Opportunity knocks for Dragons' sevens aces

9:12am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SEVENS coach Nick Wakley has told his young guns not to waste a golden opportunity to impress the Newport Gwent Dragons management team this weekend.

Former Rodney Parade favourite Mike Poole lands coaching job in Cork

Free Press Series: IRISH OPPORTUNITY: Former Newport and Dragons wing Mike Poole has landed a coaching job in Cork

9:02am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MIKE Poole will cut his coaching teeth in the Irish city where he locked horns with an All Blacks legend and saw yellow for a tip tackle after landing a job in Cork, writes Chris Kirwan.

Pooler to hold supporters evening

5:08pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PONTYPOOL will give an update on their bid to get the green light for promotion when they hold a supporters evening.

Wales internationals lead Dragons' 7s challenge

Free Press Series: Rhys Jones in Wales Sevens squad

12:26pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WALES Sevens internationals Rhys Jones and Sam Cross will spearhead Newport Gwent Dragons’ challenge at the Premiership Rugby 7s on Saturday evening.

Dragons give James Thomas a second chance

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8:00am Monday 21st July 2014

FORWARD James Thomas has returned to Newport Gwent Dragons after signing a full-time deal with the Rodney Parade region.

Tyler Morgan in fitness race for Dragons' season opener

Free Press Series: Tyler Morgan (5565374)

8:50am Saturday 19th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are set to be without teenage centre/wing Tyler Morgan for the start of their Guinness Pro12 campaign.

Torfaen Tigers looking to clinch top spot on intriguing final day

7:04am Saturday 19th July 2014

TORFAEN Tigers are attempting to clinch top spot in the South Wales Conference when they host Valley Cougars A on the final day of the regular season.

Jevon Groves: Commonwealth Games can be springboard for Wales' sevens stars

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Wales v New Zealand All Blacks
Aaron Shingler is tackled by Aaron Cruden (6793912)

9:37am Friday 18th July 2014

JEVON Groves hopes his young Wales sevens teammates will follow in the footsteps of international stars after impressing at the Commonwealth Games, writes Chris Kirwan.

Bedwas boss: New recruits are a perfect fit

7:11am Friday 18th July 2014

HEAD coach Steve Law believes his new Bridge Field recruits fit perfectly into the Bedwas blueprint, writes Chris Kirwan.

Swalec Championship fixtures: Blackwood host RGC on opening day

5:26pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

BLACKWOOD will open their Swalec Championship season by welcoming promotion hopefuls RGC 1404 to Glan-yr-Afon Park while Pontypool and Newbridge go on their travels.

Pooler set up pre-season encounter with Quins

11:31am Wednesday 16th July 2014

PONTYPOOL will prepare for the Swalec Championship season by hosting Principality Premiership title hopefuls Carmarthen Quins.

Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies: Regions aren't chasing 'victory', just a fair deal

Free Press Series: Newport Gwent Dragons Chief Executive Gareth Davies (1141818)

8:34am Wednesday 16th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies insists the regions have no desire to 'beat' the Welsh Rugby Union in the saga over a fresh participation agreement – all they want is a fair deal.

Pooler strengthen pack with Jeune return

Free Press Series: Newport RFC v Carmarthen Quins Jamie Jeune bursts through  (2655149)

12:05pm Monday 14th July 2014

PONTYPOOL have bolstered their pack ahead of the coming Swalec Championship campaign by securing the return of experienced front row forward Jamie Jeune, writes Chris Kirwan.

Regions want WRU response by this afternoon

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6:37am Monday 14th July 2014

THE FOUR regions have told the Welsh Rugby Union that they want a response to their latest offer by 4pm today as the spat over a fresh participation agreement rumbles on, writes Chris Kirwan.

PREMIERSHIP FIXTURES: Ebbw Vale host Drovers on return to top flight

Free Press Series: TRY SCORER: Ebbw Vale captain Damien Hudd touched down during the away win over Cardiff Met last weekend

6:00am Monday 14th July 2014

EBBW Vale will get the chance for revenge for a rare home defeat when they make their return to the Principality Premiership on September 13.

Cross Keys and Bedwas set to clash in Ystrad Mynach

8:06am Saturday 12th July 2014

CROSS Keys and Bedwas will prepare for the new season with a friendly encounter at Newport Gwent Dragons' new training base, writes Chris Kirwan.

Regions hit out at WRU as negotiations stall

3:10pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE FOUR regions are preparing for life without a participation agreement with the Welsh Rugby Union after hitting out at the governing body to failing to convert constructive meetings into a fresh deal.

Former Wales international enjoys Stateside success

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3:38pm Friday 11th July 2014

NEWPORT County AFC endured a miserable time under a coach named Hudson back in 2011 but things are going far better for another Hudson in America, writes Andrew Penman.

English trio await Gwent side in BIC

12:30pm Friday 11th July 2014

GWENT'S representative in the British and Irish Cup will enjoy group stage trips on the motorway rather than racking up some air miles after being drawn with a trio of English opponents, writes Chris Kirwan.

Hancock gunning for promotion after return to Pooler

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12:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

FLY-HALF Tom Hancock is aiming to help Pontypool return to the Principality Premiership after signing up for a third spell at the club.

Gareth Davies flattered after being tipped for WRU board

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

9:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies says he is flattered after being tipped by Cardiff Blues chairman chairman Peter Thomas as the “ideal man” to replace Gerald Davies on the board of the Welsh Rugby Union.

Ex-Dragon Wayne Evans seals Coventry move

Free Press Series: HAPPY RETURN: Scrum-half Wayne Evans will make his first start of the season on Sunday

4:36pm Thursday 10th July 2014

SCRUM-HALF Wayne Evans has signed for Coventry after leaving Newport Gwent Dragons, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons handed Galway opener in Guinness Pro12

Free Press Series: Newport Gwent Dragons versus Connacht
PINCERED Dragon Jack Dixon (4803850)

11:20am Thursday 10th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will open their season with a trip to Galway to take on Connacht in the Guinness Pro12.

Newport snap up hooker Will Evans

9:01am Thursday 10th July 2014

NEWPORT have bolstered their front row by signing hooker Will Evans from Moseley, writes Chris Kirwan.

Opportunity knocks at Premiership 7s for Griffiths and young Dragons

Free Press Series: Newport RFC v Pontypridd RFC.  Pictured is Newport player No 7 Oliver Griffiths breaking out of his own half. (5594967)

8:22am Thursday 10th July 2014

OPENSIDE Ollie Griffiths hopes to take a first step towards emulating a pair of Newport Gwent Dragons friends and rivals by catching the eye for the region in the Premiership Rugby 7s.

Dragons still waiting over move for prop Brok Harris

7:03am Thursday 10th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are still waiting on a date for their hearing to try and get their move for prop Brok Harris rubber-stamped, writes Chris Kirwan.

Newport suffer Flanagan blow but swoop for sevens ace Cross

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9:33am Wednesday 9th July 2014

NEWPORT have suffered mixed fortunes in the transfer market – Dai Flanagan's move to Rodney Parade has collapsed but the Black and Ambers have snapped up Wales Sevens ace Sam Cross.

Nick Wakley at the helm for Dragons' sevens bid

Free Press Series: BOSS: Nick Wakley, who played for Pontypool, Ebbw Vale and Newport, will be in charge for Newport Gwent Dragons at the Premiership 7s

9:03am Wednesday 9th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have turned to sevens specialist coach Nick Wakley to take charge of their challenge in the Premiership Rugby 7s, writes Chris Kirwan.

Will Harries feeling sharp thanks to sevens return

Free Press Series: Newport Gwent Dragons versus Connacht
SURGE Dragon Will Harries (4803910)

9:03am Tuesday 8th July 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons winger Will Harries says he is sharper than ever thanks to his return to sevens.

Tigers keep up title push

Free Press Series: TRY TIME: Mike Edwards crashes over

10:23am Tuesday 8th July 2014

TORFAEN Tigers continued their winning run in the Welsh Conference South with a scrappy 36-14 win over Cardiff Spartans.

Jones heads back to Ebbw

11:28am Monday 7th July 2014

EBBW Vale have continued to strengthen their squad ahead of their Principality Premiership return by securing the return of centre Adam Jones, writes Chris Kirwan.

Jevon Groves eyeing Rio Olympics after sevens return

8:11am Monday 7th July 2014

JEVON Groves has admitted the dream of representing Great Britain at the Rio Olympics was a big factor in leaving Newport Gwent Dragons to return to playing sevens.

Wales can be golden boys in Glasgow - Sevens boss Gareth Williams

Free Press Series: Will Harries is tackled by Adam Jones and Ryan Jones (5574329)

8:49am Saturday 5th July 2014

WALES Sevens boss Gareth Williams is backing his team to mix it with the big boys in their bid to be on the podium at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Former Dragons going for glory in Glasgow

Free Press Series: SAME AGAIN: Jevon Groves, try scorer last week against Zebre, starts at lock

11:01am Friday 4th July 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons players Jevon Groves and Will Harries have been named in the Wales Sevens squad for the Commonwealth Games.

Ex-Dragon Sam Parry aiming to fill Richard Hibbard's boots

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DRAGONS V OSPREYS
DRAGON'S PLAYER SAM PARRY ON THE ATTACK AGAINST THE OSPREYS (7839538)

7:57am Friday 4th July 2014

SAM Parry admits it will be a hard job to replace Richard Hibbard at the Ospreys but has pledged to give it a good crack.

Cwmbran dinner with rugby icons

Free Press Series: Argus-Mark     24-11-07Wales v South Africa (Prince Williams Cup)Jonathan Davies (3734811)

1:42pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

THREE rugby legends will be stars of the show at a dinner in Cwmbran in the build-up to Wales’ autumn internationals.

Davies to leave WRU role

11:06am Thursday 3rd July 2014

RUGBY icon Gerald Davies has decided not to seek re-election to the board of the Welsh Rugby Union.

Sam Warburton: Dragons have struck gold with Andy Powell signing

Free Press Series: Andy Powell  (6922339)

9:13am Thursday 3rd July 2014

SAM Warburton believes Newport Gwent Dragons have pulled off a masterstroke by bringing number eight Andy Powell back to Wales.

Stiff challenge for Keys in Foster's 7s

2:24pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

CROSS Keys will once again attempt to topple champions Pontypridd when they lock horns in the opening round of the Foster's National 7s, writes Chris Kirwan.

CRICKET: Usk lose top spot

12:11pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

RAIN wiped out the majority of matches in the Thomas, Carroll Glamorgan and Monmouthshire Cricket League but the Division One games that were played threw up some surprise results.

Pooler sign influential flanker Rob Nash

Free Press Series: SWA CT 7.4.12CROSS KEYS V THE CORNISH PIRATES ROB NASH ON THE ATTACK (7589322)

12:03pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

PONTYPOOL have fired a signal of intent in their bid to return to the Principality Premiership by securing the return of flanker Rob Nash, writes Chris Kirwan.

Newport Saracens begin pre-season training

11:12am Tuesday 1st July 2014

NEWPORT Saracens RFC pre-season training starts tonight at 6.30pm at the club’s ground off the Southern Distributor Road.

Ex-Dragon Coundley pens Neath deal

5:31pm Monday 30th June 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons loosehead prop Aaron Coundley has signed for Principality Premiership side Neath, writes Chris Kirwan.

UEFA Super Cup set for sell-out in Cardiff

Free Press Series: Real's Gareth Bale, lifts the Champion League trophy on his head, after the Champions League final soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in Lisbon, Portugal, Saturday, May 24, 2014. Real Madrid won 4-1. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki). (65150

11:33am Monday 30th June 2014

THE Football Association of Wales (FAW) has confirmed that the 2014 UEFA Super Cup final in Cardiff is on course for a sell-out.

Peter Kennaugh sprints to glory in Abergavenny

Free Press Series: Peter Kennaugh beats teammate Ben Swift to win the National Road Race titile (7656277)

6:59pm Sunday 29th June 2014

TEAM Sky rider Peter Kennaugh won a dramatic sprint to the line to beat teammate Ben Swift to the National Road Race title in Abergavenny.

Luke Charteris: Timing was wrong for return to Wales

Free Press Series: Luke Charteris is tackled by Kelly Brown (4634096)

4:20pm Sunday 29th June 2014

LUKE Charteris turned down an offer to return to Newport Gwent Dragons in favour of staying in France.

Olympic champ Laura Trott triumphs in Abergavenny

Free Press Series: Laura Trott celebrates as she crosses the line to win the Womens Road Race during day four of the National Time Trial Championships, Monmouthshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday June 29, 2014. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire

2:13pm Sunday 29th June 2014

OLYMPIC track champion Laura Trott conquered the roads of Monmouthshire to claim the women’s National Road Race crown in Abergavenny.

Wales Women edged out by USA

Free Press Series: Womens Rugby Wales v USA at Crosskeys RFC.  Pictured scoring a try in the second half is Welsh No8 Sioned Harries. (7646628)

7:23pm Saturday 28th June 2014

A LATE penalty by USA fly half Kimber Rozier proved the difference as Wales fell to a 10-7 defeat in their Women's Rugby World Cup warm-up match in Cross Keys.

Fiji secure World Cup showdown with Wales

3:24pm Saturday 28th June 2014

WALES will face Fiji at the Millennium Stadium in next year's World Cup after thrashing the Cook Islands 108-6, writes Chris Kirwan.

Titans bid to stun Bulls

6:11am Saturday 28th June 2014

NEWPORT Titans are looking to prevent Bridgend Blue Bulls from going to the top of the Welsh Conference South when they clash at Pyle RFC this afternoon (kick-off 2pm).








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