Boost for Lee Evans' Wales hopes after injury scare

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

3:16pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

FORMER Newport County AFC midfielder Lee Evans could still be involved in Wales’ Euro 2016 qualifiers next week despite an injury scare on Wednesday night, writes Andrew Penman.

Jayne Ludlow is new Wales women's manager

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2:32pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE Football Association of Wales has announced that the new Wales national women’s teams manager is Jayne Ludlow.

Dragons teen Barney Nightingale learning fast, on and off the field

Free Press Series: MAKING AN IMPRESSION: Teenage centre Barney Nightingale

10:05am Thursday 2nd October 2014

BARNEY Nightingale's learning isn't just confined to the classroom at Newport High School after the teenage centre's incredible start to the season.

County set to be in the money if Evans plays for Wales

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

5:44am Thursday 2nd October 2014

NEWPORT County could be set for a financial fillip after Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Lee Evans was called up to the senior Wales squad for their Euro Qualifiers.

Shaun Connor returns to the Dragons coaching team

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6:17pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

SHAUN Connor has returned to the Newport Gwent Dragons management team as academy skills coach.

Ian Gough back to boost Dragons against Scarlets

Free Press Series: SEASONED CAMPAIGNER: Ian Gough was one of a number of experienced players in Dragons’ line-up against Ospreys

5:41pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

IAN Gough has recovered from a shoulder injury to bolster Newport Gwent Dragons’ second row for Sunday’s Guinness Pro12 derby with the Scarlets, writes Chris Kirwan.

Wales boss Chris Coleman insists he doesn't care about his critics

Free Press Series: Wales' Manager Chris Coleman during the UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying, Group B match at the the Camp d'Esports del M.I. Consell General, Andorra le Vella, Andorra. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 9, 2014. See PA story SOCCER A

3:34pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

WALES manager Chris Coleman admits he has given up trying to win over his critics.

Wales call on ex-County man Lee Evans

12:25pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

FORMER Newport County midfielder Lee Evans has been called up for the senior Wales squad for the first time.

HAVE YOUR SAY: Dragons' player of the month

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10:35am Wednesday 1st October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have had a frustrating first month of the season but ended September on a high with victory against Treviso.

Life away from Rodney Parade the true test of Dragons - Lee Byrne

Free Press Series: Bristol v Dragons. Lee Byrne on the ball. (9378555)

9:05am Wednesday 1st October 2014

CAPTAIN Lee Byrne says the next month will be the true test of Newport Gwent Dragons' character as they experience life on the road.

Darcy Blake's hat-trick for pub team sparks row

Free Press Series: Darcy Blake (4871788)

11:44am Tuesday 30th September 2014

FORMER Wales international Darcy Blake, who ended last season at Newport County AFC, has sparked a row after turning out for his local team in the amateur North Gwent League.

We can cope without Aaron Ramsey, says Wales star

Free Press Series: RULED OUT: Wales will cope without Aaron Ramsey, left, according to Chris Gunter, centre

10:53am Tuesday 30th September 2014

NEWPORT’S Chris Gunter says the Wales squad is strong enough to cope without influential midfielder Aaron Ramsey for next month’s Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Lyn Jones: On-song Dragons tyro Elliot Dee in the mix for Wales selection

Free Press Series: Dragons squad 2014-15. Elliot Dee (9444121)

9:05am Tuesday 30th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones believes hooker Elliot Dee is in the mix for Wales selection after making a superb start to the season.

Relieved Dragons know they must up their game in Llanelli

Free Press Series: Newport  Gwent Dragons v Benetton Rugby Treviso.  Pictured is Newport Gwent Dragons Player No 9 Jonathan Evans on the break. (10842228)

7:07am Tuesday 30th September 2014

CHAMPAGNE wasn't flowing at Rodney Parade as it was at Gleneagles on Sunday evening but victory meant just as much for Newport Gwent Dragons as it did for the European Ryder Cup team.

Draw made for Ben Francis Cup

12:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE DRAW has been made for the Ben Francis Cup, which has been re-launched after a three-year absence.

Former County man Evans could be in line for Wales call

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

1:40pm Monday 29th September 2014

FORMER Newport County midfielder Lee Evans could be in line to make his senior international bow next month after Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey was ruled out of Wales’ Euro 2016 double-header.

Lyn Jones: Dragons on the up thanks to return of seasoned backs

Free Press Series: Newport  Gwent Dragons v Benetton Rugby Treviso.  Pictured is Newport Gwent Dragons Player No 11 Hallam Amos scoring the opening try. (10842243)

9:04am Monday 29th September 2014

DIRECTOR of rugby Lyn Jones hailed the return of his experienced campaigners after Newport Gwent Dragons enjoyed their first Guinness Pro12 win of the season.

Dragons 33 Treviso 15

Free Press Series: Newport  Gwent Dragons v Benetton Rugby Treviso.  Pictured is Newport Gwent Dragons Player No 11 Hallam Amos scoring his second try. (10842251)

6:06pm Sunday 28th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons ended a two-year wait for a four-try bonus point in the Guinness Pro12 with a comprehensive win against Treviso at Rodney Parade.

Ebbw Vale 22 Newport 25: Black and Ambers dig deep for derby win

Free Press Series: Ebbw Vale RFC v Newport RFC.  Pictured  is Newport player Barney Nightingale stopping an Ebbw Vale attack. (10838422)

4:23pm Sunday 28th September 2014

NEWPORT head coach Sven Cronk was full of praise for the character shown by his charges after they sneaked a precious Principality Premiership derby win at Ebbw Vale.

Dragons v Treviso

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3:16pm Sunday 28th September 2014

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

Young wing's wonder try sparks great fightback – Cardiff 24 Cross Keys 30

1:29pm Sunday 28th September 2014

CROSS Keys pride themselves on giving youth a chance and it was an 18-year-old on his debut who helped them pull off a stunning win over Cardiff.

Aaron Ramsey injury worry for Wales

Free Press Series: WALES WORRY: Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey suffered a hamstring injury on Saturday

11:04am Sunday 28th September 2014

ARSENAL midfielder Aaron Ramsey faces a race against time to be fit for Wales’ Euro 2016 qualifiers against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Cyprus.

Dragons to face Bucharest in Europe

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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.

Newport edge tense derby while Keys win in the capital

5:43pm Saturday 27th September 2014

NEWPORT got their Principality Premiership campaign up and running with a tense 25-22 victory at Ebbw Vale this afternoon while Cross Keys recorded a superb win in Cardiff.

Dragons tighthead Dan Way keen to catch the eye ahead of Brok Harris' autumn arrival

Free Press Series: FIRST START: Prop Dan Way is looking to impress in the Dragons front row against Treviso

10:12am Saturday 27th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons tighthead Dan Way is desperate to grasp his chance to impress ahead of the arrival of South African prop Brok Harris.

Kingsley Jones: Win can ignite Dragons' campaign

Free Press Series: WELCOME RETURN: Lee Byrne is back to boost the Dragons against Treviso

9:17am Saturday 27th September 2014

HEAD coach Kingsley Jones is confident that a win against Treviso tomorrow afternoon will spark Newport Gwent Dragons' Guinness Pro12 campaign into life.

Championship preview: Pooler bid to stretch their home winning streak

Free Press Series: SPREADING PLAY: Newbridge fly-half Kieron Meek on the attack against Glynneath last weekend (Picture: JASON CLARK)

8:33am Saturday 27th September 2014

PONTYPOOL will attempt to keep the heat on the Swalec Championship pacesetters when they host Narberth this afternoon.

Principality Premiership preview: Ebbw Vale set for long-awaited bruising derby against Newport

7:47am Saturday 27th September 2014

EBBW Vale's four-year wait for a Principality Premiership derby at Eugene Cross Park ends this afternoon when Newport head to Eugene Cross Park.

Wales hit by Ken Owens injury blow

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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

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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.

Ebbw aiming to fly out of the blocks against Newport

Free Press Series: BIG THREAT: Ronny Kynes has made a habit of powering over from strong Ebbw Vale driving lineouts

10:10am Friday 26th September 2014

EBBW Vale are looking to start their derby against Newport with a bang as they bid to maintain their dream return to the Principality Premiership.

Bedwas look to build on stunning derby fightback

10:06am Friday 26th September 2014

BUOYANT Bedwas will look to show the same fighting spirit that earned a derby success when they welcome Aberavon to Bridge Field tomorrow afternoon.

Dorian Jones back for Keys' trip to the capital

Free Press Series: WELCOME RETURN: Dorian Jones will pull the strings for Cross Keys in the capital

10:04am Friday 26th September 2014

CROSS Keys are set to be bolstered by the return of fly-half Dorian Jones as they attempt to extend their winning streak against Cardiff.

LEWIS EVANS: Sunday slot gives us perfect preparation for crunch Treviso clash

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9:00am Friday 26th September 2014

THERE are quite a few golfers in the Newport Gwent Dragons squad but we’re more than happy to be missing the Ryder Cup finale in order to be in the best possible shape for our must-win clash with Treviso.

Ashley Smith back to solve Dragons midfield crisis

Free Press Series: ORGANISER: Centre Ashley Smith should give the Dragons a boost in attack and defence

8:03am Friday 26th September 2014

ASHLEY Smith has given Newport Gwent Dragons a huge lift by declaring himself fit to face Treviso at Rodney Parade.

Dee: Dragons have to grind Treviso down

Free Press Series: Dragons squad 2014-15. Elliot Dee (9444121)

6:32am Friday 26th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons won't care too much about style on Sunday as long as the clash with Treviso at Rodney Parade yields four morale-boosting Guinness Pro12 points.

Ben John happy to take centre stage after answering Dragons' SOS

Free Press Series: IN AT THE DEEP END: Ben John started in the Dragons' midfield just days after joining on loan from the Ospreys

9:05am Thursday 25th September 2014

CENTRE Ben John hopes that practice will make perfect when he lines up for Newport Gwent Dragons against Treviso on Sunday.

I'm still up for Bluebirds job, says former Exiles assistant

Free Press Series: AMBITION: Scott Young, right, was assistant manager under Peter Beadle at Newport County

12:19pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

FORMER Newport County AFC assistant manager Scott Young insists he still wants to be considered for the top job at Cardiff City despite the Bluebirds’ Capital One Cup capitulation, writes Andrew Penman.

Dragons' injury woes worsen

Free Press Series: INJURY BLOW: Pat Leach suffered a knee injury in the Dragons' win against Northampton

9:04am Wednesday 24th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons’ injury crisis has deepened ahead of Sunday’s must-win Guinness Pro12 clash with Treviso.

Doubts over future of Judgment Day double-header

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Dragons v Scarlets Judgement Day 2013
Pat Leach (2231467)

12:02pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE future of regional rugby's Judgement Day is in doubt with no agreement in place to host the Guinness Pro12 double-header derby day at the Millennium Stadium next Easter.

Wasteful Dragons need to rack up the phases - Rynard Landman

Free Press Series: HARD CARRY: Dragons lock Rynard Landman takes on the Glasgow defence

9:02am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

LOCK Rynard Landman says Newport Gwent Dragons cannot afford to be as wasteful with the ball if they are to get their season up and running against Treviso on Sunday.

Dragons hit by injury blow as Jack Dixon faces three months out

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

8:10am Monday 22nd September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons centre Jack Dixon faces three months on the sidelines because of a wrist injury.

Dragons left with no margin for error against Treviso after third spluttering display on the spin

Free Press Series: Taulupe Faletau (10572700)

4:48pm Sunday 21st September 2014

THE Newport Gwent Dragons management declared that there would be "no excuses" for not pushing on this season yet unfortunately they are coming thick and fast.

Neath 18 Ebbw Vale 29

Free Press Series: BALL'S GONE: Ebbw Vale's Chris Thomas gets the ball away

3:07pm Sunday 21st September 2014

EBBW Vale lasted the pace much better against Neath to make in two bonus-point victories on the trot back in the Welsh Premiership, writes Tony Poole.

Injuries add to Cross Keys' woes – Cross Keys 25 Bedwas 29

Free Press Series:

11:58am Sunday 21st September 2014

A BITTERLY disappointing defeat for Cross Keys was compounded by the crushing news that two key men could be sidelined for some time.

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.

Newbridge gunning for first Championship win

10:01am Saturday 20th September 2014

NEWBRIDGE aim stay on an upward trend to get their first Swalec Championship win under their belt when they travel to Glynneath this afternoon (kick-off 2.30pm), writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons' delight at snapping up centre Ben John

Free Press Series: NEW BOY: Ben John has signed for the Dragons on loan from the Ospreys

8:32am Saturday 20th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are hoping that Ben John will be a reassuring, Pat Leach-like figure in their midfield after signing the Ospreys centre on an emergency loan.






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