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Monmouthshire sport

SUPERSTAR: Wales depend on Newport Gwent Dragons number eight Taulupe Faletau

Taulupe Faletau is our Mr Reliable and is hitting his prime but we can't take him for granted, says Wales boss Warren Gatland

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Wales are gambling with just two World Cup hookers, admits Warren Gatland

READY FOR ACTION: Cory Hill starts at lock for Newport Gwent Dragons in Galway

Connacht a tough test of Dragons' ambitions come rain or shine, says lock Cory Hill

BACK HOME: Wes Cunliffe will play for Newport this season after returning to his home city from Ebbw Vale

Winger Wes Cunliffe: Newport can be contenders at the top again

Bullish Bedwas targeting another play-off bid

KICKING GAME: Fly-half Ethan Davies will be tasked with playing the territorial game as well as going on the run for Cross Keys

Cross Keys plan to use powerful pack to chase Premiership six-pointers

KEY FIGURE: Damien Hudd will lead from the front again for Ebbw Vale

Steelmen must cope with no longer being a surprise package, admits new boss Davies

FIRST GAME: Ed Jackson starts at number eight

Six Dragons set for debuts in Pro12 opener at Connacht

NO REST: Taulupe Faletau will take on Italy again

No rest for Faletau as key man is included for Wales final tune-up

ON THE UP: Carl Meyer has been grafting hard since earning a pro deal with Newport Gwent Dragons

Carl Meyer: I've come on leaps and bounds as a Dragons full-timer

Wales given pre-Cyprus rankings lift

Wales rise above England in FIFA rankings

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Regan Poole of Newport County AFC puts a cross into the box. (24316669)

Trust to update financial target as Butcher hits transfer trail

Referee Ben Whitehouse, WRU head of rugby Josh Lewsey, national match officials manager Nigel Whitehouse and Referee Craig Evans

Premiership points experiment won't reward cheats, insists referees boss Whitehouse

TARGET: Wales' Gareth Bale reacts after being fouled against Cyprus last year

You won't bully Bale, Wales boss warns Cyprus

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Lyn Jones: Dragons must show mental toughness to end Galway hoodoo

GALWAY RETURN: Tyler Morgan will feature for Newport Gwent Dragons against Connacht

Tyler Morgan to make swift Dragons return against Connacht

THE BOSS: Wales head coach Warren Gatland

Gatland: England may have more options but Wales are tried and tested

SPEEDSTER: Elliot Frewen hopes to take his sevens form into the Premiership campaign with Newport

Sevens glory against star-studded Wasps is perfect preparation, says Newport speedster Elliot Frewen

FITNESS RACE: Alun Wyn Jones is unlikely to play for Wales before their World Cup clash with England

Alun Wyn Jones won't be undercooked for England encounter, says Wales boss Warren Gatland

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‘He is an animal!’ Wales captain Sam Warburton says Taulupe Faletau is in the shape of his life

NOT THIS TIME: Dragons teenage centre Tyler Morgan, pictured on Wales debut against Ireland, has missed out on selection for the World Cup

Dragons teen Tyler Morgan can be a World Cup star of the future - Wales boss Warren Gatland

Wales' Chris Gunther (centre) during a training session at the Vale Resort, Glamorgan.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday August 31, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Paul Harding/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to

Hennessey: We're all buzzing about being on duty with Wales

C:ASS ACT: Justin Tipuric was superb against the Irish

Gatland: Captain Sam knows he's no Wales shoo-in

Six points for a try - Premiership set for experimental law changes

Six points for a try - Premiership set for experimental law changes

Hallam Amos get World Cup nod

Hallam Amos gets World Cup nod

LIVE: Wales' World Cup squad announcement

LIVE: Wales' World Cup squad announcement

Gatland: There's plenty more to come from Wales

Gatland: There's plenty more to come from Wales

THROUGH THE GAP: Dragon Rynard Landman outpaces Craig Mitchell of Blues

Dragons ready to cause upsets, says Rynard Landman

SPECIAL MOMENT: Dragons players celebrate after winning the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s title

SKIPPER sings praises of Dragons' Singha Premiership Rugby 7s heroes

Ireland 10 Wales 16

Ireland 10 Wales 16

LIVE: Ireland v Wales

LIVE: Ireland v Wales

TOUCHDOWN: New boy Sarel Pretorius goes over for the Dragons

Cardiff Blues 28 Newport Gwent Dragons 35

OUT TO IMPRESS: Tighthead Shaun Knight will want to catch the eye for Newport Gwent Dragons in the absence of Brok Harris

Dragons out to make some capital gains in last Pro12 warm-up

JOY: Harrison Keddie celebrates his winning try

Dragons win Singha Premiership Rugby 7s

HARD GRAFT: Exeter prop Tomas Francis, pictured tackling Newport Gwent Dragons' Nick Crosswell, is set for his Wales debut

The weight is finally over as powerhouse prop Tomas Francis makes long-awaited Test debut

RUNNING MAN: Hallam Amos can secure a World Cup spot if he impresses off the bench for Wales in Dublin

Show off on the big stage, Wales coach Neil Jenkins urges talented World Cup hopeful Hallam Amos

SEVENS HEAVEN: Newport Gwent Dragons will hope to follow their Welsh leg success with victory at the Singha Premiership 7s finals night

Dragons not looking beyond Sale in bid for sevens glory

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Wales flanker Dan Lydiate hopes to reap rewards of first 'proper' pre-season since last World Cup

Ebbw face stiff Exiles challenge


Fledgling Cuckoos set for Development League debut

BACK ON FORM: George North hit top form for Wales in the Six Nations finale against Italy

There's so much more growth in giant wing George North, says Wales boss Warren Gatland

FIFTY UP: George North will win his 50th cap for Wales on Saturday

Warren Gatland names Wales team to face Ireland

ON THE RUN: Dragons winger Nick Scott in pre-season action against Nottingham

Dragons winger Nick Scott ready to enjoy that winning feeling again

Dragons 7s skipper Jones: We're even stronger than last year

Dragons 7s skipper Jones: We're even stronger than last year

BRIGHT TALENT: Angus O'Brien, who will play at the Singha Premiership 7s finals night, is in a three-way battle for the start at Newport Gwent Dragons

Angus O'Brien can give Dragons a selection headache at 10, says coach Shaun Connor

Sam Burgess

League icon Burgess worthy of England World Cup call-up, insists coach Lancaster

Sam Burgess named in England Rugby World Cup squad

Sam Burgess named in England Rugby World Cup squad

BATTLE FOR STARTS: Ed Jackson and his Newport Gwent Dragons teammates will step it up against Cardiff Blues on Saturday

Dragons are going full pelt with big kick-off on the horizon, says new boy Ed Jackson

Injury concern Gareth Bale won't move to England this summer, warns manager Chris Coleman

Injury concern Gareth Bale won't move to England this summer, warns manager Chris Coleman

VICTORY CHARGE: Sam Warburton and Wales will hope to repeat their Six Nations triumph against Ireland on Saturday

Wales captain Sam Warburton: A win in Dublin would be perfect tonic for tough Twickenham tasks in World Cup

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