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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.






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