CHRIS KIRWAN: Sticking tight with regional rivals is hard but essential

South Wales Argus: TURNED BLUE: Adam Jones has moved to Cardiff from the Ospreys

10:35am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE regions have adopted a phalanx formation this summer, shields tightly together and spears out in their spat with the Welsh Rugby Union.

CHRIS KIRWAN: Dragons must adopt cautious approach with academy talent

South Wales Argus: Joe Davies (5501680)

10:29am Thursday 21st August 2014

THROWING teenagers Tyler Morgan, Jack Dixon, Hallam Amos into action in the Guinness Pro12 doesn't seem quite so risky when compared to the approach of Toro Rosso.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: A mixed week for Argus Sport's movers and shakers

7:33am Tuesday 19th August 2014

It's been a mixed week for some of the key movers in Argus Sport.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Wales dominated opening weekend of the Premier League

South Wales Argus: Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis during the Barclays Premier League match at Selhurst Park, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday December 3, 2013. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 4

7:24am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE Premier League is back and more than ever before on an opening weekend, it was Wales dominating the headlines.

MIKE FLYNN SAYS: Awesome academy boys make up for opening day defeat

South Wales Argus: GOAL: Ben Brooks scored for Newport County under-18s at Bristol Rovers

9:17am Saturday 16th August 2014

FOR me and the rest of the first team it hasn’t been the start to the season that we were all hoping for but the club’s under-18s have been simply awesome this week.

Saint Are switches stables

4:33pm Friday 15th August 2014

SAINT Are, the horse who gave trainer Tim Vaughan one the finest hours of his training career, has switched stables.

CHRIS KIRWAN: Senior forwards will give captain Byrne a helping hand

South Wales Argus: NEW SKIPPER: Lee Byrne will be given a hand by his Newport Gwent Dragons pack

10:19am Thursday 14th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will hope that they've struck gold by naming Lee Byrne as captain for the coming season.

CHRIS KIRWAN: The need to save face ensuring stare down continues

10:17am Thursday 14th August 2014

AT the turn of the millennium a cult television comedy series called Big Train featured an animated sketch about the World Stare Out Championships.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Good on Kellie Maloney, but she should apologise for homophobic comments

8:02am Tuesday 12th August 2014

I AWOKE on Sunday morning to four text messages on my phone, all of them saying largely the same thing, "Have you heard about Frank Maloney?"

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Edinburgh must inject pace into his squad

South Wales Argus: Justin Edinburgh (5916170)

7:53am Tuesday 12th August 2014

NEWPORT County might have made a horrible start to the new season, but manager Justin Edinburgh still has enough time to put things right.

MELISSA JONES: Dragon Andy Powell is loving life as racehorse owner

South Wales Argus:

7:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

ANDY Powell may get his kicks from rugby, but off the pitch his racehorse is proving more than a match for his favourite sport.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Kovalev v Hopkins is worrying, like Rocky III

South Wales Argus: Wales' Joe Calzaghe on top as he exchanges punches with USA 's Bernard Hopkins during the Light-Heavyweight Title at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, USA.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday April 19, 2008. See PA story BOXING Las

8:40am Tuesday 5th August 2014

ANYONE who is even a little bit passionate about boxing knows that being a world champion is no guarantee that you’re the real deal.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Bookies have it about right in County assessment

South Wales Argus: Adam Chapman tackles Rhys Bennett (5915854)

8:22am Tuesday 5th August 2014

THE new League Two campaign is almost upon us and Newport County AFC fans have plenty of cause for excitement, even if the bookies don’t seem to think so.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Langer could and should make Ryder Cup team

7:38am Tuesday 29th July 2014

COULD it really happen? Could Bernhard Langer make the European Ryder Cup team at the age of 56?

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Incredibly hard to predict anything other than excitement over new campaign for County

South Wales Argus: Justin Edinburgh applaudes the fans as he leaves the pitch (5916344)

7:26am Tuesday 29th July 2014

AFTER turning off and tuning out for a few weeks as my attention went exclusively to Brazil and the World Cup it’s time for us to return to the grind of domestic football.

Melissa Jones says: Al Kazeem dream not over

6:06am Saturday 26th July 2014


CHRIS KIRWAN: Leadership not a problem for Dragons

South Wales Argus: England's Alastair Cook appears dejected after India's victory during day five of the second test at Lord's Cricket Ground, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date Monday July 21, 2014. See PA Story CRICKET England. Photo credit should r

10:04am Thursday 24th July 2014

PERHAPS it is only a chronic lack of alternatives that means Alastair Cook will lead out England in the third Test against India in Southampton on Sunday.

CHRIS KIRWAN: Lack of clarity over Fred Evans KO is scandalous

South Wales Argus: Wales' Fred Evans during the Team GB Media Day at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 24, 2013. Fred Evans is the first to admit his career has not gone entirely to plan since a series of

9:56am Thursday 24th July 2014

ONE fears that Fred Evans will soon be forgotten about now that the Commonwealth Games has got under way in Glasgow.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: FAW have difficult decisions to come on Ched Evans

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

8:16am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE Euro 2016 campaign is supposed to be the big one for Wales, the qualifying tournament where for once we enter with genuine belief that this time it could be different.

DAVID HARRISON: It's T20 crunch time with quarter-final spot within Glamorgan's grasp

South Wales Argus: Argus-Mark    15-04-11Glamorgan v GloucestershireJames Harris (8355479)

8:07am Friday 18th July 2014

IT'S CRUNCH time for Glamorgan in the NatWest T20 and tonight we can take a massive step towards earning a spot in the quarter-finals.

CHRIS KIRWAN: Welsh rugby uncertainty isn't just harming the players

South Wales Argus: Adam Jones (4648920)

10:45am Thursday 17th July 2014

ON-FIELD consequences dominate when considering the spat between Regional Rugby Wales and the Welsh Rugby Union.

CHRIS KIRWAN: Trusting partnership is vital if dark clouds over Welsh rugby are to clear

10:31am Thursday 17th July 2014

PERHAPS Newport Gwent Dragons are merely mimicking Prince as their spat with the Welsh Rugby Union rumbles on.

CHRIS KIRWAN: Allow the specialists to make sevens shine at the Olympics

10:03am Thursday 10th July 2014

THE countdown to rugby sevens joining the Olympics party at Rio 2016 begins when the Commonwealth Games gets under way at the end of the month.

MELISSA JONES SAYS: Union Rose is starting to bloom

South Wales Argus: SECOND: Union Rose (second right) finishes runner-up at Chepstow

6:31am Saturday 5th July 2014

NEWPORT car dealership owner Adrian Evans has just about finished celebrating - after his bargain buy racehorse finished second at Royal Ascot at a massive 100-1.

CHRIS KIRWAN: Occasionals' cash welcome as long as Welsh rugby regulars benefit

South Wales Argus: File photo dated 17/03/2012 of Wales celebrating winning the Grand Slam during the RBS 6 Nations match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday January 24, 2014. Wales will create history if they win this season'

10:03am Thursday 3rd July 2014

I BELIEVE I’ve earned my stripes as a rugby follower; I played throughout my youth and watched from the terrace and stands at Welford Road in Leicester.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: World Cup should give Wales fans hope

7:55am Tuesday 1st July 2014

ON the simple basis that Gareth Bale isn't unhinged, Welsh football fans should take a lot of heart from some of the performances at this extraordinary World Cup.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Goals should be the goal for returning Exiles

South Wales Argus: Launch of new Newport County home and away kits. The new home and away kits are modelled by players Christian Jolley and Aaron O'Connor. (5657985)

7:47am Tuesday 1st July 2014

NEWPORT County AFC returned to work yesterday as pre-season began and fingers crossed, they made goals their goal for the new campaign.

MELISSA JONES: Meet the South Wales Argus' racehorse

South Wales Argus: SECOND: Top Cop in his race on Monday

7:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

SOUTH Wales Argus racing club horse Top Cop has every chance of making a winning start for members, his trainer believes.

DAVID HARRISON: Glamorgan will dig deep in hectic fortnight

South Wales Argus: Glamorgan's Graham Wagg appeals to the umpire for 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

9:55am Friday 27th June 2014

THERE'S a saying that players don't get as tired when they are winning – hopefully that will be the case as Glamorgan enter another crazy block of the season.

CHRIS KIRWAN: Rugby in desperate need of some World Cup shocks

South Wales Argus: Wale's Lloyd Williams, right, tackles Japan's Fumiaki Tanaka during a rugby test in Osaka, western Japan, Saturday, June 8, 2013.   Welsh team defeated Japan 22-18. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT  (7522494)

10:02am Thursday 26th June 2014

IT’S hard to pick a World Cup winner out in Brazil at the moment; how rugby would love such uncertainty next year.

CHRIS KIRWAN: Ian Evans' Bristol choice is bizarre in a World Cup year

South Wales Argus: BRISTOL-BOUND: Wales lock Ian Evans

10:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

IT remains to be seen whether Wales boss Warren Gatland will make his way to Moseley's Billesley Common in October to keep an eye on his Bristol contingent.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: England's World Cup disgrace didn't occur on the pitch

8:17am Tuesday 24th June 2014

THERE has been a national embarrassment over the Severn Bridge pertaining to the World Cup, but not the one the tabloid papers would have you believe.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Why the apathy over County moving back home to Newport?

South Wales Argus: Llanwern High School announced that Newport County Football Club will be using their sports pitches for training.  Pictured at the training ground from left Andy Knight Director of Business, Dave Boddy Chief Executive Newport County and Peter Jenkins Scho

8:06am Tuesday 24th June 2014

I HAVE to admit I was surprised last week at the total apathy towards Newport County AFC announcing their intention to ditch Cardiff as their permanent training base.

CHRIS KIRWAN: Gatland under pressure as 'group of death' looms

South Wales Argus: THE BOSS: Wales head coach Warren Gatland

10:02am Thursday 19th June 2014

IT proved to be an expensive mistake when the Football Association agreed a fresh, lucrative deal with Fabio Capello on the eve of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

CHRIS KIRWAN: It's far too early to be writing off Adam Jones

South Wales Argus: Adam Jones (4648920)

10:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

I DON'T doubt that Adam Jones will take part in his fourth World Cup next year; whether he does so as Wales' first-choice tighthead is another matter.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: My kingdom for an FA Cup run

South Wales Argus: (7188741)

8:12am Tuesday 17th June 2014

An FA Cup run, an FA Cup run, my kingdom for an FA Cup run.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Phil Neville and Co are no Muppets

7:51am Tuesday 17th June 2014

IT’S not easy being green, according to Kermit the Frog, but if you’re a World Cup pundit, it’s not easy being seen.

MELISSA JONES: The Gwent trainers gunning for Royal Ascot glory

South Wales Argus: WINNER: Majestic Hero winning at Chepstow on his latest start

7:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

TWO Gwent sprinting maestros go in search of a first Royal Ascot win with their best ever chances next week.

DAVID HARRISON: Home run crucial for Glamorgan in bid for T20 quarters

South Wales Argus: Glamorgan's Jim Allenby hits out his innings of 74 not out during the Clydesdale Bank Pro40 Semi Final match at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 7, 2013. See PA story CRICKET Hampshire. Photo credi

9:36am Friday 13th June 2014

IT'S been a really encouraging start to the NatWest T20 Blast for Glamorgan – but we know that we have to keep the pedal to the floor to make the quarter-finals.

CHRIS KIRWAN: Andy Powell can follow Colin Charvis by having the last laugh at Dragons

South Wales Argus: Andy Powell  (6922361)

10:02am Thursday 12th June 2014

IT didn't take long for the jokes to start once Newport Gwent Dragons announced that they had signed Andy Powell.

CHRIS KIRWAN: No incentive go for current Wales crop ahead of old brigade

South Wales Argus: Lyn Jones: Dragons will be meticulous in bid to strengthen squad

10:00am Thursday 12th June 2014

LAST week I wrote that the Dragons need to have some World Cup bolters if they are to avoid Taulupe Faletau being their only representative in the Wales squad, yet it's clear that the region don't want too much international disruption this season.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Your (armchair) guide to World Cup survival

8:13am Tuesday 10th June 2014

HAPPY World Cup week everyone, now let us discuss preparations for making the most out of this festival of football.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: I'm beginning to believe in bright football future for Wales

South Wales Argus: Coaching sessions at Dragon Park, Spytty, by FAW coaches
IN SESSION  Boys from colleges and elsewhere under the watchful eye (6880509)

8:07am Tuesday 10th June 2014

I HAVE to confess, I'm beginning to buy into the notion that Wales is undergoing a football revolution.

CHRIS KIRWAN: Dragons in dire need of some World Cup 'bolters'

South Wales Argus: Argus-Mark     13-08-11
Wales v England
(L-R) Lloyd Burns and Toby Faletau (2388416)

10:02am Thursday 5th June 2014

A PAIR of late bursts for selection meant that there was a respectable Newport Gwent Dragons contingent at the 2011 World Cup. A repeat will be needed next summer.

CHRIS KIRWAN: Matthew Morgan provides food for thought

South Wales Argus: LIVEWIRE: Matthew Morgan turned down the Dragons in favour of Bristol

9:57am Thursday 5th June 2014

IT’S unlikely that the chef went into a panic when informed about Warren Gatland’s late decision to increase his Wales squad for South Africa from 31 to 32 by bringing in pint-sized Matthew Morgan.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Malcolm has been brilliant for Newport, Wales and Team GB

South Wales Argus: (6749055)

8:13am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

UNDERVALUED, under-funded and unappreciated and now set for retirement, the end is nigh for the athletic career of Christian Malcolm.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Calzaghe is the greatest, but so unlucky to miss the boat twice

South Wales Argus: (6747918)

8:03am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

AFTER the astonishing spectacle at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night, I couldn’t help but think about the man who this weekend will enter boxing’s Hall of Fame, Newbridge’s own Joe Calzaghe.

DAVID HARRISON: West Indies ace Darren Sammy will be a huge hit at Glamorgan

South Wales Argus: HUGE HITTER: Darren Sammy will be in our T20 side for the next six weeks

10:01am Friday 30th May 2014

DON’T be surprised if you see a few fishermen wearing crash helmets on the River Taff over the next six weeks.

CHRIS KIRWAN: Junior World Championship talent must not be rushed

South Wales Argus: Newport Gwent Dragons v Benetton Rugby Treviso.  Dragon player No 13 Tyler Morgan crosses the Treviso line to score a try. (6091824)

10:07am Thursday 29th May 2014

IF you're good enough, you're old enough; an adage that has been applied after successive years of impressive showings by Wales Under-20s at the Junior World Championships.

CHRIS KIRWAN: Apathy a danger in Welsh rugby rumpus

10:01am Thursday 29th May 2014

THERE is a danger that a major event in Welsh rugby politics is, just like the European elections, greeted by apathy.

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