A star is born as Regan Poole shines on Football League debut

South Wales Argus:

9:29am Monday 22nd September 2014

NEWPORT County AFC manager Justin Edinburgh hailed 16-year-old Regan Poole as a star of the future after his hugely impressive Football League debut.

Dragons hit by injury blow as Jack Dixon faces three months out

South Wales Argus: BRIGHT TALENT: Teenage centre Jack Dixon is one of many exciting young players in the Dragons' ranks

8:10am Monday 22nd September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons centre Jack Dixon faces three months on the sidelines because of a wrist injury.

Luiten holds nerve to deny Donaldson

South Wales Argus: Holland's Joost Luiten during day two of the 2014 ISPS Handa Welsh Open at Celtic Manor, Newport. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 19, 2014. See PA story GOLF Welsh. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Us

5:33pm Sunday 21st September 2014

JAMIE Donaldson gave it every effort to become the first home winner of the ISPS Handa Wales Open but fell just short as Joost Luiten won out in the last European Tour event scheduled to be staged the Celtic Manor.

Dragons left with no margin for error against Treviso after third spluttering display on the spin

South Wales Argus: Taulupe Faletau (10572700)

4:48pm Sunday 21st September 2014

THE Newport Gwent Dragons management declared that there would be "no excuses" for not pushing on this season yet unfortunately they are coming thick and fast.

Great Day for County and teenage star at Shrewsbury

South Wales Argus:

3:30pm Sunday 21st September 2014

THEY came to witness the taming of the Shrews and, as an added bonus, the 704 Newport County AFC fans at Greenhous Meadow also got to see the birth of a new star in 16-year-old Regan Poole.

Neath 18 Ebbw Vale 29

South Wales Argus: BALL'S GONE: Ebbw Vale's Chris Thomas gets the ball away

3:07pm Sunday 21st September 2014

EBBW Vale lasted the pace much better against Neath to make in two bonus-point victories on the trot back in the Welsh Premiership, writes Tony Poole.

Pearlman's notes from the Manor: The future for Celtic Manor golf

2:47pm Sunday 21st September 2014

YOU can usually get a pretty good idea about the size and success of an event based on the press presence.

Injuries add to Cross Keys' woes – Cross Keys 25 Bedwas 29

South Wales Argus:

11:58am Sunday 21st September 2014

A BITTERLY disappointing defeat for Cross Keys was compounded by the crushing news that two key men could be sidelined for some time.

LIVE: Wales Open - Day 4

South Wales Argus:

8:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

FOLLOW live coverage of the Wales Open at the Celtic Manor with our reporter Michael Pearlman.

Shrewsbury 0 County 0

South Wales Argus:

5:05pm Saturday 20th September 2014

TEN-MAN Newport County AFC frustrated hosts Shrewsbury Town to extend their unbeaten run to six games in League Two.

Dragons 13 Glasgow 33

South Wales Argus:

4:29pm Saturday 20th September 2014

NOT even a red card for Glasgow flanker Tyrone Holmes could help Newport Gwent Dragons from avoiding a pointless afternoon at Rodney Parade.

Dragons v Glasgow

South Wales Argus:

2:24pm Saturday 20th September 2014

UPDATES from Rodney Parade as Newport Gwent Dragons take on in-form Glasgow in the Guinness Pro12.

Newbridge gunning for first Championship win

10:01am Saturday 20th September 2014

NEWBRIDGE aim stay on an upward trend to get their first Swalec Championship win under their belt when they travel to Glynneath this afternoon (kick-off 2.30pm), writes Chris Kirwan.

MIKE FLYNN SAYS: It's a big week for the County academy

South Wales Argus:

10:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

IT’S been a big few days for all of us involved with the club’s academy system as we’re all being interviewed and assessed to hopefully secure category four status.

Taming of the Shrews would be another big test passed, says Exiles ace

South Wales Argus:

8:40am Saturday 20th September 2014

NEWPORT County AFC head to Shrewsbury Town today looking to extend a five-game unbeaten run and pass another big test in their second League Two campaign.

Dragons' delight at snapping up centre Ben John

South Wales Argus: NEW BOY: Ben John has signed for the Dragons on loan from the Ospreys

8:32am Saturday 20th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are hoping that Ben John will be a reassuring, Pat Leach-like figure in their midfield after signing the Ospreys centre on an emergency loan.

Nic Cudd: Dragons must combat Glasgow's breakdown threat

South Wales Argus: IN THE THICK OF IT: Dragons flanker Nic Cudd will put his body on the line against Glasgow

8:03am Saturday 20th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons and European champions Toulon were the only sides that Glasgow failed to beat last season and the Rodney Parade region will have to be at their tenacious best if they are to stun the Warriors this afternoon.

LIVE: Wales Open - Day 3

South Wales Argus:

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

FOLLOW live coverage of the Wales Open at the Celtic Manor with our reporter Michael Pearlman.

Rhys Jones in at 10 for Keys

South Wales Argus: IN AT 10: Rhys Jones lines up at fly-half for Cross Keys against Bedwas

7:45am Saturday 20th September 2014

WALES sevens international Rhys Jones gets the nod to pull the strings from fly-half in Cross Keys’ Principality Premiership derby with Bedwas at Pandy Park this afternoon (kick-off 2.30pm), writes Chris Kirwan.

MELISSA JONES SAYS: Koliakhova could be one to watch

7:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

WELSH trainer John Flint is raring to unleash his new juvenile hurdler, who he believes has a similar level of potential as a horse purchased out of his stable which went on to win five graded races.

LIVE: Wales Open - Day 2

South Wales Argus:

9:42am Friday 19th September 2014

FOLLOW live coverage of the Wales Open at the Celtic Manor with our reporter Michael Pearlman.

PRINCIPALITY PREMIERSHIP: Newport 12 Pontypridd 34

South Wales Argus: ON THE CHARGE: Newport prop Alex Jeffries carries hard

8:55pm Friday 19th September 2014

NEWPORT are yet to get off the mark in the Principality Premiership after being overpowered 34-12 by champions Pontypridd at Rodney Parade.

Pearlman's notes from the Manor: day two

South Wales Argus: Pancake competition. Newport County represented by Lenny Pidgley, Jamie Stevens and assistant manager Jimmy Dack. (4397988)

8:15pm Friday 19th September 2014

YOUR ARGUS scribe would like to begin by thanking the Newport County fan who amused me no-end on Thursday.

Dredge admits he thought career might be over

South Wales Argus: Wales' Bradley Dredge on the 5th fairway during day two of the 2014 ISPS Handa Welsh Open at Celtic Manor, Newport. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 19, 2014. See PA story GOLF Welsh. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire

7:47pm Friday 19th September 2014

BLACKWOOD’S Bradley Dredge has admitted injury and illness have threatened and still threaten his playing career.

Phil Price and Jamie Donaldson in contention at Wales Open

South Wales Argus: ISPS HandaWalesOpen at the Celtic Manor Resort
POISE Phillip Price (10512547)

6:37pm Friday 19th September 2014

WELSH duo Phillip Price and Jamie Donaldson are in contention to become the first home winners in the last ISPS Handa Wales Open.

Price and Donaldson in contention at Wales Open

South Wales Argus:

6:37pm Friday 19th September 2014

WELSH duo Phillip Price and Jamie Donaldson are in contention to become the first home winners in the last ISPS Handa Wales Open.

County pair set to join Brackley Town on loan

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

1:24pm Friday 19th September 2014

NEWPORT County AFC duo Shaun Jeffers and Jamie Stephens are expected to complete loan moves to Conference North outfit Brackley Town today, subject to international clearance.

No Euro 2020 games for Wales

South Wales Argus:

12:25pm Friday 19th September 2014

WALES have missed out on selection as a venue for the 2020 European Championships.

Centre Ben John signs on loan from Ospreys to help injury-hit Dragons

South Wales Argus:

12:09pm Friday 19th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have signed Ben John on loan from the Ospreys with the centre slotting straight into midfield for tomorrow’s Guinness Pro12 clash with Glasgow.

Keys have a headache at 10 for Bedwas derby

South Wales Argus: DRAGONS DUTY: Cross Keys will be without fly-half Dorian Jones, as well as Angus O'Brien, for the derby with Bedwas at Pandy Park

10:10am Friday 19th September 2014

CROSS Keys are unsure about who will be wearing 10 against Bedwas tomorrow afternoon but they are delighted to have such a selection headache.

Jason Strange hoping for a more fluent Ebbw at the Gnoll

South Wales Argus: LATE CALL: Ebbw Vale skipper Damien Hudd suffered a blow to the head against Llandovery

10:08am Friday 19th September 2014

EBBW VALE made a flying start to life back in the Principality Premiership but head coach Jason Strange is still looking for more in tomorrow's afternoon's clash with Neath at the Gnoll.

Dragons to keep a close eye on Glasgow's flying Fijian

South Wales Argus: DANGER MAN: Newport Gwent Dragons need to keep Niko Matawalu quiet

9:02am Friday 19th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons must get to grips with one Glaswegian who certainly has no qualms about going it alone when they attempt to get their Guinness Pro12 campaign up and running at Rodney Parade.

LEWIS EVANS: Bath tune-up sets us up for Glasgow challenge

South Wales Argus:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

WE will be hunting our first win of the Guinness Pro12 season when we take on Glasgow tomorrow afternoon – and preparation has been excellent with a little bit of help from some English rivals.

Cross Keys sign ex-Pontypridd forward

8:18am Friday 19th September 2014

CROSS Keys have boosted their squad after recruiting promising former Pontypridd second row Simon Williams into their ranks.

LIVE: Wales Open - Day 1

South Wales Argus: SECOND PLACE: Gwent's Bradley Dredge in the inaugural Made in Denmark European Tour event

10:07am Thursday 18th September 2014

FOLLOW live coverage of the Wales Open at the Celtic Manor with our reporter Michael Pearlman.

Kingsley Jones delighted with progress of Dragons' pack

9:46pm Thursday 18th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons may be struggling for numbers in the backs but their forwards appear to be in good shape ahead of tomorrow's Guinness Pro12 clash with Glasgow (kick-off 2.40pm), writes Chris Kirwan.

Newport stalwart Pattison makes timely return for Ponty challenge

South Wales Argus: Newport look to celebrate prop Dai Pattison's 300th game with victory

11:05am Friday 19th September 2014

NEWPORT are boosted by the return of influential prop Dai Pattison for tonight’s game against champions Pontypridd in the Principality Premiership.

PEARLMAN’S NOTES FROM THE MANOR

7:29pm Thursday 18th September 2014

IT was a lovely trip down memory lane on Wednesday when it also felt like being back in the thick of the Ryder Cup action.

Dredge and Price both looking forward to a positive future

South Wales Argus: ISPS HandaWalesOpen at the Celtic Manor ResortPOISE Phillip Price (10512545)

6:33pm Thursday 18th September 2014

GWENT duo Phillip Price and Bradley Dredge believe they are heading towards the silver lining to some pretty huge clouds that have given them a fraught couple of years, writes Michael Pearlman.

Former Ryder Cup star Colsaerts upstages quartet

South Wales Argus: ISPS HandaWalesOpen at the Celtic Manor ResortALL EYES ON HIM Jamie Donaldson who will challenging in the Ryder Cup next week, focuses on the Welsh Open at the Celtic Manor Resort  (10505950)

6:31pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE Quartet of Ryder Cup stars strutting their stuff at the ISPS Handa Celtic Manor Wales Open endured a mixed opening round as a former Team Europe member stole the show.

Exiles striker Joe Parker returns to Gloucester on loan

South Wales Argus: Gloucester City versus Newport County (pre-season friendly)
SPEED Newport County's Joe Parker goes past his man (8396884)

5:18pm Thursday 18th September 2014

NEWPORT County AFC striker Joe Parker has returned to his previous club Gloucester City on a one-month loan deal.

Colsaerts' regret at missing Ryder Cup

South Wales Argus: SWA NICK MORRISH 19-09-06THE CELTIC MANOR NEWPORT (9858748)

3:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

NICOLAS Colsaerts outshone the Ryder Cup players competing in the ISPS Handa Wales Open, but admitted to pangs of jealousy at missing out on a second appearance in the event at Gleneagles.

Gabbidon and ex-County assistant Young to take charge at Cardiff

South Wales Argus: WALES CALL: Cwmbran's Danny Gabbidon

2:58pm Thursday 18th September 2014

CWMBRAN’S Danny Gabbidon and former Newport County assistant manager Scott Young have been placed in interim charge of Championship Cardiff City following the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

RRW ring the changes

2:23pm Thursday 18th September 2014

NIGEL Short has stepped down as chairman of Regional Rugby Wales with Scarlets colleague Robin Cammish taking over at the helm while Mark Davies has been confirmed as chief executive.

Hearn confirms Liverpool return for Bellew v Cleverly

2:16pm Thursday 18th September 2014

PROMOTER Eddie Hearn has confirmed Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew are set for a world title eliminator in Liverpool at the end of November.

McGinley's Gleneagles plan for Wales Open paying off

South Wales Argus:

12:15pm Thursday 18th September 2014

PAUL McGinley's decision to set up Celtic Manor like Gleneagles ahead of next week's Ryder Cup looked to be paying dividends today, but not quite how the European captain might have expected.

County v Accrington date changed

South Wales Argus:

11:49am Thursday 18th September 2014

NEWPORT County AFC have confirmed that their home clash with Accrington Stanley, originally scheduled for Saturday, October 25, will now take place at 3pm on Sunday, October 26.

Dragons fixture headache solved

South Wales Argus:

10:36am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE LV= Cup has had a fixture reshuffle to avoid a clash with Newport Gwent Dragons’ Guinness Pro12 encounter with Ulster.

Justin Edinburgh slams 'ludicrous' League Two fixture list

South Wales Argus: FIXTURE FURY: County manager Justin Edinburgh

10:15am Thursday 18th September 2014

NEWPORT County AFC manager Justin Edinburgh has branded the League Two fixture list ‘ludicrous’ as his side face a second tough away trip of the week.

CHRIS KIRWAN: Youth no longer an excuse for Dragons but more middle men needed

South Wales Argus: SEASONED CAMPAIGNER: Ian Gough was one of a number of experienced players in Dragons’ line-up against Ospreys

10:09am Thursday 18th September 2014

WHEN a side features Lee Byrne, Ian Gough, Andy Powell and Boris Stankovich it becomes hard to use youth as a reason for coming up short.







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