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.

Stade Francais 22 Dragons 38

Free Press Series:

9:38pm Saturday 18th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons started their European Challenge Cup campaign in stunning fashion by not just beating Stade Francais in Paris but hammering them.

Stade Francais the litmus test for Dragons' improving pack - Lloyd Fairbrother

Free Press Series: HUGE TEST: Lloyd Fairbrother and the Newport Gwent Dragons tight five are ready to lock horns with Stade Francais

10:02am Saturday 18th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons' much-improved set piece has been one of the plus points in a chastening season but their tight five face the ultimate test in Paris this evening.

Dragons out to 'express themselves' in crunch Paris opener

Free Press Series: Tom Prydie is tackled by Peter Horne (10572794)

8:17am Saturday 18th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons intend to fight fire with fire when they open their European Rugby Challenge Cup campaign against Stade Francais in Paris tonight.

Angus O'Brien handed Dragons start in Paris

Free Press Series:

12:15pm Friday 17th October 2014

FLY-HALF Angus O’Brien will start as Newport Gwent Dragons take on Stade Francais in the European Rugby Challenge Cup in Paris on Saturday evening.

Richie Rees hoping that history repeats with a Dragons cup upset in France

Free Press Series: Richie Rees (10572625)

9:04am Friday 17th October 2014

FEW are giving Newport Gwent Dragons any hope in their European Rugby Challenge Cup opener in Paris tomorrow evening but Richie Rees knows from experience that underdogs can win in France.

LEWIS EVANS: Staying positive vital as we strive to get on a winning run

Free Press Series:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

THERE’S no doubt that it’s been a disappointing start to the season for Newport Gwent Dragons but we are staying positive and having belief is a massive factor in professional sport.

Stade Francais: Fringe players desperate to impress

12:48pm Thursday 16th October 2014

STADE Francais will be ringing the changes for their European Rugby Challenge Cup opener against Newport Gwent Dragons but their stand-in skipper says they aren't taking the tournament likely, writes Chris Kirwan.

Lyn Jones: Dragons can upset the odds in Paris

Free Press Series: STRONG SQUAD: Stade Francais are resting a host of big guns but still boast the likes of Paul Williams in their ranks

9:05am Thursday 16th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons boss Lyn Jones insists Saturday's clash with European heavyweights Stade Francais is no mission impossible.

Dragons aren't hitting the panic button despite horror start

Free Press Series: Pat Leach beats Billy Holland (2777331)

8:04am Thursday 16th October 2014

LYN Jones has refused to use injuries as an excuse for Newport Gwent Dragons' poor start to the season and insists nobody has hit the panic button at Rodney Parade.

Dragons will fire back as long as we stay tight - Rhys Thomas

Free Press Series: STICK TOGETHER: Hooker Rhys Thomas has urged Newport Gwent Dragons to stay positive

9:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons must show a united front to battle their way out of their current slump, says hooker Rhys Thomas.

Dragons centre Ashley Smith set for Paris green light

Free Press Series: FITNESS TEST: Dragons centre Ashley Smith

6:22am Wednesday 15th October 2014

CENTRE Ashley Smith is poised to give Newport Gwent Dragons a much-needed fitness boost by lining up against Stade Francais in Paris on Saturday, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons off to Bridgend

Free Press Series:

9:24am Wednesday 15th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons’ LV= Cup encounter against the Ospreys will take place at Bridgend’s Brewery Field.

Wales boss Gatland impressed by Nic Cudd's tenacious defence

Free Press Series: IN THE THICK OF IT: Nic Cudd has been thriving for Newport Gwent Dragons at the breakdown

4:59pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have endured a nightmare start to the Guinness Pro12 but Nic Cudd's defensive exploits have caught the eye of Wales boss Warren Gatland.

Matthew Pewtner: Dragons can't wait to get stuck into Stade Francais

Free Press Series: Dragons wing Pewtner ready for Warriors battle

9:04am Tuesday 14th October 2014

WING Matthew Pewtner insists struggling Newport Gwent Dragons aren't intimidated by Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup opener at Stade Francais – they are relishing the chance to have a crack at the in-form Parisians.

Dragons boss Lyn Jones: We're in a hole but have the spirit to clamber out

Free Press Series: Lyn Jones (10572777)

9:04am Monday 13th October 2014

DIRECTOR of rugby Lyn Jones admits that Newport Gwent Dragons are "in a hole" but has no doubt his charges have the character to clamber out.

Painful viewing as woeful Dragons are downed in Edinburgh

Free Press Series: IN THE THICK OF IT: Dragons flanker Nic Cudd will put his body on the line against Glasgow

5:09pm Sunday 12th October 2014

THE BEASTIE Boys boomed out as the meagre 3,156 crowd filed out of Murrayfield on Saturday afternoon, telling us that "You gotta fight, for the right, to party". Sadly those that are going up against Newport Gwent Dragons at the moment don't have to battle too hard to earn their celebrations.

Edinburgh 24 Dragons 10

Free Press Series:

4:41pm Saturday 11th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons' hideous start to the Guinness Pro12 continued after they were beaten 24-10 by Edinburgh at a soulless Murrayfield.

Edinburgh v Dragons

Free Press Series: Tom Prydie is tackled by Peter Horne (10572794)

2:09pm Saturday 11th October 2014

UPDATES from Murrayfield as Newport Gwent Dragons take on Edinburgh in the Guinness Pro12.

Lee Byrne: Dragons need a Pro12 pick-me-up before European battles

Free Press Series: BACK IN THE SIDE: Dragons wing Matthew Pewtner makes his first appearance of the season at Murrayfield

8:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

WITH a daunting trip to the Stade Jean Bouin to face in-form Stade Francais on the horizon, Newport Gwent Dragons can ill afford another Guinness Pro12 disaster this afternoon.

Lyn Jones warns Dragons to up their game in Edinburgh after 'unacceptable' derby display

Free Press Series: UNDER PRESSURE: Jonathan Evans is scragged in the Dragons' 26-13 derby defeat at the Scarlets

7:27am Saturday 11th October 2014

LYN Jones has read the riot act to Newport Gwent Dragons ahead of today's Guinness Pro12 encounter with Edinburgh at Murrayfield (kick-off 2.40pm).

Dragons opt for Tom Prydie in midfield for Edinburgh clash

Free Press Series: DESPERATE TO IMPRESS: Tom Prydie hopes to line up on the Dragons' right wing

12:55pm Friday 10th October 2014

TOM Prydie will deputise as a centre in Newport Gwent Dragons’ Guinness Pro12 clash with Edinburgh at Murrayfield tomorrow.

Andrew Coombs: Misfiring Dragons will soon be on a roll

Free Press Series: ON THE CHARGE: Dragons blindside flanker Andrew Coombs carries hard against Bristol

9:05am Friday 10th October 2014

FORGET attempting to force his way back into the Wales fold, Andrew Coombs just wants to make up for a costly mistake by helping Newport Gwent Dragons "flick the switch" to light up their season.

LEWIS EVANS: Dragons packing a punch up front but we need to up our game in Edinburgh

Free Press Series:

9:00am Friday 10th October 2014

IT was yet another tough day at the office against the Scarlets last weekend and we will be doing everything we can to show that we are better than that in Edinburgh tomorrow.

CHRIS KIRWAN: Dragons can't be basement battlers if they want to hold on to bright young things

Free Press Series: TOP TALENT: Dragons and Wales back Hallam Amos in action against the Scarlets

10:06am Thursday 9th October 2014

A THROWAWAY comment by Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac said it all after the West Walians' derby win over Newport Gwent Dragons.

Lyn Jones: Dragons won't splash out on a centre for the sake of it

Free Press Series: Newport  Gwent Dragons v Benetton Rugby Treviso.  Pictured is Newport Gwent Dragons Player No 12 Ashley Smith on the break. (10842230)

9:35am Thursday 9th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons boss Lyn Jones says he won't delve into the transfer market in search of a quick fix to his midfield problems.

Dragons front rowers get chance to impress for Cross Keys in BIC opener

Free Press Series: Phil Price scores a try (1188633)

8:42am Thursday 9th October 2014

PROPS Phil Price and David Young will get the chance to press for a place in the Newport Gwent Dragons squad for Paris when they turn out for Cross Keys in the British and Irish Cup on Saturday afternoon.

Rynard Landman: Dragons will come good as long as we stay tight

Free Press Series: LEADING THE CHARGE: Dragons lock Rynard Landman

9:04am Wednesday 8th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have made a shocking start to the Guinness Pro12 but lock Rynard Landman is confident that it will all come good as long as they stay tight and don't start playing the blame game.

Former Dragons prop Chaparro heads for Top 14

Free Press Series: Keys coach Woods lauds Dragons link-up

12:01pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons tighthead Tetaz Chaparro has joined Top 14 outfit Lyon.

Richie Rees: Dragons are committing harakiri in attack

Free Press Series: MISFIRING: Wing Aled Brew on the charge against the Scarlets but the Dragons' attack was disjointed once again

9:34am Tuesday 7th October 2014

THAT the standout player of Newport Gwent Dragons' season has been a man that specialises in the daring defensive deed tells the story of their campaign.

Kingsley Jones - Mistakes are killing the Dragons

Free Press Series: Scarlets v Dragons Jason Tovey kick 3 points for the Dragons (11113725)

8:32am Monday 6th October 2014

HEAD coach Kingsley Jones lamented another error-strewn performance after Newport Gwent Dragons suffered a miserable derby defeat to the Scarlets.

Scarlets 26 Dragons 13

Free Press Series:

6:04pm Sunday 5th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons' winless Welsh derby streak away from Rodney Parade was stretched to 13 games after they were beaten 26-13 by the Scarlets in a dour encounter in Llanelli.

Powell excited by Dragons' back row combo

Free Press Series: Andy Powell (10572720)

9:47am Saturday 4th October 2014

ANDY Powell is confident that his Newport Gwent Dragons back row partnership with Taulupe Faletau and Nic Cudd will give the Scarlets a headache in tomorrow's Guinness Pro12 clash out west, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons look for Nic Cudd to be their game-breaker on his Scarlets return

Free Press Series: IN THE THICK OF IT: Nic Cudd has been thriving for Newport Gwent Dragons at the breakdown

9:32am Saturday 4th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons openside Nic Cudd doesn't mind putting his head where it hurts but he has been told to make sure he uses it wisely on his return to Llanelli tomorrow (kick-off 4pm).

Dragons snap up Wales sevens ace Luke Morgan

Free Press Series: DEFEAT: Wales' Luke Morgan in action in the rugby sevens at Ibrox

2:01pm Friday 3rd October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have snapped up Wales sevens speedster Luke Morgan on a one-year deal, writes Chris Kirwan.

Former Wales pair add beef to Dragons pack for Scarlets derby

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

12:19pm Friday 3rd October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have brought former Wales forwards Ian Gough and Rhys Thomas into their pack for Sunday’s Guinness Pro12 derby with the Scarlets (kick-off 4pm).

Dragons release Netani Talei

Free Press Series: SIDELINED: Dragons number eight/blindside Netani Talei

10:35am Friday 3rd October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have released Fijian back row forward Netani Talei.

Jason Tovey: Dragons can't keep failing on the road

Free Press Series: Newport  Gwent Dragons v Benetton Rugby Treviso.  Pictured is Newport Gwent Dragons Player No 10 Jason Tovey breaks the line to set up the second try. (10842247)

9:02am Friday 3rd October 2014

JASON Tovey admits Newport Gwent Dragons need to cure their travel sickness if they want to mix it with the Guinness Pro12 big boys.

LEWIS EVANS: Dragons have to build on Treviso morale-booster

Free Press Series:

8:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

LAST week’s win against Treviso has the potential to ignite our season and it’s down to us to build on the victory by putting in a big performance at Parc y Scarlets on Sunday.

Scarlets ace Gareth Davies has Dragons on their toes

Free Press Series: LIVEWIRE: Dragons wing Tom Prydie attempts to keep Scarlets scrum-half Gareth Davies under wraps

6:26am Friday 3rd October 2014

WHEN Newport Gwent Dragons hosted the Ospreys they failed to heed the pre-match warnings about the opposition scrum-half. They can ill afford to be as sloppy in Llanelli on Sunday, writes Chris Kirwan.

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.

Shaun Connor returns to the Dragons coaching team

Free Press Series:

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.

HAVE YOUR SAY: Dragons' player of the month

Free Press Series:

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.

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.

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.

Dragons v Treviso

Free Press Series:

3:16pm Sunday 28th September 2014

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






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