David Pipe leaves Newport County

South Wales Argus: COBBLERS BLOW: Newport County AFC captain David Pipe in action against Northampton Town

6:17pm Thursday 24th April 2014

FORMER Newport County AFC captain David Pipe has been released by the club with immediate effect.

New kit and sponsor for Edinburgh's Exiles

South Wales Argus: NEW LOOK: Christian Jolley and Aaron O'Connor model the new home and away kit

6:53pm Thursday 24th April 2014

NEWPORT County AFC have revealed their new kit and new sponsor for the 2014/15 season - Mr Tom peanut bars.

Argus tipster Melissa just misses out on top prize

5:45pm Thursday 24th April 2014

SOUTH Wales Argus racing writer Melissa Jones had to settle for second place in the race to be crowned Britain’s top tipster in a national competition.

County shouldn't have sold Conor Washsington, says hall-of-famer Len Ashurst

South Wales Argus: WANTED MAN: Newport County striker Conor Washington

10:24am Thursday 24th April 2014

FORMER Newport County manager Len Ashurst says the decision to sell Conor Washington in January has cost the Exiles in the League Two run-in.

CHRIS KIRWAN: Dragons must up their game to earn deserved caps for Evans & Co

South Wales Argus: CHRIS KIRWAN: Dragons must up their game to earn deserved caps for Evans & Co

10:01am Thursday 24th April 2014

TIME will tell whether Warren Gatland meant his pre-Judgement Day talk of the double-header being a trial for international honours or whether it was just hollow waffle.

CHRIS KIRWAN: Premiership grumbling simply a sign of Welsh rugby malaise

9:56am Thursday 24th April 2014

ONE wonders whether there would be the talk of Premiership reform and ring-fencing were it Bedwas or Cross Keys facing the drop rather than Swansea.

Lyn Jones: Dragons rebuilding job is working

South Wales Argus: Jack Dixon is scragged (5548165)

8:08am Thursday 24th April 2014

DIRECTOR of rugby Lyn Jones believes Newport Gwent Dragons' spirited Judgement Day performance against the Ospreys shows that the Rodney Parade rebuilding job is working.

Porter: We all fear for our futures at County

South Wales Argus: ON THE ROAD: Max Porter is keen to get away from the Rodney Parade pitch problems

6:01am Thursday 24th April 2014

Max Porter insists Newport County players have everything to play for with their futures on the line in the remaining two games of the campaign.

Success at Newport RFC Hall of Fame dinner

South Wales Argus: Newport RFC honours great players at hall of fame dinner at the Bisley Suite, Rodney Parade.
HONOURED   from left, back row, Roger Powell, Geoff Evans, Stuart Watkins, Alan Thomas, Gareth Evans, front kneeling, Dick Uzzell and Brian Jones, ( known as BJ)

4:49pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

MORE Newport rugby legends were inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame after a dinner was held at Rodney Parade last week.

County set to unveil new kit at fans' forum event

South Wales Argus: NEW LOOK: Newport County’s new kit for their return to the Football League modelled by, from left, David Pipe, Byron Anthony and Tony James

2:58pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

NEWPORT County AFC fans are invited to the club's new kit launch for the 2014/15 season at Rodney Parade tomorrow night.

Ex-County winger Leighton James recovering after mild stroke

2:47pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FORMER Wales and Newport County winger Leighton James is recovering at home after suffering a mild stroke.

Gwent youngsters picked for Junior World Championships

South Wales Argus: rising star: Newport Gwent Dragons top prospect Hallam Amos in action during the thrilling 18-17 victory over South Africa

12:09pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WALES under-20s head coach Byron Hayward has picked an experienced 28-man squad for this summer’s Junior World Championship in New Zealand, including 11 Gwent youngsters.

New Dragons deals for Ashley Smith and Tom Prydie

South Wales Argus: Newport Gwent Dragons versus London Wasps
Dragons Ashley Smith looks to tackle London Wasp's Jonah Holmes (2537216)

8:02am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have agreed fresh three-year contracts with influential centre Ashley Smith and Wales wing Tom Prydie.

Defender Blake fumes at penalty

South Wales Argus: Darcy Blake heads clear (4974652)

7:16am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

NEWPORT County defender Darcy Blake admits he was angry over the award of a contentious penalty in Monday’s 1-1 draw with Burton Albion.

Local cricket season gets under way this weekend

12:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Thomas, Carroll Glamorgan and Monmouthshire League cricket season gets under way on Saturday, a week before the Conference and the South Wales Premier League.

Newport 35 Pontypridd 22

9:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

NEWPORT leapfrogged their fiercest rivals Cardiff into seventh in the Principality Premiership after their stunning bonus point win over league and cup holders Pontypridd at Rodney Parade.

Glamorgan pair rebuild

7:51pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Will Bragg and Murray Goodwin helped Glamorgan recover from a shaky start to their second innings on a rain-disrupted third day of their LV= County Championship Division Two clash with Gloucestershire at Cardiff.

Dack reveals unbeaten aim

6:17pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

NEWPORT County assistant manager Jimmy Dack has revealed the Exiles are battling to stay undefeated for the rest of the campaign following a team meeting, writes Michael Pearlman.

Argus tipster Melissa still in the hunt for national title

5:29pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

SOUTH Wales Argus racing writer Melissa Jones is still in the running to be crowned Britain’s top tipster as the jumps season ends on Thursday.

Teen centre Tyler Morgan gives a glimpse of the future with impressive Dragons display

South Wales Argus: Tyler Morgan (5565374)

2:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE ODDS would be short on Tyler Morgan's first appearance at the Millennium Stadium being his last.

Olympic champion Laura Trott to race in Monmouthshire

South Wales Argus: CHAMPION: Great Britain rider and London 2012 hero Laura Trott will compete in Monmouthshire this summer

12:47pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

DOUBLE London Olympic gold medalist Laura Trott will be riding the roads of Monmouthshire this summer as she became the first major women's star to enter the 2014 British Cycling National Road and Time Trial Championships.

Abergavenny cyclist Rachel James follows in sister's footsteps

South Wales Argus: CHAMPIONS: Rachel James, left, and Sophie Thornhill

11:24am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BECKY James' big sister Rachel James has come away from her first major competition with two World Championship titles and two world records.

Lewis Evans: Dragons need to repeat Millennium Stadium tenacity in Llanelli

8:45am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FLANKER Lewis Evans believes Newport Gwent Dragons got their pride back at the Millennium Stadium and has demanded that they reproduce the same never-say-die attitude to finish their season in style.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Loan system is easy to fix

South Wales Argus: UNFAIR: Thibaut Courtois, seen here with Wales' Gareth Bale, will miss the biggest games of his career

8:37am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

NOW for some moans about loans.

Conditioning coach Lawson leaves Dragons for Japan

South Wales Argus: Newport Gwent Dragons Head Conditioning Coach Alex Lawson (1086059)

8:24am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons head of conditioning Alex Lawson has left to take up a role in Japan, writes Chris Kirwan.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Time to pick County's player of the season

South Wales Argus: INFLUENTIAL: Striker Chris Zebroski is my player of the season

8:22am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

IN the coming days your Argus will be asking you to name your Newport County and Newport Gwent Dragon of the season.

Black and Ambers can finish on a high

6:17am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

IMPROVING Newport can end their season on a high by taking the scalps of two top four Principality Premiership sides in their pair of remaining games.

First league defeat in 18 months for Newport Cycle Speedway team

12:32pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

NEWPORT Cycle Speedway team suffered their first league defeat in 18 months in a South and South Wales regional league fixture at Swindon, going down 92-85.


South Wales Argus: Max Porter wins the header (5560907)

8:32pm Monday 21st April 2014

NEWPORT County’s players and management were angered after a controversial penalty denied them three points against promotion chasing Burton Albion, with assistant boss Jimmy Dack claiming the visitors ‘conned’ the referee.

County back to form on Parade

5:11pm Monday 21st April 2014


Hook and Charteris in demand as Perpignan stare at the drop

South Wales Argus: HE’S BACK: Wales and former Dragons lock Luke Charteris

11:51am Monday 21st April 2014

WALES stars Luke Charteris and James Hook are being linked with moves away from Perpignan as the French giants scramble to avoid relegation, writes Chris Kirwan.

Rene Howe out to dent Brewers' promotion challenge

South Wales Argus: MOTIVATED: Rene Howe, left, aims to hurt his former club Burton Albion today

10:42am Monday 21st April 2014

NEWPORT County AFC striker Rene Howe is hoping to shake off a knee problem to halt his former club’s promotion charge this afternoon.

I can't wait to play at Rodney Parade again, says Aaron O'Connor

7:53am Monday 21st April 2014

AARON O’Connor’s injury nightmare finally ended at AFC Wimbledon on Friday and he’s targeting a dream return to Rodney Parade this afternoon.

Dragons come up short at Millennium Stadium

South Wales Argus: Kristopher Burton (5548161)

7:39pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A MAMMOTH defensive effort wasn’t enough to prevent Newport Gwent Dragons from suffering a 20-10 RaboDirect Pro12 defeat to the Ospreys at the Millennium Stadium.

Judgement Day: Blues edge out Scarlets

4:06pm Sunday 20th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons’ hopes of avoiding the ignominy of being Wales’ worst region suffered a blow when Cardiff Blues edged out the Scarlets 17-13 at the Millennium Stadium.

Judgement Day

South Wales Argus: HOT PROSPECT: Teenage centre Jack Dixon has been catching the eye for Newport Gwent Dragons

12:09pm Sunday 20th April 2014

UPDATES from the Millennium Stadium as Newport Gwent Dragons take on the Ospreys (kick-off 4.45pm) after Cardiff Blues lock horns with the Scarlets (kick-off 2pm).

Cross Keys 33 Newport 29

South Wales Argus: KEY MEN: Cross Keys hope centre Leon Andrews and scrum half Ryan James will both overcome injury to feature in tomorrow’s derby

7:34pm Saturday 19th April 2014

CROSS Keys are through to the Principality Premiership play-offs for the first time after a stunning bonus win over big rivals Newport in a superb game of rugby that was a huge credit to both sides.

DAVID HARRISON: Time for Glamorgan to build on perfect start

South Wales Argus: Glamorgan's Michael Hogan celebrates after taking the wicket of Surrey's Steven Davies during the LV=County Championship, Division Two match at The Kia Oval, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 6, 2014. See PA story CRICKET

10:22am Saturday 19th April 2014

WE couldn't have asked for a better start to the season and now we have got the chance to lay the foundations for a promotion push.

Wales audition for Lewis Evans

8:43am Saturday 19th April 2014

LEWIS Evans will get a chance to push for a place in the Wales squad to tour South Africa when the Newport Gwent Dragons flanker goes toe-to-toe with Lions ace Justin Tipuric at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow, writes Chris Kirwan.

Playoff-chasing Keys gunning for Newport hat-trick

8:16am Saturday 19th April 2014

CROSS Keys can take a giant step towards a Premiership playoff semi-final by earning a hat-trick of wins against Newport this afternoon, writes Chris Kirwan.

MELISSA JONES WRITES: Welsh impress north of the border

7:18am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE Peter Bowen trained Al Co ran the race of his life to capture last Saturday's Scottish National at Ayr.

Newport County boss Justin Edinburgh hints at possible change of heart over Mike Flynn

South Wales Argus: Mike Flynn (4974654)

6:29pm Friday 18th April 2014

NEWPORT County AFC manager Justin Edinburgh hinted that he could yet change his mind and offer captain Mike Flynn a new deal after the 2-2 draw at AFC Wimbledon.

Azza returns but County let victory get away from them

South Wales Argus: GOALSCORER: County's Chris Zebroski (picture from files)

6:11pm Friday 18th April 2014


LIVE: Wimbledon v County

South Wales Argus: Newport County v Wycombe Wanderers
First half shot from Christian Jolley (5376447)

1:18pm Friday 18th April 2014

FOLLOW all the action live from The Cherry Red Records Stadium in Kingston-upon-Thames as AFC Wimbledon host Newport County AFC in League Two. Kick-off 3pm

Dragons go for Burton against Ospreys

South Wales Argus: SORT....
Kristopher Burton kicks for territory as the Ospreys put pressure on the Dragons. (1786281)

12:12pm Friday 18th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have brought Kris Burton in from the cold to start their Judgement Day clash against the Ospreys at the Millennium Stadium.

Championship safety within Blackwood's grasp

10:37am Friday 18th April 2014

BLACKWOOD will take a huge step towards securing their Championship status if they beat Tata Steel at Glan-yr-Afon Park tomorrow, writes Chris Kirwan.

Keys look to inch closer to playoffs with Newport win

South Wales Argus: Newport RFC versus Cross Keys
SIDESTEP Newports Geraint O'Driscoll (5047657)

10:02am Friday 18th April 2014

CROSS Keys could avoid a nervy last day in their push for the Premiership playoffs if they can send Newport packing at Pandy Park tomorrow afternoon.

Robbie Willmott delighted to welcome Luton back to the Football League

South Wales Argus: EX-HATTER: Newport County’s Robbie Willmott is looking forward to facing his old club Luton next season

9:47am Friday 18th April 2014

A QUARTET of former AFC Wimbledon stars are all relishing facing their old club today with Newport County AFC but Robbie Willmott is already looking ahead to next season and facing Luton Town once again.

Wales lock Alun Wyn Jones wary of wounded Dragons

South Wales Argus: SORT....
Alun Wyn Jones is brought down after a powerful run. (1786305)

9:17am Friday 18th April 2014

ALUN Wyn Jones is wary of a proud Newport Gwent Dragons side putting a spanner in the works of the Ospreys' push for the playoffs, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons boss demands his charges impress against Wales' best


8:57am Friday 18th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons boss Lyn Jones has called on his charges to show that they have made progress this season by impressing against the standard bearers for Welsh rugby, writes Chris Kirwan.

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