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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

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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

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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

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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

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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'.


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

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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

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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

Free Press Series: Argus-Mark     18-02-12
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.

Darren Waters leaves Dragons for London Welsh

Free Press Series: IMPRESSIVE: Darren Waters is putting the heat on skipper Lewis Evans

1:22pm Thursday 26th June 2014

FLANKER Darren Waters has left Newport Gwent Dragons to join London Welsh’s battle for Aviva Premiership survival.

Andy Powell: I'll prove the doubters wrong by being a Dragons hit

Free Press Series: Andy Powell  (6922361)

9:16am Tuesday 24th June 2014

ANDY Powell is looking forward to serving up humble pie to the doubters who believe the powerhouse number eight has headed to Newport Gwent Dragons for a last hurrah.

Despair at the death for Wales

Free Press Series: Despair at the death for Wales

4:06pm Saturday 21st June 2014

WALES suffered heartbreak in their bid for a historic first win on South African soil after a last-gasp penalty try in Nelspruit.

South Africa 38 Wales 16

Free Press Series: South Africa 38 Wales 16

5:52pm Saturday 14th June 2014

WALES suffered a demoralising 38-16 hammering in Durban after being comprehensively outplayed by a bigger and sharper South Africa.

Wales U20s call-ups for Dragons pair

12:39pm Saturday 14th June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons flanker Scott Matthews and lock Scott Andrews have been brought into the Wales Under-20s' line-up for their Junior World Championship rematch with France tomorrow morning (kick-off 6.35am).

Andy Powell isn't just here for a last hurrah - Dragons coach Kingsley Jones

Free Press Series: CARRYING HARD: Andy Powell has changed codes to play for Wigan

9:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

HEAD coach Kingsley Jones doesn't expect new recruit Andy Powell to be a one-season wonder at Newport Gwent Dragons.

Scots withdraw from British and Irish Cup

5:15pm Friday 13th June 2014

SCOTTISH clubs have pulled out of next season’s British and Irish Cup.

Dragons set to host Saints in Ebbw Vale

Free Press Series: Newport Gwent Dragons v Northampton Saints in LV Cup. Pictured is No 8 Netani Talei during a double tackle by the Saints defence. (3639438)

8:02am Friday 13th June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are set to play English champions Northampton in Ebbw Vale because of Barack Obama and his fellow world leaders.

WALES TEAM: Shingler gets the nod at seven

Free Press Series: Argus-Mark   24-11-12
Wales v New Zealand All Blacks
Aaron Shingler is tackled by Aaron Cruden (6793912)

11:05am Thursday 12th June 2014

AARON Shingler has got the nod to deputise for Sam Warburton and Justin Tipuric when Wales take on South Africa in Durban on Saturday.

Dragons tempt Huw Bevan away from England cricket

11:01am Wednesday 11th June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have appointed Huw Bevan as their high performance manager and believe the England cricket team’s strength and conditioning coach is the perfect man to make the most of their new state-of-the-art training base.

Dragons sign former Wales and Lions powerhouse Andy Powell

Free Press Series: DRAGONS SIGNING: Andy Powell

8:02am Wednesday 11th June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are bringing Andy Powell back to Rodney Parade after signing the former Wales and Lions back row forward on a one-year deal.

Kingsley Jones relishing Dragons' Paris date

Free Press Series: Kingsley Jones relishing Dragons' Paris date

5:09pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

HEAD coach Kingsley Jones is relishing the chance for Newport Gwent Dragons to test themselves in a pressure cooker Parisian atmosphere next season.

Kingsley Jones pens long-term Dragons deal

Free Press Series: Dragons urged to bounce back after Bordeaux misery

8:02am Tuesday 10th June 2014

KINGSLEY Jones has committed his future to Newport Gwent Dragons by penning a new long-term deal with the region and has been given the title of head coach.

Wales U20s stun France

Free Press Series: Wales U20s stun France

6:41am Tuesday 10th June 2014

WALES Under-20s face a swift reunion with France in the Junior World Championships after denying the Grand Slam winners a place in the semi-finals.

Two changes for Wales U20s

10:02am Monday 9th June 2014

BOSS Byron Hayward has made a pair of changes behind the scrum as Wales Under-20s look for a spark in their final Junior World Championship pool game against France.

Wales U20s set miss out on semis after defeat to Ireland

Free Press Series: TRY SCORER: Dragons wing Tyler Morgan crossed for a try but Wales U20s were downed by their Irish counterparts

8:23am Friday 6th June 2014

WALES Under-20s’ hopes of making the Junior World Championship semi-finals are hanging by a thread after they were beaten 35-21 by Ireland.

Head coach Mike Hook leaves Pooler for Bridgend

Free Press Series: MM 27.3.10 PONTYPOOL MIKE HOOK (3508373)

11:16pm Thursday 5th June 2014

HEAD coach Hook has left Pontypool to take charge of the backs at Premiership outfit Bridgend.

Elliot Dee brought in for Wales U20s' crunch Ireland encounter

Free Press Series: ‘NOTHING TO LOSE’: Newport Gwent Dragons hooker Elliot Dee

9:13am Thursday 5th June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons hooker Elliot Dee comes into the Wales Under-20s side for their must-win clash with Ireland at the Junior World Championship tomorrow morning (kick-off 6.35am).

Former Dragons back Adam Hughes earns Exeter deal

Free Press Series: BIG THREAT: Dragons centre Adam Hughes on the attack in last month’s win against Edinburgh at Rodney Parade

8:51am Thursday 5th June 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons wing/centre Adam Hughes has penned a deal with Aviva Premiership outfit Exeter.

Wales U20s off to a winning start at JWC

Free Press Series: PACE AND POWER: Newport Gwent Dragons centre/wing Tyler Morgan on the run

7:40am Monday 2nd June 2014

WALES Under-20s got their Junior World Championship campaign off to a flying start by overpowering their Fijian counterparts 48-19 in Pukekohe.


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