Lydiate confirms return to Wales

Free Press Series: Ospreys clash now the target for Dan Lydiate

10:09am Thursday 30th October 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons flanker Dan Lydiate has confirmed that he is returning to Wales from Racing Metro.

Young Dragons must be fearless at Ravenhill - Kingsley Jones

Free Press Series: GOLDEN CHANCE: Dragons flanker James Benjamin is set to feature against Ulster on Saturday

8:18am Thursday 30th October 2014

HEAD coach Kingsley Jones has urged Newport Gwent Dragons' young guns to play without fear when the injury-hit region takes on Ulster in Belfast on Saturday.

Dragons to bring back Steffan Jones

Free Press Series: Newport Gwent Dragons versus Bath Rugby in the Amlin Challenge Cup
PENALTY CONVERSION Dragons Steffan Jones (3376635)

8:04am Thursday 30th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are bringing fly-half Steffan Jones back from his season-long loan at Bedford, writes Chris Kirwan.

Wales expecting new-look Aussies to adopt usual attractive approach

6:01am Thursday 30th October 2014

WALES coach Neil Jenkins expects Australia to show their danger with ball in hand when they get their tour of the north under way this weekend, writes Chris Kirwan.

Cuthbert confident of hitting top gear for Australia opener

Free Press Series: WORKING HARD: Alex Cuthbert and his Wales teammates are grafting away in preparation for Australia

5:48am Thursday 30th October 2014

ALEX Cuthbert is a player that thrives on the Test scene and is confident of being back to his best when Wales open their autumn series against Australia next Saturday.

Robin McBryde: Wales need to graft hard to match Aussies' intensity

Free Press Series: TOP OF THE CHOPS: Australia's James Slipper is tackled by Wales' Dan Lydiate

10:43pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

ROBIN McBryde says Wales face plenty of toil on the training paddock as they attempt to avoid being caught cold by Australia.

Four Sunday dates for Dragons in the Pro12

4:18pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have been given four more Sunday dates in the Guinness Pro12 – with their trip to Leinster clashing with Wales versus Scotland in the Six Nations.

Ex-Dragon Ieuan Jones makes Ospreys move

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

4:02pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons back row forward Ieuan Jones has joined the Ospreys, writes Chris Kirwan.

Lock Rynard Landman proving to be a Dragons hit

Free Press Series: IMPRESSIVE START: Dragons lock Rynard Landman

9:04am Wednesday 29th October 2014

HE MAY be the last lock standing but Rynard Landman is making quite an impression at the start of his career with Newport Gwent Dragons.

Stade spirit can earn Dragons another upset at Ulster - Ashley Smith

Free Press Series: BULLISH: Dragons centre Ashley Smith believes they can upset the odds at Ulster

8:34am Wednesday 29th October 2014

CENTRE Ashley Smith has called on Newport Gwent Dragons to show the spirit of Paris to upset the odds against Ulster on Saturday evening.

Toby expects tough test throughout Autumn series

4:27pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons star and Wales number eight Taulupe Faletau, is expecting a tough autumn ahead of the Australia clash in Cardiff next week.

Dragons bring in 'Premiership's best' Rhys Williams on loan

1:54pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones is relishing the chance to have a close look at "the best centre in the Premiership" after signing Rhys Williams on loan, writes Chris Kirwan.

Rhys Webb relishing battle with world-class Mike Phillips for Wales start

Free Press Series: IN-FORM: Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb has been in blistering form for the Ospreys

1:04pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

RHYS Webb intends to "give it my best shot" in the battle for Wales scrum-half starting duty against Australia next month.

Paul James aiming to help young Ospreys flourish

Free Press Series: HEADING HOME: Paul James will return to the Ospreys from Bath next season

12:23pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

WALES prop Paul James has pledged to help the next crop of Ospreys front rowers flourish after returning from Aviva Premiership club Bath.

Injury-hit Dragons bring in Quins centre Rhys Williams on loan

10:40am Tuesday 28th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have signed Carmarthen Quins centre Rhys Williams on loan because of their midfield injury crisis.

Rynard Landman: Dragons' slicker attack is scant consolation

Free Press Series: HARD RUNNING: Rynard Landman leads by example for Newport Gwent Dragons against Newcastle

8:04am Tuesday 28th October 2014

IN-FORM lock Rynard Landman says it's little consolation that Newport Gwent Dragons' attacking game is showing signs of life after they shot themselves in the foot in Europe.

Dragons down to the bare bones for Ulster clash

Free Press Series: SIDELINED: Hooker Rhys Buckley has joined the Dragons' ever-growing injury list and faces three months on the sidelines

8:32am Monday 27th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons could be without over a third of their squad for Saturday's Guinness Pro12 clash with title hopefuls Ulster in Belfast.

Lyn Jones: Wasteful Dragons left with no margin for error in the North East

Free Press Series: MIXED BAG: Hallam Amos was excellent in attack for the Dragons but he made two costly errors against Newcastle

8:02am Monday 27th October 2014

IT should have been a dream start to the European Rugby Challenge Cup but instead Newport Gwent Dragons have been left needing to turn the tables on Newcastle in the North East in January.

Keys just denied by Pirates

5:44pm Sunday 26th October 2014

Cornish Pirates 34 Cross Keys 33

Lyn Jones: Dragons gifted victory to Falcons

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9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

DIRECTOR of rugby Lyn Jones was left to lament Newport Gwent Dragons’ “Keystone Cops” moments that saw them waste a golden opportunity to take command of their European Rugby Challenge Cup group.

Bedwas 29 Newport 16 – Black and Ambers facing relegation dogfight

10:31pm Saturday 25th October 2014

NEWPORT find themselves frightening close to the drop zone after a bitterly disappointing defeat saw them slump to their fourth loss in a row to a determined Bedwas.

Dragons given a Bucharest caution

8:37pm Saturday 25th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have been given a warning that they won't have things all their own way in Romania after Stade Francais sneaked a victory in the snow and cold against Bucharest Wolves.

Newport welcome back skipper for crunch Bedwas derby

9:11am Saturday 25th October 2014

NEWPORT will hope that Ollie Griffiths proves to be captain fantastic in their Principality Premiership derby with Bedwas this afternoon, writes Chris Kirwan.

Tovey to pull the strings for Keys in Penzance

Free Press Series: Tovey to pull the strings for Keys in Penzance

7:49am Saturday 25th October 2014

CROSS Keys will hope that Jason Tovey can provide them with a passport to progress in the British and Irish Cup when he pulls the strings against Cornish Pirates tomorrow afternoon (kick-off 3pm), writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons 26 Newcastle 30

Free Press Series: HARD YARDS: Rynard Landman carries for the Dragons  Pictures: MICHAEL EDEN

9:41pm Friday 24th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons produced some Parisian style on home soil but were as generous in defence as they were enterprising in attack to go down 30-26 to Newcastle in the European Rugby Challenge Cup.

LIVE: Dragons v Newcastle

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

Free Press Series:

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.

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.

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