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Chris Kirwan

Stuart Lancaster

CHRIS KIRWAN: English inquest continues but clubs will always come first over the border

PARTY TIME: Wales held on for glory at Twickenham

CHRIS KIRWAN: Wales have learnt to edge thrillers but are playing with fire in closing stages

PAINFUL LOSS: Mike Brown showed his hurt when conducting interviews after England's loss to Wales

CHRIS KIRWAN: Cheesed-off England full-back Mike Brown not alone in showing post-match pain

SOLID NOT SPECTACULAR: World Cup hosts England are a fairly good side but it wouldn't be a huge upset if Wales turned Chris Robshaw's men over

CHRIS KIRWAN: Twickenham turns ordinary England into World Cup challengers but Wales can expose the cracks

CHRIS KIRWAN: Japan silenced the RWC moaners

CHRIS KIRWAN: Japan silenced the RWC moaners

CLASS ACT: Wales are without three key backs but can still call on quality players like Jamie Roberts

CHRIS KIRWAN: Wales can still prosper in World Cup group of opportunity

TO THE CORNER: The driving lineout, as set up by Ebbw Vale's Damien Hudd against Newport last week, will be a huge weapon under the new experimental laws

CHRIS KIRWAN: Sorry World Rugby, no prizes for new points system

Dragons centre Ross Wardle will hope to get plenty of running opportunities when Zebre return to Rodney Parade

CHRIS KIRWAN: Dragons must set the tone at home with convincing win against Zebre

NAME CHANGE: Wales will play at the Principality Stadium from next year

CHRIS KIRWAN: It may well take a decade to shake off Millennium bug

EURO RACE: Hopefully Adam Warren and the Dragons can catch the Scarlets

CHRIS KIRWAN: Upwardly-mobile Dragons must push into Champions Cup battle

WORLD CUP NERVES: Warren Gatland will hope Ken Owens is fit to face Australia again

CHRIS KIRWAN: Gatland's hookers decision will lead to unnecessary anxiety

WARRIOR: Newport Gwent Dragons forward Andrew Coombs was superb when surprisingly called up for the 2013 Six Nations

CHRIS KIRWAN: Nothing wrong with opting for those with miles on the clock ahead of youth

CONFUSION: Rynard Landman on the charge against Edinburgh for the Catalan Dragons... or was it Newport?

CHRIS KIRWAN: Prudent for supporters to scrutinise board over Newport Gwent Dragons’ direction

CHRIS KIRWAN: There is no selection headache, free-running Tipuric is a supersub

CHRIS KIRWAN: There is no selection headache, free-running Tipuric is a supersub

CHRIS KIRWAN: Have a little patience and hold fire with sweeping sporting judgements

CHRIS KIRWAN: Have a little patience and hold fire with sweeping sporting judgements

HOT PROSPECT: Even if Dragons centre Jack Dixon doesn't make the cut for the World Cup the 20-year-old will profit from being involved in the build-up

CHRIS KIRWAN: Dragons set to benefit from World Cup bounce

WISHY-WASHY: England's Jimmy Anderson celebrates another wicket at Edgbaston but the batting of Australia's Adam Voges left a lot to be desired

CHRIS KIRWAN: Don't confuse absorbing entertainment with sporting excellence

QUALITY: Sam Burgess has the tools to be a rapid hit with England

CHRIS KIRWAN: 'Slammin' Sam' will be no weak link for Wales to exploit

BIG CHALLENGE: Ben Parry and Pontypool are chasing promotion to the Premiership

CHRIS KIRWAN: Championship campaign shaping up to be a cracker

SUCCESS STORY: Ross Wardle earned a Dragons deal by shining with Bedwas but more A team rugby would help others make the grade

CHRIS KIRWAN: 'A' teams needed to bridge gap to pro ranks

HOT PROPERTY: Taulupe Faletau

CHRIS KIRWAN: Transfer fees, release clauses and service station deals inevitable as rugby mirrors wise football moves

PLAYING WITH FREEDOM: Wales will hope England's rugby players follow the lead of the cricketers

CHRIS KIRWAN: Gatland will hope Lancaster’s England follow the cricketers’ gung-ho approach in a bid to entertain

NEARLY THERE: Gareth Bale and Wales are closing in on qualification for France 2016

CHRIS KIRWAN: Creating a rugby/football divide unhelpful when a sporting mix is needed

PERFECT DAY: Newport Gwent Dragons celebrate their penalty try in the Challenge Cup quarter-final win against Cardiff Blues

CHRIS KIRWAN: Dragons playing with pride and spirit to give reason to believe in a bright future

CHOPPED DOWN: Jack Dixon lead the way in defence for Newport Gwent Dragons

CHRIS KIRWAN: Centre Jack Dixon at the heart of Dragons' upturn in fortunes

INFLUENTIAL FIGURE: South African prop Brok Harris has been a mainstay of the Dragons' front row since arriving from South Africa

CHRIS KIRWAN: Dragons making strides with foreign accents guiding young Welsh talent

GREAT BACKING: Newport Gwent Dragons held on against Cardiff Blues, aided by their passionate fans

CHRIS KIRWAN: Passionate backing makes Rodney Parade special but 'horrible' tag a worry

CHASING A REPEAT: Dorian Jones and Nic Cudd celebrated a Newport Gwent Dragons victory in the capital on Boxing Day and need to be toasting success on Saturday afternoon

CHRIS KIRWAN: Challenge Cup a source of amusement for some but derby defeat would be no laughing matter for upwardly-mobile Dragons

DRIVING FORCE: Hooker Elliot Dee celebrates Newport Gwent Dragons' first pushover try against Cardiff Blues on Boxing Day

CHRIS KIRWAN: The more mauls the merrier for the Dragons in Euro derby

SELECTION BATTLE: Newport Gwent Dragons wing Hallam Amos will hope to force his way into Warren Gatland's Wales squad for the World Cup

CHRIS KIRWAN: Precious few places left in Wales’ World Cup party

TRY TIME: Sean O'Brien burst over for Ireland on their way to the Six Nations title

CHRIS KIRWAN: A new free-flowing era for the Six Nations? Don't be daft

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CHRIS KIRWAN: Maybe it's just time to move on from Adam Jones

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CHRIS KIRWAN: Dragons could do with bringing their A game for burgeoning talent

PAST TARGET: The Dragons moved for experienced fly-half Andy Goode in 2013

CHRIS KIRWAN: Dragons looking for influence from 9

GUTTING DEFEAT: Dragons centre Ashley Smith on the charge in last Sunday's defeat to Zebre

CHRIS KIRWAN: Dragons desperately need more depth

GONE: Former Newport boss Sven Cronk

CHRIS KIRWAN: Diplomacy increasingly a key virtue for Premiership bosses

GOING: WRU chief executive Roger Lewis

CHRIS KIRWAN: Roger Lewis' successor can share around the smiles

IMPRESSIVE DISPLAY: Rhys thomas and the rest of the dragons pack were excellent in defeat to connacht

CHRIS KIRWAN: Dragons need to find a way to cope with great expectations

BIG MOMENT: The Dragons celebrate a momentous victory

CHRIS KIRWAN: Dragons clearly making strides but need to show their supporters sign of their progress

CHRIS KIRWAN: Gatland's pick and stick policy risks damaging squad morale

CHRIS KIRWAN: Gatland's pick and stick policy risks damaging squad morale

CHRIS KIRWAN: WRU must take the lead in setting the tone of international matchday in Cardiff

CHRIS KIRWAN: WRU must take the lead in setting the tone of international matchday in Cardiff

OLD ENEMIES: Action from England v Wales at Twickenham last year

CHRIS KIRWAN: Wales versus England a magnificent rugby spectacle with plenty of unwanted extras bolted on

CHRIS KIRWAN: Paying punter already getting a kicking because of TV

STAR QUALITY: Stade Francais may have been weakened but still boasted the likes of former Springbok Morne Steyn in the side beaten by the Dragons

CHRIS KIRWAN: Challenge Cup glory not to be sniffed at

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CHRIS KIRWAN: Gatland's stubborn streak a virtue in long-term plotting for Twickenham

PACK POWER: Dragons captain Rynard Landman as the heart of a drive against Newcastle

CHRIS KIRWAN: Nothing for Dragons to fear as they dream of European glory

PLACE SAFE: 'Gatland's Law' is unlikely to prevent players heading over the border

CHRIS KIRWAN: No players off the Wales menu despite 'Gatland's Law'

BELIEF: Hooker Elliot Dee powers over from an impressive Dragons driving lineout against Cardiff Blues

CHRIS KIRWAN: Dragons' pack giving reason for optimism

DANGEROUS RUNNER: Hallam Amos is the Dragons' leading try scorer in the Pro12 with three but has frequently put boot to ball rather than chancing his arm

CHRIS KIRWAN: Dragons' tactics can be bootiful on the road but give Rodney Parade faithful little to cheer

ANOTHER STOPPAGE: French referee Pascal Gauzere talks to the Wales and Fiji packs at scrum time last autumn

CHRIS KIRWAN: Scrum farce giving plenty of opportunities for ref bashing

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