Cross Keys 33 Newport 29

Free Press Series: KEY MEN: Cross Keys hope centre Leon Andrews and scrum half Ryan James will both overcome injury to feature in tomorrow’s derby

7:34pm Saturday 19th April 2014

CROSS Keys are through to the Principality Premiership play-offs for the first time after a stunning bonus win over big rivals Newport in a superb game of rugby that was a huge credit to both sides.

Playoff-chasing Keys gunning for Newport hat-trick

8:16am Saturday 19th April 2014

CROSS Keys can take a giant step towards a Premiership playoff semi-final by earning a hat-trick of wins against Newport this afternoon, writes Chris Kirwan.

Championship safety within Blackwood's grasp

10:37am Friday 18th April 2014

BLACKWOOD will take a huge step towards securing their Championship status if they beat Tata Steel at Glan-yr-Afon Park tomorrow, writes Chris Kirwan.

Keys look to inch closer to playoffs with Newport win

Free Press Series: Newport RFC versus Cross Keys
SIDESTEP Newports Geraint O'Driscoll (5047657)

10:02am Friday 18th April 2014

CROSS Keys could avoid a nervy last day in their push for the Premiership playoffs if they can send Newport packing at Pandy Park tomorrow afternoon.


Free Press Series: GOTCHA: Cross Keys' Angus O'Brien is tackled by the Bedwas defence

9:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CROSS Keys are on the brink of qualifying for the Premiership playoffs for the first time after climbing into the top three thanks to victory against Bedwas.

Keys: Competition for places can fuel double challenge

Free Press Series: Cross Keys versus Moseley in the British and Irish Cup
Cross keys player Angus O'Brien looks to go past Moseley's Cory Hill (1587442)

8:57am Wednesday 16th April 2014

CROSS Keys hope that the carrot of a place in the starting XV at the Millennium Stadium will aid their push for the Premiership playoffs against this evening (kick-off 7.15pm), writes Chris Kirwan.

Pooler look to send students packing

7:20am Wednesday 16th April 2014

PONTYPOOL will look to get back to winning ways when they host Cardiff Met in the Championship this evening (kick-off 7.15pm), writes Chris Kirwan.

Cross Keys through to Swalec Cup final – Cross Keys 29 Llandovery 27 Swalec Cup semi-final

8:25pm Saturday 12th April 2014

THERE will be a rematch of the 2012 Swalec Cup final after Cross Keys and Pontypridd overcame Llandovery and Aberavon respectively to set up a mouth-watering showdown at the Millennium Stadium next month.

Fired-up Keys chasing return to the Millennium Stadium

8:39am Saturday 12th April 2014

LEON Andrews has already experienced Swalec Cup heartbreak at the hands of Llandovery and the Cross Keys captain doesn't want a repeat this afternoon, writes Chris Kirwan.

Relegation-threatened Blackwood desperate for derby spoils

8:29am Saturday 12th April 2014

BLACKWOOD desperately need to earn Gwent derby bragging rights when they make the short trip to Newbridge in the Championship this afternoon, writes Chris Kirwan.

Champions Ebbw want to become 'invincibles'

Free Press Series: Ebbw Vale versus Beddau
LOOKING FOR AGAP Ebbw Vale's Matthew Williams, (with ball) (5170516)

10:30am Friday 11th April 2014

EBBW Vale won't want to endure the same fate as Leicester City after securing the Championship title, writes Chris Kirwan.

Keys hope semi-final experience can secure Millennium Stadium return

Free Press Series: Dan Hodge is caught in the  Cross Keys v  Llandovery match at Pandy Park. (1264939)

10:00am Friday 11th April 2014

CROSS Keys head coach Greg Woods has called on his 'go-to players' to deliver a return to the Millennium Stadium by beating Llandovery in the semi-finals of the Swalec Cup, writes Chris Kirwan.

Just a few tickets left for Newport RFC's Hall of Fame dinner

4:20pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THERE are just a few tickets left for Newport RFC’s Hall of Fame annual dinner which is being held at Rodney Parade next week to honour great figures from the club’s glorious history, writes Iwan Gabe Davies.

Cross Keys 3 Carmarthen Quins 7

12:27pm Sunday 6th April 2014

CROSS Keys’ director of rugby Jonathan Westwood believes his side are still in the hunt for the Principality Premiership play-offs but admits his side have probably let the prospect of home advantage slip in their quest for a top three finish.

Steelmen secure return to Premiership

6:09pm Saturday 5th April 2014

EBBW Vale have secured their return to the Premiership after beating Beddau 50-7 to win the Championship title.

Cross Keys fired up for playoffs shootout

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

8:32am Saturday 5th April 2014

IF Cross Keys can send Carmarthen Quins packing this afternoon then the Pandy Park outfit will not only fancy their chances of earning a place in the Premiership playoffs but they will be eyeing a home semi-final.

Steelmen look to earn promotion party

8:08am Saturday 5th April 2014

EBBW Vale will be presented with the Championship trophy if they beat Beddau at Eugene Cross Park this afternoon (kick-off 2.30pm), writes Chris Kirwan.

Playoff berth the prize for high-flying Keys against Quins

10:08am Friday 4th April 2014

CROSS Keys will make it a perfect week if they beat Carmarthen Quins to climb into the Premiership playoff spots tomorrow afternoon, writes Chris Kirwan.

Newport flanker snapped up by Sydney club

Free Press Series: Newport flanker snapped up by Sydney club

10:02am Friday 4th April 2014

NEWPORT flanker Craig Attwell has changed from black and amber to black and gold after securing a move Down Under, writes Chris Kirwan.

Bedwas look to add to Neath's woes

9:58am Friday 4th April 2014

BEDWAS’ hopes of sneaking into the Premiership playoffs are all but over but the Bridge Field outfit will want to finish another fine season with a flourish.

Super Steelmen poised to cement Premiership return

Free Press Series: Ashley Sweet makes a break (4629808)

9:39am Friday 4th April 2014

AFTER four seasons of bossing the second tier of Welsh club rugby Ebbw Vale will finally secure their place back in the Premiership if they maintain their perfect season tomorrow afternoon, writes Chris Kirwan.


Free Press Series: TACKLED: Cross Keys' Ryan Lee is caught by the Newport defence

9:14pm Tuesday 1st April 2014


New team at the helm for Newport Titans

4:24pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

NEWPORT Titans have announced the appointment of Scott Bessant and Lewis Culverwell as head coaches ahead of the 2014 Wales Conference Premier rugby league season.

Langstone Primary under-11s play at Millennium Stadium tomorrow

Free Press Series: VENUE: The Millennium Stadium

3:54pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

LANGSTONE Primary School under-11s rugby team will fulfil every Welsh school pupil’s dream tomorrow afternoon when they play at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Newport look to damage Keys' playoff bid

Free Press Series: Newport look to damage Keys' playoff bid

3:54pm Monday 31st March 2014

AFTER putting a spanner in the works of one team's playoff bid Newport aim to damage Cross Keys' challenge for the Premiership top three at Rodney Parade tomorrow (kick-off 7.15pm).

Neath 19 Cross Keys 32

Free Press Series: LEADING BY EXAMPLE: Leon Andrews, pictured during his side's 13-0 home win over Llandovery in 2011, will captain Cross Keys against the Drovers this weekend

12:43pm Sunday 30th March 2014

CROSS Keys head coach Greg Woods says his side must up their game if they are to beat their Gwent rivals Newport on Tuesday night.

Playoff-chasing Keys must overcome fired-up Neath

Free Press Series: Cardiff Blues look to snap up Dragons forward Ieuan Jones

8:43am Saturday 29th March 2014

CROSS Keys know that they will have to overcome a hungry, desperate Neath side if they are to keep their bid for the Premiership playoffs on track, writes Chris Kirwan.

Llanelli 22 Newport 22

9:40pm Friday 28th March 2014

A late try from Llanelli centre James Griffiths last night prevented Newport gaining only a second victory at Parc y Scarlets, writes Tony Poole.

Cellar dwellers Blackwood look for derby lift

10:26am Friday 28th March 2014

BLACKWOOD bid to climb off the bottom of the Championship when they make the trip to Gwent rivals Pontypool tomorrow afternoon, writes Chris Kirwan.

Neath first up in crunch week for title-chasing Keys

Free Press Series: Cardiff Blues look to snap up Dragons forward Ieuan Jones

10:20am Friday 28th March 2014

THE next eight days will determine whether Cross Keys are Premiership title hopefuls or merely Swalec Cup contenders, writes Chris Kirwan.

Bedwas chasing perfect end to keep playoff bid alive

10:06am Friday 28th March 2014

BEDWAS know that they need a perfect five wins from five if they are to charge into the Premiership playoffs at the death, writes Chris Kirwan.

Inconsistent Newport look to bounce back at Llanelli

10:01am Friday 28th March 2014

ERRATIC Newport are doing a good impression of the French this season – you never know which side is going to turn up, writes Chris Kirwan.

Newport RFC set for third Hall of Fame

Free Press Series: Inducted into hall of fame: From the left are Colin Taylor, Brian Price, Mark Workman, Ian Ford and Glenn George.

7:08pm Thursday 27th March 2014

THE third Newport RFC Hall of Fame dinner is being held at Rodney Parade on Thursday, April 17, an event which will honour more great players from the club’s glorious history.

Keys drawn against Llandovery in Swalec Cup semi-finals

Free Press Series: Keys drawn against Llandovery in Swalec Cup semi-finals

4:09pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

LLANDOVERY stand between Cross Keys and a return to the Millennium Stadium for the Swalec Cup final, writes Chris Kirwan.

Cardiff 10 Cross Keys 25 – match report

Free Press Series: WINGING IT: Cross Keys' Dorian Jones

1:37pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

IF Cross Keys are to lift the Swalec Cup for a second time they will have done it the hard way, as their delighted head coach Greg Woods pointed out.

Swalec Cup quarter-final: Ebbw Vale 13 Llandovery 16

11:27am Sunday 23rd March 2014

EBBW Vale will be replaying a catalogue of butchered chances in their minds until next season's return to the Premiership after being knocked out of the Swalec Cup by Llandovery.

Newport chasing fourth win on the spin in Swansea

Free Press Series: Sven Cronk: Newport must be clinical

10:17am Friday 21st March 2014

IN-FORM Newport will look to show more defensive hunger to secure a victory that would push Swansea closer to the Championship at St Helen’s tomorrow afternoon, writes Chris Kirwan.

Steelmen bid to prove Premiership pedigree by earning semi-final spot

10:07am Friday 21st March 2014

IT'S been nearly a year since Ebbw Vale suffered a defeat but the Championship champions-elect know they need to produce their biggest performance of the season to stretch their winning run beyond 28 games, writes Chris Kirwan.

Keys: League double counts for nothing in Cardiff quarter-final

9:59am Friday 21st March 2014

CROSS Keys bid to take another step towards a return next door when they take on Cardiff at the Arms Park tomorrow afternoon, writes Chris Kirwan.

Relegation-threatened Blackwood hoping for away success

8:16am Friday 21st March 2014

BLACKWOOD aim to topple Bargoed on their own patch tomorrow afternoon in a crunch weekend at the wrong end of the Championship, writes Chris Kirwan.

Blackwood 12 Ebbw Vale 52

9:41pm Friday 14th March 2014

EBBW Vale continued their relentless progress to the Championship title with a 52-12 derby victory at Blackwood tonight.

Carmarthen Quins 21 Newport 25

9:19pm Friday 14th March 2014

NEWPORT last night leaned on their excellent record at Carmarthen Park to make three straight wins in the Welsh Premiership, writes Tony Poole.

Cross Keys 45 Cardiff 13

9:12pm Friday 14th March 2014

CROSS Keys got their Principality Premiership play-off push back on track by crushing Cardiff with a comprehensive bonus point victory over at Pandy Park, writes Iwan Gabe Davies.

Newport hope winning form continues at Quins

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7:36am Friday 14th March 2014

A REVITALISED Newport will be looking to continue their rich vein of form when they travel to high flying Carmarthen Quins tonight (kick-off 7.30pm), writes Iwan Gabe Davies.

Cross Keys aim to get back on track

Free Press Series: GREAT PEDIGREE: Cross Keys back rower Jevon Groves in action when they beat Cornish Pirates 20-16 at Pandy Park in the British and Irish Cup semi-finals in 2012

11:27pm Thursday 13th March 2014

CROSS Keys go into their vital Principality Premiership clash with Cardiff tonight (kick-off 7.15pm) at home looking to get their play-off drive back on track, writes Iwan Gabe Davies.

Newport 20 Neath 3 match report

7:40pm Saturday 8th March 2014

NEWPORT almost guaranteed their Principality Premiership survival after recording a fine win over relegation haunted Neath at Rodney Parade.

Charteris out, Ball in for Wales

12:26pm Friday 7th March 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons lock Luke Charteris is out of Wales' Six Nations clash with England at Twickenham.

Black and Ambers looking to kick on after impressive win

Free Press Series: LOOKING FOR GAME TIME: Dragons back Lewis Robling is set to play for Newport

10:32am Friday 7th March 2014

NEWPORT head coach Sven Cronk hopes his side can kick on from last weekend’s excellent away victory when they entertain Neath at Rodney Parade tomorrow (SAT) (kick-off 2.30pm), writes Iwan Gabe Davies.

Dorian Jones signs new deal with Cross Keys

Free Press Series: NEW DEAL: Dorian Jones

8:05am Friday 7th March 2014

CROSS Keys have received a big boost after promising young outside-half Dorian Jones signed a new one-year deal with the club who look to get back to winning ways at Llanelli this weekend, writes Iwan Gabe Davies.

Steelmen go marching on

7:46am Friday 7th March 2014

IMPERIOUS Ebbw Vale remain on course to surpass their exploits of last season as they continue to their relentless march to retain their Swalec Championship title, writes Iwan Gabe Davies.

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