Ebbw look to make a big statement against Keys on their return to the big time

South Wales Argus: FRIEND TURNED FOE: Dorian Jones will pull the strings for Cross Keys against his old Ebbw Vale teammates

10:20am Friday 29th August 2014

EBBW Vale coach Jason Strange says his side need to cope with the pressure when they make their return to the big time against Cross Keys tomorrow afternoon.

Teenager Ollie Griffiths named as Newport captain

South Wales Argus:

10:02am Friday 29th August 2014

NEWPORT have named teenager Ollie Griffiths as their new club captain and will hope the all-action openside can inspire them to victory at Bedwas tomorrow afternoon.

Dragons captain Lee Byrne excited by Saints challenge

South Wales Argus: TOUGH TEST: Dragons captain Lee Byrne is ready to take on Northampton

9:03am Friday 29th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons captain Lee Byrne believe tonight's clash against English champions Northampton is the ultimate test as they count down to the start of the Guinness Pro12.

Saints stars to give Dragons a bruising warm-up

South Wales Argus: Northampton Saints George North is tackled by Ospreys Jeff Hassler during the Heineken Cup, Pool One match at Franklins Gardens, Northampton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 20, 2013. See PA story RUGBYU Northampton. Photo credit sho

8:37am Friday 29th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons wanted a stern pre-season test ahead of their Guinness Pro12 opener in Galway but the news that filtered through from Northampton just after midday yesterday may have prompted a few gulps.

Edinburgh wants Newport to build on being only side to hold Burton when they visit Fratton Park

South Wales Argus: Newport County v Burton Albion at Rodney Parade.  Pictured is Newport County player Chris Zebroski winning the header and scoring the opening goal of the first half. (9616537)

8:59pm Thursday 28th August 2014

NEWPORT County boss Justin Edinburgh wants to use Burton’s superb midweek cup success over Queens Park Rangers as a motivator for his team this week at Portsmouth.

WRU and regions confirm new deal

5:20pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE Welsh Rugby Union and Regional Rugby Wales have ended their long-running dispute by signing a new six-year agreement.

Ruthless Edinburgh axes goalkeeper

South Wales Argus: (9781909)

4:36pm Thursday 28th August 2014

RUTHLESS Newport County boss Justin Edinburgh has confirmed he will axe goalkeeper Lenny Pidgeley from his starting XI to face Portsmouth.

County could face striker crisis at Portsmouth

South Wales Argus: Newport County AFC versus Wycombe Wanderers
BALL SKILLS County's Chris Zebroski (9105140)

4:08pm Thursday 28th August 2014

NEWPORT County could face a striker crisis when they travel to Fratton Park on Saturday, writes Michael Pearlman.

George North starts as Northampton bring the big guns to Ebbw Vale

South Wales Argus: Northampton Saints George North is tackled by Ospreys Jeff Hassler during the Heineken Cup, Pool One match at Franklins Gardens, Northampton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 20, 2013. See PA story RUGBYU Northampton. Photo credit sho

12:47pm Thursday 28th August 2014

NORTHAMPTON are bringing their big guns to Ebbw Vale with Wales wing George North set to lead the charge against Newport Gwent Dragons tomorrow evening.

Newport's James Collins out of Andorra clash

South Wales Argus: File photo dated 26/03/2011 of James Collins. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday October 9, 2013. West Ham defender James Collins has been called into the Wales squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia and Belgium, the Football Ass

11:37am Thursday 28th August 2014

West Ham United defender, James Collins, has withdrawn from the Wales squad to face Andorra on September 9. Collins is suffering with a hamstring injury.

Cup exit for County youth team

South Wales Argus:

11:15am Thursday 28th August 2014

NEWPORT County AFC under-18s bowed out of the Youth Alliance Cup second round at Cheltenham Town on Tuesday afternoon.

CHRIS KIRWAN: Proper plan needed to bring Welsh stars home

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

10:03am Thursday 28th August 2014

ON the opening weekend of the Top 14 season Irish fly-half Jonny Sexton lined up alongside Luke Charteris at the Stade Yves-du-Manoir in Montpellier.

CHRIS KIRWAN: Dragons ace Andrew Coombs could profit from joy of six in World Cup year

South Wales Argus: Injury rules Andrew Coombs out of Dragons' trip to Belfast

10:03am Thursday 28th August 2014

A SUBTLE change may well just reignite Andrew Coombs' hopes of featuring for Wales at next year's Rugby World Cup.

Huw Bevan ready to help Dragons young talent thrive after Indian summer with England

South Wales Argus: NEW CHALLENGE: Newport Gwent Dragons high performance manager Huw Bevan

9:19am Thursday 28th August 2014

AFTER helping to usher in a new dawn for English cricket, Huw Bevan is relishing the chance to aid in the development of Newport Gwent Dragons' crop of burgeoning talent.

Fired-up Andy Powell will be a Dragons hit - Scott Quinnell

South Wales Argus: NEW BOY: Andy Powell has been backed to shine for Newport Gwent Dragons  by Scott Quinnell

9:04am Thursday 28th August 2014

SCOTT Quinnell believes Newport Gwent Dragons will profit from fired-up powerhouse number eight Andy Powell wanting to sign off with a bang.

Dragons tyro Scott Matthews out to impress against Saints

South Wales Argus: BRIGHT PROSPECT: Dragons flanker Scott Matthews carries hard against Bristol

8:35am Thursday 28th August 2014

TENACIOUS flanker Scott Matthews hopes to make another pre-season impression when Newport Gwent Dragons host the English champions in Ebbw Vale tomorrow evening, writes Chris Kirwan.

Glamorgan seamer John Glover retires from pro cricket

South Wales Argus:

9:48pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

GLAMORGAN seamer John Glover is retiring from professional cricket to pursue other employment opportunities following long-term injury.

Jamie Donaldson at the Manor

South Wales Argus: Jamie Donaldson from Wales poses with the trophy after winning the golf Czech Masters European Tour Event in Vysoky Ujezd, Czech Republic, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek). (9622371)

4:55pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

JAMIE Donaldson will warm up for his first appearance in the Ryder Cup by spearheading the home challenge at the ISPS HANDA Wales Open at the Celtic Manor from September 18-21.

Coleman won't say yes or no on potential Ched Evans return

South Wales Argus: Sheffield United and Wales footballer Ched Evans Sunday July 31, 2011.  (8431777)

4:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WALES boss Chris Coleman is making no assurances on the international future of Ched Evans.

Coleman won't quibble wherever Andorra game is staged/Dibble

South Wales Argus: File photo dated 13/08/2013 of Wales manager Chris Coleman. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday September 6, 2013. Chris Coleman managed to take the spotlight off Gareth Bale by losing his passport and missing Wales' final preparations for ton

4:13pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WALES manager Chris Coleman admits life’s a pitch for an international manager and ideally he doesn’t want his side to have to play on an artificial surface in Andorra, writes Michael Pearlman.

Bale and Ramsey named in Wales' squad for Andorra qualifier

South Wales Argus: CONFIDENT: Aaron Ramsey

2:39pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WALES boss Chris Coleman has named Real Madrid's Gareth Bale and Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey in his squad for the opening Euro 2016 qualifer in Andorra.

Former Wales pair give Pooler a helping hand

South Wales Argus: ADVICE: Phil Davies passes on tips to Pontypool

12:05pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

PONTYPOOL have been given a helping hand in preparations for the coming Swalec Championship season by former Wales internationals Phil Davies and Ceri Jones.

Lyn Jones: Dragons pack face litmus test against powerful Saints

South Wales Argus: POWERFUL: Former Wales lock Ian Gough is among the signings that will strengthen the Dragons' pack

9:34am Wednesday 27th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones says Friday's clash with Northampton will provide an early indication of whether they have the required grunt up front this season.

Regions ready for the off after a summer of discontent

South Wales Argus: Glasgow Warriors Al Kellock, MunsterÕs Peter OÕMahony, ConnachtÕs John Muldoon, Newport Gwent DragonsÕs Lee Byrne, Cardiff BluesÕ Matthew Rees, ScarletÕs Ken Owens, LeinsterÕs Jamie Heaslip, UlsterÕs

7:42am Wednesday 27th August 2014

GOOD things come to those who wait and there will certainly be plenty of relief when the Guinness Pro12 gets under way next weekend.

Football club looking to boost girls teams' ranks

South Wales Argus: INSPIRATION: Abertillery girls football players met Commonwealth Games star Lauren Price at training

1:29pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

BUDDING female footballers in Gwent are being urged to show what they can do as the new season gets under way.

Adam Jones should be at the Dragons, says Wales forwards coach

South Wales Argus: Adam Jones (4649318)

10:02pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

WALES star Adam Jones should have signed for Newport Gwent Dragons, says national forwards coach Robin McBryde.

Lee Byrne attends PR012 London season launch

South Wales Argus:

12:26pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE Guinness PRO12 was launched at the Diageo headquarters in Park Royal, London, today with all 12 clubs’ captains and coaches in attendance.

County not relegation material, says Brewers star

South Wales Argus: SKIPPER: Darren Jones is set to retain the captain's armband for Saturday's trip to Portsmouth

12:07pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

NEWPORT County AFC may be 22nd in League Two but they will have no relegation worries – according to the man who denied them a first win of the season.

Glasgow pain will drag me up the Tumble, says Jon Mould

South Wales Argus: MOTIVATED: Jon Mould at summit finish of stage three of the Tour Of Britain at the Tumble, near Abergavenny

11:05am Tuesday 26th August 2014

NEWPORT cyclist Jon Mould will use his Commonwealth Games heartache as motivation as he aims to cause an upset in his home stage of the Tour of Britain next month.

This is just the start for us, says Exiles ace Ryan Jackson

South Wales Argus: RETURN: Ryan Jackson in action against Burton Albion on SaturdayPicture: JON BEVAN

9:36am Tuesday 26th August 2014

NEWPORT County AFC finally got their season up and running on Saturday and the only way is up now, according to returning hero Ryan Jackson.

Dragons suffer Netani Talei injury blow

South Wales Argus: SIDELINED: Dragons number eight/blindside Netani Talei

9:36am Tuesday 26th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have been handed a pre-season injury blow with back row forward Netani Talei set to be sidelined until the New Year because of a foot injury.

Teams heading to Newport for Rugby World Cup

South Wales Argus:

9:19am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE Celtic Manor and Newport High School will be used by Ireland and Georgia at next year’s Rugby World Cup.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: County can look forward/Mackay will face long hiatus

South Wales Argus: Cardiff City's manager Malky Mackay on the touchline before the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 26, 2013. See PA story SOCCER Norwich. Photo credit should read: Chris Radbu

6:29am Tuesday 26th August 2014

NEWPORT County fans will be forgiven for feeling like the season starts now after their much improved performance and important point earned against Burton Albion at Rodney Parade on Saturday.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Welsh golf is back with a bang

6:22am Tuesday 26th August 2014

IT might have taken half a decade off for reasons unknown, but Welsh golf is back.

We couldn’t continue to let players make mistakes, says Exiles boss

South Wales Argus: HAPPY: Justin Edinburgh saw his side earn a first point of the season against Burton Albion

8:15am Monday 25th August 2014

NEWPORT County AFC manager Justin Edinburgh says his decision to drop captain Andy Sandell and experienced defender Ismail Yakubu shows that nobody is bigger than the team.

Dates set for Rodney Parade beer festival

11:45am Monday 25th August 2014

THE Friends of Newport Rugby Trust will be holding their annual beer festival at Rodney Parade on September 19 and 20.

No joy for Gwent quartet in National 7s

7:24pm Sunday 24th August 2014

GWENT failed to impress once again the Foster’s National 7s with all four Principality Premiership teams getting an early opportunity to sample the sponsor’s product at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.

Lydney 0 Dragons 36

South Wales Argus: Lydney RFC v Newport Gwent Dragons.  Pictured on the attack from the base of the scrum is Dragons Player No7 Scott Matthews. (9621673)

6:09pm Sunday 24th August 2014

THE SIZE of the victory was comfortable but Newport Gwent Dragons didn’t have thing all their own way when beating Lydney 36-0 in a pre-season friendly.

Donaldson holds off Dredge challenge to book Ryder Cup spot as Wales finish one, two

South Wales Argus: Jamie Donaldson from Wales kisses the trophy after winning the golf Czech Masters European Tour Event in Vysoky Ujezd, Czech Republic, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek). (9622372)

5:09pm Sunday 24th August 2014

WELSHMAN Jamie Donaldson held off the challenges of Bradley Dredge to win the D+D REAL Czech Masters and book a Ryder Cup debut at Gleneagles next month

Big calls pay off for Justin Edinburgh

South Wales Argus: GOAL: Chris Zebroski celebrates scoring the opening goal of the gamePicture: JON BEVAN

3:23pm Sunday 24th August 2014

WHAT a difference a point makes.

County 1 Burton 1

South Wales Argus:

5:02pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

NEWPORT County AFC earned their first point of the League Two season with a 1-1 draw at home to high flying Burton Albion.

LIVE: County v Burton

South Wales Argus: Newport County signing Darren Jones  (6383352)

2:35pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

FOLLOW all the action live from Rodney Parade as Newport County AFC host Burton Albion in League Two. Kick-off 3pm

Prop David Young: Championship battles will help me scrum strongly for Dragons

10:02am Saturday 23rd August 2014

TIGHTHEAD David Young believes a season in the brutal, attritional English Championship will help him play his part in fostering a scrummaging culture at Newport Gwent Dragons, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons unveil new kit

South Wales Argus:

9:43am Saturday 23rd August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have unveiled their new home kit for the coming season.

Cycling stars heading back to Monmouthshire

South Wales Argus: SUMMIT FINISH: Jon Mould at the top of Tumble mountain near Abergavenny

9:03am Saturday 23rd August 2014

NEWPORT’S Jon Mould can’t wait to take on a host of cycling stars in his own back yard when the Friends Life Tour of Britain comes to Monmouthshire next month.

Lewis Evans to skipper youthful Dragons side at Lydney

South Wales Argus: Chance for more Dragons to impress against Falcons

8:02am Saturday 23rd August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will be captained by back row forward Lewis Evans in tomorrow’s pre-season friendly against Lydney (kick-off 3pm), writes Chris Kirwan.

Jones confident County won't be in for relegation dogfight

South Wales Argus: Newport County AFC versus Wycombe Wanderers
GOAL BOUND ATTACK  County's Darren Jones (9105122)

6:20am Saturday 23rd August 2014

NEWPORT County defender Darren Jones won’t even ponder a relegation battle as he bids to help the Exiles to bounce back from their poor start to the season.

Dazzling Dredge steals Donaldson's thunder at Czech Open

South Wales Argus: OUT OF THE TOUR: Gwent's Bradley Dredge

5:14pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

BLACKWOOD'S Bradley Dredge continued his remarkable career renaissance by stealing the thunder from compatriot Jamie Donaldson at the Czech Masters.

Steve Jones excited by fresh start after Dragons departure

South Wales Argus: Newport Gwent Dragons Scrum Coach Steve Jones (1086067)

3:42pm Friday 22nd August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons legend Steve Jones is excited about the next chapter of his rugby career after landing a job at Gower College Swansea.

Edinburgh ignoring critics as he looks towards Burton upset

3:12pm Friday 22nd August 2014

NEWPORT County boss Justin Edinburgh believes the majority of fans will raise the roof at Rodney Parade tomorrow and admits he’s trying to ignore current negative feedback.







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