James Thomas reaps the rewards of listening to captain Coombs’ Premiership advice

Free Press Series: SECOND CHANCE: James Thomas, pictured captaining Wales Under-20s against England in 2010, is looking to grasp his opportunity at Newport Gwent Dragons

9:03am Thursday 24th July 2014

JAMES Thomas responded to a pep talk from Andrew Coombs when he was released by Newport Gwent Dragons in 2011 and now he sets about attempting to follow in the Wales lock's footsteps.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Darren Waters: I leave the Dragons with a heavy heart after overwhelming support

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Newport Gwent Dragons v Edinburgh
Darren Waters (7582954)

9:02am Friday 27th June 2014

FLANKER Darren Waters admits it was hard to say goodbye to Newport Gwent Dragons after all that the region has done for him but the chance to test himself in the Aviva Premiership with London Welsh was too good to pass up.

Darren Waters leaves Dragons for London Welsh

Free Press Series: IMPRESSIVE: Darren Waters is putting the heat on skipper Lewis Evans

1:22pm Thursday 26th June 2014

FLANKER Darren Waters has left Newport Gwent Dragons to join London Welsh’s battle for Aviva Premiership survival.

Tovey grafting hard ahead of battle for Dragons'10 jersey

Free Press Series: Jason Tovey is tackled by Billy Holland and Donncha O'Callaghan (2777286)

9:20am Wednesday 25th June 2014

WITH Newport Gwent Dragons having plenty of exciting three-quarters at their disposal next season, Jason Tovey is grafting hard to make sure he is the one pulling the strings.

Andy Powell: I'll prove the doubters wrong by being a Dragons hit

Free Press Series: Andy Powell  (6922361)

9:16am Tuesday 24th June 2014

ANDY Powell is looking forward to serving up humble pie to the doubters who believe the powerhouse number eight has headed to Newport Gwent Dragons for a last hurrah.

Edwards lands Bath job

Free Press Series: POSITIVE: Newport Gwent Dragons head coach Darren Edwards

12:29pm Monday 23rd June 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons head coach Darren Edwards has joined the management team at Bath.

Dragons wait for green light to sign South African prop Brok Harris

7:45am Saturday 21st June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have lined up South African prop Brok Harris to solve their tighthead problem but need the green light from the Welsh Rugby Union before they can complete the deal, writes Chris Kirwan.

Kingsley Jones: Dragons won't rush bright Wales U20s prospects

Free Press Series: PULLING THE STRINGS: Dragons and Cross Keys fly-half Angus O'Brien in action for Wales Under-20s

9:48am Thursday 19th June 2014

ONLY South Africa's Blue Bulls, the Waratahs of Australia and Ireland's Leinster can eclipse Newport Gwent Dragons' tally of players at the Junior World Championship but head coach Kingsley Jones has pledged not to rush their Wales Under-20s contingent.

Kingsley Jones: Now I can start properly at Newport Gwent Dragons

Free Press Series: Kingsley Jones and Steve Jones (1200920)

8:17am Wednesday 18th June 2014

HEAD coach Kingsley Jones is relishing the chance to really get his teeth into the job at Newport Gwent Dragons this season, writes Chris Kirwan.

Andy Powell isn't just here for a last hurrah - Dragons coach Kingsley Jones

Free Press Series: CARRYING HARD: Andy Powell has changed codes to play for Wigan

9:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

HEAD coach Kingsley Jones doesn't expect new recruit Andy Powell to be a one-season wonder at Newport Gwent Dragons.

Dragons set to host Saints in Ebbw Vale

Free Press Series: Newport Gwent Dragons v Northampton Saints in LV Cup. Pictured is No 8 Netani Talei during a double tackle by the Saints defence. (3639438)

8:02am Friday 13th June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are set to play English champions Northampton in Ebbw Vale because of Barack Obama and his fellow world leaders.

Dragons tempt Huw Bevan away from England cricket

11:01am Wednesday 11th June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have appointed Huw Bevan as their high performance manager and believe the England cricket team’s strength and conditioning coach is the perfect man to make the most of their new state-of-the-art training base.

Dragons sign former Wales and Lions powerhouse Andy Powell

Free Press Series: DRAGONS SIGNING: Andy Powell

8:02am Wednesday 11th June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are bringing Andy Powell back to Rodney Parade after signing the former Wales and Lions back row forward on a one-year deal.

Kingsley Jones relishing Dragons' Paris date

Free Press Series: Kingsley Jones relishing Dragons' Paris date

5:09pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

HEAD coach Kingsley Jones is relishing the chance for Newport Gwent Dragons to test themselves in a pressure cooker Parisian atmosphere next season.

Dragons face Stade Francais and Newcastle in Europe

Free Press Series: CLOSING IN: Jason Tovey needs just 10 points to pass Ceri Sweeney and become the Dragons' leading points scorer

12:32pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have been drawn in pool three of the European Rugby Challenge Cup alongside Stade Francais and Newcastle.

Kingsley Jones pens long-term Dragons deal

Free Press Series: Dragons urged to bounce back after Bordeaux misery

8:02am Tuesday 10th June 2014

KINGSLEY Jones has committed his future to Newport Gwent Dragons by penning a new long-term deal with the region and has been given the title of head coach.

Dragons appoint new commercial boss

9:48am Monday 9th June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have appointed a new commercial director.

Dragons to hold season preview dinner

12:35pm Friday 6th June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will be holding a meet the players evening at Rodney Parade ahead of the new season.

Strange turns down tempting Dragons approach

Free Press Series: TOP COACH: Ebbw Vale boss Jason Strange

9:02am Wednesday 4th June 2014

EBBW Vale boss Jason Strange has reluctantly turned down an approach to join the Newport Gwent Dragons coaching set-up.

Dragons christen new training base

Free Press Series: Caerphilly County Borough Centre for Sporting Excellence was officially opened by specially invited guests.  Pictured is the 3G Rugby Pitch at the sports complex. (6430247)

9:02am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons were back for pre-season training yesterday just 23 days after ending their campaign on a high against Treviso at Rodney Parade, writes Chris Kirwan.

Sevens offer for Dragons season ticket holders

12:00pm Monday 2nd June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons season ticket holders have the chance to snap up discount tickets for the Welsh leg of the Premiership Rugby 7s.

Matthew Morgan: I turned down Dragons for fresh start outside of Wales

Free Press Series: LIVEWIRE: Matthew Morgan turned down the Dragons in favour of Bristol

9:02am Monday 2nd June 2014

MATTHEW Morgan says it was the lure of a fresh challenge outside Wales that saw him turn down an offer from Newport Gwent Dragons, writes Chris Kirwan.

Warren Gatland: Ystrad Mynach training base will give Dragons a huge lift

Free Press Series: Caerphilly County Borough Centre for Sporting Excellence was officially opened by specially invited guests.  Pictured is Warren Gatland getting a warm reception from the young school children playing rugby on the 3G pitch. (6430263)

9:29am Friday 23rd May 2014

WALES boss Warren Gatland hopes that Newport Gwent Dragons' new training base can help give him plenty of selection headaches in the coming years, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons coach Kingsley Jones leaves Russia role

Free Press Series: CALL TO FANS: Dragons forwards coach Kingsley Jones, left, pictured with director of rugby Lyn Jones

5:42pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons assistant coach Kingsley Jones will take charge of Russia for the final time this weekend, writes Chris Kirwan.

UPDATED: Regions to kick off Anglo-Welsh sevens battle

Free Press Series: Pienaar's kicking prowess will keep me on my toes - Dragons full-back Jones

9:12pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

THE Welsh regions are set to take part in the pre-season Aviva Premiership Sevens tournament as part of their sponsorship deal with BT Sport, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons chief executive: Solidarity was key to regions' £5million deal

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9:32am Tuesday 20th May 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies says it was the Welsh regions' united front that enabled them to bag a bumper sponsorship deal with BT Sport.

Jevon Groves poised for Blues after Dragons exit

Free Press Series: Newport Gwent Dragons versus Bath Rugby in the Amlin Challenge Cup
IN THE THICK OF IT  Dragons Jevon Groves (3376681)

8:32am Tuesday 20th May 2014

FLANKER Jevon Groves has left Newport Gwent Dragons and is poised to return to Welsh rivals Cardiff Blues.

Regions agree BT deal

Free Press Series: Regions agree BT deal

3:29pm Monday 19th May 2014

THE four Welsh regions have been given a boost after a new three-year sponsorship deal was agreed with BT Sport.

Flying Fijian Netani Talei out to secure Wales World Cup showdown

Free Press Series: Newport Gwent Dragons versus London Wasps
Dragons Netani Talei charges forward (2537234)

11:32am Wednesday 14th May 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons back row forward Netani Talei will attempt to secure a World Cup showdown with Wales next month, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons confident Gloucester won't lure their Joneses

7:01pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are confident that coaches Lyn Jones and Kingsley Jones will be at the helm next season after the pair were linked with Gloucester.

Six Dragons named in trial squads

Free Press Series: INTERNATIONAL AIM: Hallam Amos wants to head to South Africa to add to the cap he won against Tonga

12:09pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

SIX Newport Gwent Dragons players will feature in the Wales trial match at the Liberty Stadium on May 30.

Dixon wants to be a leader for Wales U20s

9:20am Tuesday 13th May 2014

JACK Dixon hopes to show his leadership qualities when he heads to New Zealand with Wales Under-20s next month, writes Chris Kirwan.

Taulupe Faletau: Dragons pack needs to give our young guns a fighting chance

Free Press Series: Baker pens fresh Ospreys deal

9:02am Tuesday 13th May 2014

TAULUPE Faletau admits that Newport Gwent Dragons' burgeoning backs have put the pack under pressure to fire next season, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons' teen sensation Tyler Morgan: I've got so much more to learn

Free Press Series: Newport Gwent Dragon v Benetton Rugby Treviso.  Pictured on the attack is Dragons player Tyler Morgan on a break about to score a try. (6093449)

9:02am Monday 12th May 2014

TYLER Morgan stunned Lions star Taulupe Faletau with his dazzling display against Treviso but the talented Newport Gwent Dragons teen says he has plenty to learn both on and off the field this summer.

Nervy win a good advert for Dragons' recruitment

Free Press Series: Newport Gwent Dragon v Benetton Rugby Treviso.  Pictured on the charge is Dragons player Thomas Rhys Thomas. (6093453)

5:02pm Sunday 11th May 2014

A POWERPOINT presentation couldn't have demonstrated the reasoning behind Lyn Jones' recruitment drive any better than Newport Gwent Dragons last outing of 2013/14.

Dragons 20 Treviso 19

Free Press Series: Dragons 20 Treviso 19

8:24pm Saturday 10th May 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons ended their season on a winning note by edging out Treviso 20-19 at Rodney Parade.

Dragons v Treviso

6:22pm Saturday 10th May 2014

UPDATES from Rodney Parade as Newport Gwent Dragons finish their season against Treviso in the RaboDirect Pro12 (kick-off 6.30pm).

Hallam Amos: Final day delight won't mask Dragons disappointing finish

Free Press Series: Hallam Amos (5574311)

9:32am Saturday 10th May 2014

FULL-BACK Hallam Amos will not be content with where Newport Gwent Dragons finish in the RaboDirect Pro12 regardless of how final day pans out, writes Chris Kirwan.

Last hurrah for Dragons lock Robert Sidoli

Free Press Series: LAST HURRAH: Dragons Rob Sidoli on the attack

8:02am Saturday 10th May 2014

FORMER Wales lock Robert Sidoli will make his last hurrah for Newport Gwent Dragons when he comes off the bench against Treviso this evening, writes Chris Kirwan.

Lewis Evans is your Argus Dragon of the Year

Free Press Series: Argus Reporter Chris Kirwan hands over the Argus Dragon of the Year trophy to Lewis Evans. (6080880)

4:27pm Friday 9th May 2014

LEWIS Evans has followed in the footsteps of two back row icons after being voted as your Argus Dragon of the Year for 2013/14.








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