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Free Press Series: SUPERB PERFORMANCE: Dragons number eight Toby Faletau played his part in an excellent team display

6:40pm Friday 24th October 2014

UPDATES from Rodney Parade as Newport Gwent Dragons take on Newcastle in the European Rugby Challenge Cup.

Newbridge desperate for derby victory

2:48pm Friday 24th October 2014

NEWBRIDGE desperately need to break their duck when they welcome Gwent rivals Blackwood to the Welfare Ground in the Swalec Championship tomorrow afternoon.

Newport aiming to avoid another sob story at Bedwas

Free Press Series: BACK IN BLACK (AND AMBER): Captain and flanker Ollie Griffiths is set to return to the Newport line-up at Bedwas

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

NEWPORT won't want to add another 'if only' to their growing collection when they head to Bedwas in the Principality Premiership tomorrow afternoon.

Plenty for Cross Keys to play for on return to Penzance

Free Press Series: LEON ANDREWS KICKS CLEARS (11862958)

9:34am Friday 24th October 2014

WHEN Cross Keys last played the Cornish Pirates in Penzance there was very little riding on it for them.

LEWIS EVANS: Dragons have to repeat positive spirit of Paris against Falcons

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9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

THROUGHOUT this season I have been writing about how we have been working hard and making progress but rugby is a results business – and what better way to give our campaign a boost than by winning with a bonus point in France.

Lyn Jones: Dragons must go on the run against Newcastle

Free Press Series: Hallam Amos lauches a counter attack (10572603)

8:32am Friday 24th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones wants his charges to run wild when favourites against Newcastle this evening, just as they did when underdogs against Stade Francais in Paris.

James Thomas out to grasp Dragons opportunity

Free Press Series: Dragons in Premiership Sevens. James Thomas escapes from the defence. (8633321)

6:09am Friday 24th October 2014

JAMES Thomas will attempt to grasp his unexpected chance when he lines up at lock for Newport Gwent Dragons against Newcastle this evening.

Kingsley Jones: Dragons must not waste our Paris hard work

Free Press Series: KEEP IT UP: Kingsley Jones wants the same again

8:04pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons coach Kingsley Jones has warned his charges that smiles will swiftly turn to frowns if they fail to rise to the occasion again when Newcastle head to Rodney Parade this evening.

Thomas gets the nod for Dragons crunch clash with Newcastle

Free Press Series: Dragons in Premiership Sevens. James Thomas escapes from the defence. (8633321)

12:34pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

JAMES Thomas gets the nod to replace Wales lock Andrew Coombs for Newport Gwent Dragons against Newcastle tomorrow evening.

CHRIS KIRWAN: The much-maligned Challenge Cup can still be magic for the Dragons

Free Press Series: BIG STAGE: Newport Gwent Dragons produced the goods at the magnificent, if sparsely populated, Stade Jean Bouin

10:05am Thursday 23rd October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have never won anything. In fact, you can count the number of times they have even come close to christening their trophy cabinet on one hand.

Lyn Jones: Dragons' Wales contingent will soon grow

Free Press Series: BRIGHT TALENT: Teenage centre Jack Dixon is one of many exciting young players in the Dragons' ranks

8:32am Thursday 23rd October 2014

DIRECTOR of rugby Lyn Jones believes that Newport Gwent Dragons' poor start to the Guinness Pro12 harmed the international ambitions of a number of their players.

Hawkins: Minds are focused on the task against Dragons

8:24am Thursday 23rd October 2014

HOOKER Rob Hawkins says Newport Gwent Dragons' shock win in Paris has focused Newcastle minds ahead of tomorrow's trip to Rodney Parade, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons speedster Tom Prydie hopes to reap rewards of emergency move to midfield

Free Press Series: Tom Prydie (10572694)

8:17am Thursday 23rd October 2014

TOM Prydie will continue to be centre of attention as Newport Gwent Dragons attempt to avoid coming a cropper against Newcastle in the European Rugby Challenge Cup tomorrow evening, writes Chris Kirwan.

Blaenavon Blues draw

3:47pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

BLAENAVON Blues played A C Pontymister on Saturday, which resulted in a draw.

Gwent Central Football League

3:38pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WHAT a week for Gwent Central’s unbeaten teams that both lost their unbeaten records with the first Division Crickhowell losing at home to Blaenavon Blues 2-1.

Captain's column

Free Press Series: POOLER CAPTAIN: Ben Parry

3:18pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Pontypool RFC travelled to St Helen's last Sunday to play Swansea RFC.

I would like a second chance, says Ched Evans

Free Press Series: Sheffield United and Wales footballer Ched Evans Sunday July 31, 2011.  (8431777)

6:25pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FORMER Wales striker Ched Evans has expressed his desire to return to football after serving half of a five-year sentence for rape.

Dragons eyeing move for Cardiff Blues lock Lou Reed

Free Press Series: IN DEMAND: The Dragons are keeping an eye on Cardiff Blues lock Lou Reed

9:05am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are keeping close tabs on Wales international Lou Reed as they prepare for the possibility of facing Newcastle with just one specialist lock.

Gareth Davies to leave Dragons after being named WRU chairman

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

7:04pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will need to find a new chief executive after Gareth Davies was appointed as chairman of the Welsh Rugby Union.

Warren Gatland: Injury deprived Dragons teen Tyler Morgan a Wales call-up

Free Press Series: ON THE CHARGE: Dragons speedster Tyler Morgan goes on the charge

2:41pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

WARREN Gatland has revealed that Newport Gwent Dragons teenager Tyler Morgan would have been included in the Wales squad for the autumn internationals were it not for a knee injury.

Prydie and Amos join Faletau in Wales squad

Free Press Series: DESPERATE TO IMPRESS: Tom Prydie hopes to line up on the Dragons' right wing

11:12am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THREE Newport Gwent Dragons players have been called up to the Wales squad for the autumn internationals – but there is no place for tighthead Adam Jones.

Lee Byrne: It will be unacceptable if Dragons don't back up glorious night in Paris

Free Press Series: HAPPY CAPTAIN: Lee Byrne was delighted with Newport Gwent Dragons' display at Stade Francais

9:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CAPTAIN Lee Byrne says it would be "unacceptable" if Newport Gwent Dragons waste their stunning away win against Stade Francais by losing to Newcastle at Rodney Parade on Friday.

Jason Tovey suffers another passport mishap

Free Press Series: Scarlets v Dragons Jason Tovey kick 3 points for the Dragons (11113725)

11:01am Monday 20th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons enjoyed a night to remember in Paris on Saturday night but Jason Tovey wasn’t a part of it after another passport mishap – and this time he couldn’t blame his dog.

Keys' rivals Cornish Pirates hit by points penalty in BIC


4:52pm Monday 20th October 2014

CROSS Keys could end Cornish Pirates' hopes of making the British and Irish Cup quarter-finals on Sunday after the men from the Mennaye Field had their opening weekend win chalked off.

Richie Rees: Dragons rewarded for taking risks in Paris

Free Press Series: Richie Rees (10572625)

3:14pm Monday 20th October 2014

RICHIE Rees has hailed Newport Gwent Dragons' expansive approach for giving their season a shot in the arm in Paris.

Gareth Bale injury a worry for Wales boss

Free Press Series: INJURY: Wales' Gareth Bale was targeted for some heavy treatment by Cyprus last week

12:49pm Monday 20th October 2014

WALES star Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Real Madrid’s Champions League clash with Liverpool on Wednesday with an injury picked up on international duty.

Lyn Jones: Dragons must not waste Paris heroics with defeat to Falcons

Free Press Series: ALL SMILES: Newport Gwent Dragons celebrate after Nic Cudd's bonus point score

7:54am Monday 20th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones was a proud man after seeing his players stun Stade Francais on their own patch – but has urged them not to waste their heroic efforts by slipping up against Newcastle.

Inspiring win gives Dragons reason to dream in Europe

Free Press Series: TRY TIME: Richie Rees snipes over for the Dragons' opener

5:34pm Sunday 19th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons would have been content to leave Paris with a losing bonus point but instead they can allow themselves to dream of the quarter-finals of the European Rugby Challenge Cup after the most incredible of victories.

WRU mourns Gallacher

5:06pm Sunday 19th October 2014

The Welsh Rugby Union has paid tribute to former Scarlets chief executive Stuart Gallacher, who has died at the age of 68.

Blinding score from Cross Keys hero Leon Andrews

Free Press Series: Cross Keys RFC v Doncaster Knights in the British & Irish Cup Competition.  Pictured is Cross Keys Captain Leon Andrews on his way to scoring the opening try. (11363273)

3:56pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Bedford 22 Cross Keys 23

Vale clinch dramatic victory at Rodney Parade

Free Press Series: Newport versus Ebbw 
BALL AWAY Newport scrum-half Owen Davies serves his backs (11640548)

2:37pm Sunday 19th October 2014


Stade Francais 22 Dragons 38

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9:38pm Saturday 18th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons started their European Challenge Cup campaign in stunning fashion by not just beating Stade Francais in Paris but hammering them.

Stade Francais the litmus test for Dragons' improving pack - Lloyd Fairbrother

Free Press Series: HUGE TEST: Lloyd Fairbrother and the Newport Gwent Dragons tight five are ready to lock horns with Stade Francais

10:02am Saturday 18th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons' much-improved set piece has been one of the plus points in a chastening season but their tight five face the ultimate test in Paris this evening.

Steffan Jones hoping to come out on top in Cross Keys reunion

Free Press Series: Crosskeys v Bridgend - Steffan Jones powers forwards (1824529)

9:17am Saturday 18th October 2014

STEFFAN Jones played a huge role in helping Cross Keys to the final of the British and Irish Cup two years ago but this afternoon the fly-half will attempt to put the boot into the Pandy Park side.

Dragons out to 'express themselves' in crunch Paris opener

Free Press Series: Tom Prydie is tackled by Peter Horne (10572794)

8:17am Saturday 18th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons intend to fight fire with fire when they open their European Rugby Challenge Cup campaign against Stade Francais in Paris tonight.

Gwent pair look to climb out of Championship drop zone

6:40am Saturday 18th October 2014

THE Swalec Championship table doesn't make pretty reading for Newbridge and Blackwood at the moment but the Gwent pair know that things can turn around swiftly in a fiercely-contested league.

Angus O'Brien handed Dragons start in Paris

Free Press Series:

12:15pm Friday 17th October 2014

FLY-HALF Angus O’Brien will start as Newport Gwent Dragons take on Stade Francais in the European Rugby Challenge Cup in Paris on Saturday evening.

Nothing Strange about Steelmen's flying start

Free Press Series: BRUISING BATTLE: Newport wing Jon Morris tackles Ebbw Vale's Rhys Clarke in the clash at Eugene Cross Park

10:07am Friday 17th October 2014

PLENTY of eyebrows have been raised by Ebbw Vale's stunning start to the Principality Premiership but it hasn't come as a surprise to head coach Jason Strange, writes Chris Kirwan.

Wales chance will come again for Lee Evans, says Wolves teammate

Free Press Series: Nathaniel Chalobah of England holds off Lee Evans of Wales during the 2015 UEFA Under 21 Championship Qualifying, Group One match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 19, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Wales U21. P

10:04am Friday 17th October 2014

NEWPORT’S Lee Evans has been backed to force his way into the Wales squad again after injury ruined his chances of a senior debut over the past week.

Richie Rees hoping that history repeats with a Dragons cup upset in France

Free Press Series: Richie Rees (10572625)

9:04am Friday 17th October 2014

FEW are giving Newport Gwent Dragons any hope in their European Rugby Challenge Cup opener in Paris tomorrow evening but Richie Rees knows from experience that underdogs can win in France.

LEWIS EVANS: Staying positive vital as we strive to get on a winning run

Free Press Series:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

THERE’S no doubt that it’s been a disappointing start to the season for Newport Gwent Dragons but we are staying positive and having belief is a massive factor in professional sport.

Keys left with little margin for error in British and Irish Cup

Free Press Series: TEEN TALENT: Dragons Academy centre Barney Nightingale impressed for Cross Keys against Doncaster last weekend

3:11pm Thursday 16th October 2014

CROSS Keys need to triumph on English soil in the coming 10 days if they are to keep their British and Irish Cup hopes alive.

Stade Francais: Fringe players desperate to impress

12:48pm Thursday 16th October 2014

STADE Francais will be ringing the changes for their European Rugby Challenge Cup opener against Newport Gwent Dragons but their stand-in skipper says they aren't taking the tournament likely, writes Chris Kirwan.

Lyn Jones: Dragons can upset the odds in Paris

Free Press Series: STRONG SQUAD: Stade Francais are resting a host of big guns but still boast the likes of Paul Williams in their ranks

9:05am Thursday 16th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons boss Lyn Jones insists Saturday's clash with European heavyweights Stade Francais is no mission impossible.

Dragons aren't hitting the panic button despite horror start

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

8:04am Thursday 16th October 2014

LYN Jones has refused to use injuries as an excuse for Newport Gwent Dragons' poor start to the season and insists nobody has hit the panic button at Rodney Parade.

Lee Evans determined to earn another Wales call-up

Free Press Series: GOING UP: Newport's Lee Evans has been promoted again with Wolves

10:42am Wednesday 15th October 2014

NEWPORT’S Lee Evans returns to the Wolverhampton Wanderers squad this weekend determined to maintain his impressive start to the Championship season and earn another chance with Wales.

Dragons will fire back as long as we stay tight - Rhys Thomas

Free Press Series: STICK TOGETHER: Hooker Rhys Thomas has urged Newport Gwent Dragons to stay positive

9:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons must show a united front to battle their way out of their current slump, says hooker Rhys Thomas.

Dragons centre Ashley Smith set for Paris green light

Free Press Series: FITNESS TEST: Dragons centre Ashley Smith

6:22am Wednesday 15th October 2014

CENTRE Ashley Smith is poised to give Newport Gwent Dragons a much-needed fitness boost by lining up against Stade Francais in Paris on Saturday, writes Chris Kirwan.

Young volunteer of the year receives award from Ryan Giggs

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4:06pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

EBBW Vales teenager Ellis Morgan was named young volunteer of the year at the Football Association of Wales Community Awards.

Dragons off to Bridgend

Free Press Series:

9:24am Wednesday 15th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons’ LV= Cup encounter against the Ospreys will take place at Bridgend’s Brewery Field.

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