Dragons on the hunt for a centre after Pat Leach injury blow

South Wales Argus: INJURY BLOW: Pat Leach suffered a knee injury in the Dragons' win against Northampton

9:02am Monday 1st September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones will attempt to sign a centre after being left down to his last two men in midfield.

'Wonderful' Sir Wyn Williams holds key to avoiding more Welsh rugby disputes - RRW boss

8:33am Monday 1st September 2014

REGIONAL Rugby Wales acting chief executive Mark Davies believes Sir Wyn Williams will be the key figure in avoiding damaging disputes with the Welsh Rugby Union.

Dragons boss: Unified regions have emerged from WRU dispute stronger

South Wales Argus: TOGETHER: Players from the regions ahead of last season's festive derbies. Pictured are (left to right) Cardiff Blues' Sam Hobbs, the Ospreys' Jonathan Spratt and Ryan Bevington, Rhodri Williams and Gareth Maule of the Scarlets and Newport Gwe

8:32am Monday 1st September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have been brought closer together with their regions rivals courtesy of their spat with the Welsh Rugby Union says chief executive Gareth Davies.

Frat party time again for the Exiles and Andy Sandell: Portsmouth 0 County 1

South Wales Argus: (9832001)

3:36pm Sunday 31st August 2014

NEWPORT County AFC must wish they could play at Fratton Park every week.

Newport eyeing British and Irish Cup after stylish second half in Bedwas

South Wales Argus: CRUCIAL SCORE: Full-back Geraint O'Driscoll got Newport back in the game on the stroke of half-time

12:44pm Sunday 31st August 2014

IT looked like Newport were going to endure a long afternoon against Bedwas after 15 minutes of their British and Irish Cup qualifier at Bridge Field.

Portsmouth 0 County 1

South Wales Argus:

5:08pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A LATE free-kick from substitute Andy Sandell earned Newport County AFC a shock three points at Portsmouth – their first win of the League Two campaign.

Cross Keys 16 Ebbw Vale 13

7:36pm Saturday 30th August 2014

CROSS Keys head coach Greg Woods has called on his men to step up a gear or face the prospect of being knocked out of the British and Irish Cup on Saturday by Newport.

Keys and Newport triumph in BIC play-offs

5:36pm Saturday 30th August 2014

CROSS Keys and Newport will clash for the right to represent Gwent in the British and Irish Cup after they won their regional semi-finals.

LIVE: Portsmouth v County

South Wales Argus: OFF THE MARK: Shaun Jeffers, left, celebrates with Kevin Feely at ReadingPicture: Andrew Orchard sports photography

2:26pm Saturday 30th August 2014

FOLLOW all the action live from Fratton Park as Portsmouth host Newport County AFC in League Two. Kick-off 3pm

Lyn Jones delighted with Dragons' gutsy display

South Wales Argus:

10:14am Saturday 30th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones was full of praise for his charges after they went toe-to-toe with one of Europe’s most powerful sides.

I can do better, admits Exiles ace Aaron O'Connor

South Wales Argus: MORE TO COME: Aaron O'Connor is frustrated by his early season form

9:20am Saturday 30th August 2014

AARON O’Connor is fighting to be fit for today’s trip to Portsmouth after admitting to being frustrated by his early season form.

Tense derbies expected in race for the BIC

South Wales Argus: Newport RFC v Bedwas
Andrew Brown hold on to the ball (2887681)

8:54am Saturday 30th August 2014

A PAIR of tight tussles are expected when Gwent’s Premiership quartet start their season by battling for the right to represent the region in the British and Irish Cup, writes Chris Kirwan.

MIKE FLYNN SAYS: I'm fit and hoping for a double over Pompey

South Wales Argus: GREAT DAY: Me celebrating one of my two goals at Portsmouth last December with David Pipe

8:43am Saturday 30th August 2014

PORTSMOUTH away has got to be the biggest fixture for most clubs in League Two and I’m glad to say I’ll be back with the first team squad at Fratton Park today having finally shaken off a hamstring injury.

Dragons 27 Northampton 25

South Wales Argus: Dragons v Northampton Saints. Andy Powell gets the attention of the Saints (9824793)

9:25pm Friday 29th August 2014

APPROPRIATELY at the home of Ebbw Vale, Newport Gwent Dragons showed plenty of steel to record a stunning pre-season win against Northampton.

Gareth Davies: New deal increases pressure on Dragons to produce more Wales talent

South Wales Argus: TV DEBATE: Newport Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies

4:54pm Friday 29th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies admits that the fresh deal with the Welsh Rugby Union has put the heat on the region to produce more international talent, writes Chris Kirwan.

Lee Selby edges closer to world title shot

South Wales Argus: RISING STAR: Lee Selby celebrates after winning the WBC international featherweight belt in May

2:03pm Friday 29th August 2014

ST JOSEPH’S star Lee Selby will face Joel Brunker in a final eliminator for the IBF world featherweight title at the O2 in London on Saturday, October 11.

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.







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