Wales audition for Lewis Evans

8:43am Saturday 19th April 2014

LEWIS Evans will get a chance to push for a place in the Wales squad to tour South Africa when the Newport Gwent Dragons flanker goes toe-to-toe with Lions ace Justin Tipuric at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons go for Burton against Ospreys

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Kristopher Burton kicks for territory as the Ospreys put pressure on the Dragons. (1786281)

12:12pm Friday 18th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have brought Kris Burton in from the cold to start their Judgement Day clash against the Ospreys at the Millennium Stadium.

Wales lock Alun Wyn Jones wary of wounded Dragons

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Alun Wyn Jones is brought down after a powerful run. (1786305)

9:17am Friday 18th April 2014

ALUN Wyn Jones is wary of a proud Newport Gwent Dragons side putting a spanner in the works of the Ospreys' push for the playoffs, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons boss demands his charges impress against Wales' best


8:57am Friday 18th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons boss Lyn Jones has called on his charges to show that they have made progress this season by impressing against the standard bearers for Welsh rugby, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons back Lewis Robling pen Jersey deal

Free Press Series: BATH TIME: Lewis Robling and the Dragons head to the Rec in the LV= Cup on Saturday

10:23am Thursday 17th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons fly-half/centre Lewis Robling has signed for English Championship outfit Jersey.

Unfancied Dragons look to upset the odds again

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

7:58am Thursday 17th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are slipping under the radar at Judgement Day.

Care dismisses Welsh worry

3:43pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

DANNY Care has brushed off suggestions that Wales are in the midst of a scrum-half crisis, tipping Rhys Webb to pick up the mantle for good.

Caldicot RFC 20 Monmouth RFC 19

Free Press Series: Pics (C) Huw John Photography, Cardiff. MANDATORY BYLINE - HUW JOHNCaldicot Youth RFC players are in a new match kit this season thanks to a generous donation by leading housebuilder Taylor Wimpey. (On image 1 players are l-r: Shane Stephens, Jac Richards

3:34pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

HAVING beaten New Tredegar last week, Monmouth hoped to go one better last Saturday away at Caldicot and by half-time they were holding their own with five kicks from the back-on-form Ricketts and a Dewi Lane try, to two tries against, and that with four of their strongest forwards absent.

Cwmbran man sets world record marathon time for chain mail run

Free Press Series: WORLD-RECORD HOLDER: Mike Dodd

3:11pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

TORFAEN runners were among those taking on Sunday's London Marathon including a Cwmbran man who set a new Guinness World Record.

Underwood get revenge on Severn Tunnel

Free Press Series: TACKLED: Tom Atkins is brought down by Underwood's James May.

3:06pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

East Gwent Senior League

Dragons can end Ospreys' playoff dreams - captain Coombs

Free Press Series: Andrew Coombs

8:37am Wednesday 16th April 2014

CAPTAIN Andrew Coombs believes Newport Gwent Dragons have the firepower to resurrect their flagging season on Easter Sunday by ending the Ospreys' playoff dreams.

Dragons hit by Wardle injury blow

Free Press Series: Dragons centre Ross Wardle a key figure on his return to the Rec

6:56pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons' top try scorer Ross Wardle is out of the RaboDirect Pro12 run-in after suffering knee ligament damage in the heavy loss to Treviso.

Dragons exit for Pumas prop Chaparro

Free Press Series: Keys coach Woods lauds Dragons link-up

9:02am Tuesday 15th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have released Argentinean tighthead prop Francisco Chaparro, writes Chris Kirwan.

Treviso 45 Dragons 27

8:06pm Saturday 12th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons’ nightmare 2014 continues after they were given a 45-27 hammering by Treviso in the RaboDirect Pro12.

Dragons need to stand firm against Treviso's brutal tight five

Free Press Series: Phil Price scores a try (1188633)

9:07am Saturday 12th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons don’t need a spy in the Treviso camp to work out what approach the hosts will adopt in today’s RaboDirect Pro12 encounter (kick-off 6pm), writes Chris Kirwan.

Peace in Europe but no deal imminent between WRU and regions

2:43pm Friday 11th April 2014

REGIONAL Rugby Wales have expressed their delight at peace deal over Europe – but have stressed the job is only "half done".

Will Bragg: Plenty more to come from promotion-chasing Glamorgan

Free Press Series: Glamorgan celebrate the wicket of Surrey's Jason Roy, bowled by Jim Allenby (centre)  during the LV=County Championship, Division Two match at The Kia Oval, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday April 7, 2014. See PA story CRICKET Surr

2:06pm Friday 11th April 2014

WILL BRAGG has hailed a perfect start to Glamorgan's season and declared there is plenty more to come as they chase a return to Division One of the County Championship.

Lewis Evans skippers Dragons in Andrew Coombs' absence

Free Press Series: Lewis Evans can make Wales breakthrough, says Dragons boss Lyn Jones

12:13pm Friday 11th April 2014

FLANKER Lewis Evans will captain Newport Gwent Dragons against Treviso in the RaboDirect Pro12 tomorrow after Andrew Coombs was ruled out because of a mild knee strain.

Dragons snap up South African lock Ligtoring Landman

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have bolstered their tight five by signing South African second row Rynard 'Ligtoring' Landman.

Matthew Screech hoping for double success story

9:32am Friday 11th April 2014

MATTHEW Screech has already exceeded his expectations this season and hopes to help Newport Gwent Dragons do likewise by finishing the RaboDirect Pro12 in style.

Euro peace deal announced

6:48pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THE two-year disagreement over the future of European club rugby has been resolved after an agreement over a new tournament structure was signed.

Gavin Henson delighted to extend Bath time

Free Press Series: STAYING PUT: Former Wales star Gavin Henson will remain at Bath

2:56pm Thursday 10th April 2014

FORMER Wales international Gavin Henson has agreed a one-year extension to his contract with Aviva Premiership club Bath after rejecting an approach from Newport Gwent Dragons.

Ross Wardle wants to be a man in the middle for Dragons

9:07am Thursday 10th April 2014

ROSS Wardle is hoping that he can return to being centre of attention in Newport Gwent Dragons' RaboDirect Pro12 run-in, writes Chris Kirwan.

Lyn Jones: Rivals have wised up to Dragons

Free Press Series: Lyn Jones and Kingsley Jones (1200966)

8:46am Thursday 10th April 2014

BOSS Lyn Jones admits Newport Gwent Dragons have struggled to cope without the element of surprise after enduring a horror 2014 in the RaboDirect Pro12.

Wales' women fight back to prove a point

10:54am Thursday 10th April 2014

WALES’ women remain second in World Cup qualifying group six after coming from behind to earn a point against third-placed Ukraine at Parc-y-Scarlets.

Captain Coombs confident Dragons can avoid Blues blow

Free Press Series: Andrew Coombs returns to back row for Dragons' European finale

9:08am Wednesday 9th April 2014

CAPTAIN Andrew Coombs admits it would be a crushing blow if Newport Gwent Dragons were overhauled by Cardiff Blues but is confident that the Rodney Parade region can rally for the RaboDirect Pro12 run-in.

Kris Burton set to be handed rare Dragons chance against old side

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Kristopher Burton kicks for territory as the Ospreys put pressure on the Dragons. (1786281)

8:34am Wednesday 9th April 2014

OUT of favour fly-half Kris Burton looks set to get the chance to put the boot into his old side when Newport Gwent Dragons travel to Treviso this weekend, writes Chris Kirwan.

Henson saga nearing its end - Dragons boss Lyn Jones

Free Press Series: Bath's Gavin Henson is tackled by Brive's Andrew Mailei during the Amlin Challenge Cup Quarter Final match at The Recreation Ground, Bath. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 6, 2014. See PA story RUGBYU Bath. Photo credit should r

4:05pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE tiresome saga of Gavin Henson heading to Newport Gwent Dragons from Bath is nearing its end, according to director of rugby Lyn Jones.

Pat Leach: Dragons must not allow pack's graft to go to waste

Free Press Series: Pat Leach beats Billy Holland (2777331)

8:31am Tuesday 8th April 2014

CENTRE Pat Leach hopes that Newport Gwent Dragons will reward the efforts of their improving pack by being more cut-throat against Treviso on Saturday.

Caernarfon Town Ladies 2 - Llanyrafon Ladies 0

Free Press Series: IN PLAY: Ffion Llewellyn has a shot on goal.

2:33pm Monday 7th April 2014

LLANYRAFON Ladies can hold their heads high after finishing as FAW under-16s cup runners up.

RUGBY: Abergavenny 7 Blaenavon 12

2:28pm Monday 7th April 2014

THIS was a must-win game for Blaenavon to stay top of the league and it took just two minutes for them to show their intent, when second row Billings broke down field, only to be held up five metres from the Abergavenny line.

Glamorgan pair ensure the Force is with Fugies

Free Press Series: Glamorgan pair ensure the Force is with Fugies

2:20pm Monday 7th April 2014

THERE was no danger of rain bringing an early end to proceedings on Saturday as Newport Fugitives got their ground shipshape for the coming season.

AC Pontytmister 0 Blaenavon Blues 5

2:06pm Monday 7th April 2014

BLUES manager Ryan Durham, without first choice mid fielders Mike Waite, Jamie Brankley and Marc Browning, gave a rare opportunity to second teamer Terry Jones who did not let his manager down and had a sound game in the centre of midfield.

Honours even on day one: Surrey v Glamorgan report

12:51am Monday 7th April 2014

STEVEN Davies and Zafar Ansari took advantage of dropped catches to make half-centuries as Surrey reached 182 for five against Glamorgan on the opening day of the LV= County Championship Division Two season.

Mark Wallace to bring up milestone in Glamorgan opener

Free Press Series: Pictured is Glamorgan County Cricket Player in 2014 Natwest T20 Blast Kit Mark Wallace. (5003559)

10:40am Saturday 5th April 2014

CRICKETERS are a superstitious bunch and Glamorgan captain Mark Wallace certainly isn’t going to jinx a landmark appearance.

No favours for Bluebirds from Eagles boss Tony Pulis

Free Press Series: KEPT LICENCE: Football manager Tony Pulis

3:12pm Friday 4th April 2014

NEWPORT'S Tony Pulis has fond memories of watching Cardiff City as a child but will not go easy on the Bluebirds when he brings his Crystal Palace side to Wales tomorrow.

Dragons boss Lyn Jones: Nobody to blame but ourselves for Edinburgh defeat

Free Press Series: Newport Gwent Dragons v Edinburgh - Rodney Parade. Lewis Evans is tackled. (5106611)

1:34pm Friday 4th April 2014

DIRECTOR of rugby Lyn Jones said Newport Gwent Dragons were the architects of their own downfall after their wastefulness ensured their alarming slide in the RaboDirect Pro12 continued.

Gala dinner for Warburton in Cwmbran

Free Press Series: File photo dated 21/02/2014 of Wales' Sam Warburton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday March 19, 2014. Wales skipper Sam Warburton is likely to miss "several months" of action after dislocating his shoulder against Scotland, his

6:38am Friday 4th April 2014

INJURED Wales captain Sam Warburton will give the lowdown on his international teammates’ chances of beating the Springboks at a dinner in Cwmbran on the eve of the first Test against South Africa.


8:50pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons failed to halt their slide in the RaboDirect Pro12 after slipping to an infuriating 23-19 defeat to Edinburgh at Rodney Parade.

New Glam spin king stepping out of Robert Croft's shadow

Free Press Series: TALENT: Glamorgan's Andrew Salter

5:25pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

ANDREW Salter is the heir apparent to Robert Croft at Glamorgan but the 20-year-old off-spinner is intent on making his own name at the county.

Dragons v Edinburgh

Free Press Series: Injury rules Andrew Coombs out of Dragons' trip to Belfast

5:11pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

UPDATES from Rodney Parade as Newport Gwent Dragons host Edinburgh in the RaboDirect Pro12 (kick-off 6.30pm)

Shirenewton School make tae kwon-do grade

Free Press Series: LITTLE BELTERS: Young students from the Shirenewton School of Tae Kwon-Do

2:18pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

PUPILS from the Shirenewton School of tae kwon- do recently attended their colour belt grading ceremony in Monmouth.

Dragons look for Bell to anchor bid for Edinburgh glory

9:22am Thursday 3rd April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will be looking for the sizeable frame of prop Duncan Bell to provide a platform that enables them to get their season back on track against Edinburgh this evening.

Lyn Jones: Dragons must stand firm against strong-running "Edin van der Burgh"

8:51am Thursday 3rd April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones expects a brutal Boks-like approach from Edinburgh at Rodney Parade this evening.

Tour of Britain coming to Monmouthshire

3:21pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THE 2014 Tour of Britain will include a summit finish in Monmouthshire it has been announced.

Severn Tunnel seal place in semi-final

Free Press Series: EARLY LEAD: Underwood striker Keiron Gettings (yellow shirt) hooks the ball home to put his team 2-1 ahead against Severn Tunnel.

3:16pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

SEVERN Tunnel twice came back from being behind to Underwood B to book their place in the semi-finals of the Benevolent Cup and to please their manager.

Nantyglo 29 Monmouth 15

2:19pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

MONMOUTH lost to Nantyglo 29-15 at the weekend with the hosts scoring four tries and a bonus point.

Kingfisher win takes them to second in league

2:14pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Monmouth Town 3 Caerau Ely 0

Hallam Amos back for Dragons' Edinburgh encounter

Free Press Series: TRY TIME: Dragons back Hallam Amos scores during his side's 40-24 bonus point win over Bordeaux-Bègles at Rodney Parade earlier this month in the Amlin Challenge Cup

12:13pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

WALES wing Hallam Amos returns to the Newport Gwent Dragons starting line-up for tomorrow’s RaboDirect Pro12 clash with Edinburgh at Rodney Parade (kick-off 6.30pm).

Wales hope for Darcy Blake, says Chris Coleman

Free Press Series: ON THE BALL: Darcy Blake heads clear from danger for Wales against Luka Modric and Co in his last international clash, against Croatia in 2012

10:38am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

WALES manager Chris Coleman says there is no reason why Newport County AFC defender Darcy Blake cannot resurrect his international career.

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