Andy Sandell (left), Kevin Feely (centre) and Darren Jones (right) work hard to crowd out Weston forward Alec Fiddes

8:36am Thursday 17th July 2014

AN old footballing cliché rang true for Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh in midweek – 'at least we're getting in a position to miss'.

WESTON-SUPER-MARE 0 COUNTY 2

Free Press Series:

9:41pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

SECOND-HALF goals from Aaron O’Connor and Christian Jolley ensured Newport County maintained their perfect pre-season record at Weston-super-Mare.

PREMIERSHIP FIXTURES: Ebbw Vale host Drovers on return to top flight

Free Press Series: TRY SCORER: Ebbw Vale captain Damien Hudd touched down during the away win over Cardiff Met last weekend

6:00am Monday 14th July 2014

EBBW Vale will get the chance for revenge for a rare home defeat when they make their return to the Principality Premiership on September 13.

Regions hit out at WRU as negotiations stall

3:10pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE FOUR regions are preparing for life without a participation agreement with the Welsh Rugby Union after hitting out at the governing body to failing to convert constructive meetings into a fresh deal.

Hancock gunning for promotion after return to Pooler

Free Press Series:

12:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

FLY-HALF Tom Hancock is aiming to help Pontypool return to the Principality Premiership after signing up for a third spell at the club.

Gareth Davies flattered after being tipped for WRU board

Free Press Series: TV DEBATE: Newport Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies

9:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies says he is flattered after being tipped by Cardiff Blues chairman chairman Peter Thomas as the “ideal man” to replace Gerald Davies on the board of the Welsh Rugby Union.

Dragons handed Galway opener in Guinness Pro12

Free Press Series: Newport Gwent Dragons versus Connacht
PINCERED Dragon Jack Dixon (4803850)

11:20am Thursday 10th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will open their season with a trip to Galway to take on Connacht in the Guinness Pro12.

Newport suffer Flanagan blow but swoop for sevens ace Cross

Free Press Series:

9:33am Wednesday 9th July 2014

NEWPORT have suffered mixed fortunes in the transfer market – Dai Flanagan's move to Rodney Parade has collapsed but the Black and Ambers have snapped up Wales Sevens ace Sam Cross.

Former Dragons going for glory in Glasgow

Free Press Series: SAME AGAIN: Jevon Groves, try scorer last week against Zebre, starts at lock

11:01am Friday 4th July 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons players Jevon Groves and Will Harries have been named in the Wales Sevens squad for the Commonwealth Games.

Darren Waters: I leave the Dragons with a heavy heart after overwhelming support

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Newport Gwent Dragons v Edinburgh
Darren Waters (7582954)

9:02am Friday 27th June 2014

FLANKER Darren Waters admits it was hard to say goodbye to Newport Gwent Dragons after all that the region has done for him but the chance to test himself in the Aviva Premiership with London Welsh was too good to pass up.

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