Lyn Jones: On-song Dragons tyro Elliot Dee in the mix for Wales selection

South Wales Argus: Dragons squad 2014-15. Elliot Dee (9444121)

9:05am Tuesday 30th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones believes hooker Elliot Dee is in the mix for Wales selection after making a superb start to the season.

Relieved Dragons know they must up their game in Llanelli

South Wales Argus: Newport  Gwent Dragons v Benetton Rugby Treviso.  Pictured is Newport Gwent Dragons Player No 9 Jonathan Evans on the break. (10842228)

7:07am Tuesday 30th September 2014

CHAMPAGNE wasn't flowing at Rodney Parade as it was at Gleneagles on Sunday evening but victory meant just as much for Newport Gwent Dragons as it did for the European Ryder Cup team.

Lyn Jones: Dragons on the up thanks to return of seasoned backs

South Wales Argus: Newport  Gwent Dragons v Benetton Rugby Treviso.  Pictured is Newport Gwent Dragons Player No 11 Hallam Amos scoring the opening try. (10842243)

9:04am Monday 29th September 2014

DIRECTOR of rugby Lyn Jones hailed the return of his experienced campaigners after Newport Gwent Dragons enjoyed their first Guinness Pro12 win of the season.

Dragons 33 Treviso 15

South Wales Argus: Newport  Gwent Dragons v Benetton Rugby Treviso.  Pictured is Newport Gwent Dragons Player No 11 Hallam Amos scoring his second try. (10842251)

6:06pm Sunday 28th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons ended a two-year wait for a four-try bonus point in the Guinness Pro12 with a comprehensive win against Treviso at Rodney Parade.

Dragons v Treviso

South Wales Argus:

3:16pm Sunday 28th September 2014

UPDATES from Rodney Parade as Newport Gwent Dragons host Treviso in the Guinness Pro12.

Dragons to face Bucharest in Europe

South Wales Argus:

9:25pm Saturday 27th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will face Bucharest in the European Rugby Challenge Cup after the Romanians edged past Calvisano in a qualifier.

Ex-Dragon Will Harries scores on Ealing bow

South Wales Argus: Dragons departures for Will Harries and Adam Hughes

7:06pm Saturday 27th September 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons wing Will Harries scored a try on his debut for Ealing Tralifinders this afternoon.

Dragons tighthead Dan Way keen to catch the eye ahead of Brok Harris' autumn arrival

South Wales Argus: FIRST START: Prop Dan Way is looking to impress in the Dragons front row against Treviso

10:12am Saturday 27th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons tighthead Dan Way is desperate to grasp his chance to impress ahead of the arrival of South African prop Brok Harris.

Kingsley Jones: Win can ignite Dragons' campaign

South Wales Argus: WELCOME RETURN: Lee Byrne is back to boost the Dragons against Treviso

9:17am Saturday 27th September 2014

HEAD coach Kingsley Jones is confident that a win against Treviso tomorrow afternoon will spark Newport Gwent Dragons' Guinness Pro12 campaign into life.

Experienced trio pass fitness tests to make Dragons return against Treviso

South Wales Argus:

12:10pm Friday 26th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are boosted by the return of three experienced backs for their crunch Guinness Pro12 clash with Treviso on Sunday.

LEWIS EVANS: Sunday slot gives us perfect preparation for crunch Treviso clash

South Wales Argus:

9:00am Friday 26th September 2014

THERE are quite a few golfers in the Newport Gwent Dragons squad but we’re more than happy to be missing the Ryder Cup finale in order to be in the best possible shape for our must-win clash with Treviso.

Ashley Smith back to solve Dragons midfield crisis

South Wales Argus: ORGANISER: Centre Ashley Smith should give the Dragons a boost in attack and defence

8:03am Friday 26th September 2014

ASHLEY Smith has given Newport Gwent Dragons a huge lift by declaring himself fit to face Treviso at Rodney Parade.

Dee: Dragons have to grind Treviso down

South Wales Argus: Dragons squad 2014-15. Elliot Dee (9444121)

6:32am Friday 26th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons won't care too much about style on Sunday as long as the clash with Treviso at Rodney Parade yields four morale-boosting Guinness Pro12 points.

Ben John happy to take centre stage after answering Dragons' SOS

South Wales Argus: IN AT THE DEEP END: Ben John started in the Dragons' midfield just days after joining on loan from the Ospreys

9:05am Thursday 25th September 2014

CENTRE Ben John hopes that practice will make perfect when he lines up for Newport Gwent Dragons against Treviso on Sunday.

Dragons' injury woes worsen

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

9:04am Wednesday 24th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons’ injury crisis has deepened ahead of Sunday’s must-win Guinness Pro12 clash with Treviso.

Doubts over future of Judgment Day double-header

South Wales Argus: Argus-Mark    30-03-13
Dragons v Scarlets Judgement Day 2013
Pat Leach (2231467)

12:02pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE future of regional rugby's Judgement Day is in doubt with no agreement in place to host the Guinness Pro12 double-header derby day at the Millennium Stadium next Easter.

Wasteful Dragons need to rack up the phases - Rynard Landman

South Wales Argus: HARD CARRY: Dragons lock Rynard Landman takes on the Glasgow defence

9:02am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

LOCK Rynard Landman says Newport Gwent Dragons cannot afford to be as wasteful with the ball if they are to get their season up and running against Treviso on Sunday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ashley Smith straight back in to boost injury-hit Dragons

South Wales Argus: Ross Wardle keen to learn off Dragons midfield partner Ashley Smith

9:18am Thursday 18th September 2014

ASHLEY Smith has only just returned to full training after six months on the sidelines but will answer Newport Gwent Dragons’ SOS against Glasgow on Saturday.

Dragons boss: Andrew Coombs must learn after putting the boot in

South Wales Argus: ON THE CHARGE: Dragons blindside flanker Andrew Coombs carries hard against Bristol

9:04am Thursday 18th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons head coach Kingsley Jones believes Andrew Coombs has learnt a harsh lesson after being slapped with a three-week ban for carelessly catching Alun Wyn Jones on the head with his boot.

Dragons down to the bare bones for Glasgow

South Wales Argus: Dragons squad 2014-15. Jason Tovey (9444142)

4:56pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are down to the bare bones in the backs for Saturday’s Guinness Pro12 clash with in-form Glasgow at Rodney Parade.

Premiership action crucial for Dragons tyro Angus O'Brien - Neil Jenkins

South Wales Argus: BRIGHT START: Angus O'Brien impressed on his Dragons debut

9:36am Wednesday 17th September 2014

WALES skills coach Neil Jenkins believes plenty of rugby, whether with Cross Keys or Newport Gwent Dragons, is vital in the development of promising fly-half Angus O'Brien.

Dragons boss: Prop Lloyd Fairbrother can be our Samson Lee

South Wales Argus: BRIGHT START: Tighthead Lloyd Fairbrother has impressed in the Dragons' front row

9:19am Wednesday 17th September 2014

LLOYD Fairbrother has been tipped to follow in the footsteps of Wales tighthead Samson Lee after making a bright start to life with Newport Gwent Dragons.

Three-week ban for Dragons forward Andrew Coombs

South Wales Argus:

9:40pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons forward Andrew Coombs has been banned for three weeks for stamping on the head of Alun Wyn Jones.

Italians and Romanians battle to face Dragons

South Wales Argus: (10416324)

1:21pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will move a step closer to knowing their final European opponents this weekend when the first leg of the Rugby Challenge Cup qualifiers takes place.

Defensive don Nic Cudd so valuable to Dragons - Kingsley Jones

South Wales Argus: Ospreys heading east without talisman Alun Wyn Jones

8:52am Monday 15th September 2014

NIC Cudd may only stand at 5ft 10is but head coach Kingsley Jones says the openside flanker has proved that he is a defensive titan for Newport Gwent Dragons.

Dragons forward Andrew Coombs cited

South Wales Argus:

7:48pm Sunday 14th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons forward Andrew Coombs has been cited following an incident in the second half of last Friday’s 17-15 loss to the Ospreys.

Dragons lacking patience in attack, admits Kingsley Jones

South Wales Argus: ON THE CHARGE: Lewis Evans carries the ball hard for the Dragons against the Ospreys

11:33am Saturday 13th September 2014

HEAD coach Kingsley Jones admits that Newport Gwent Dragons are missing the calming influence of injured centres Ashley Smith and Pat Leach after another error-strewn display.

Dragons 15 Ospreys 17

South Wales Argus: Dragons versus Ospreys
BREAKING THROUGH Dragon Rynard Landman (10316740)

9:41pm Friday 12th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons were condemned to a derby defeat by the Ospreys after a late comeback inspired by teenage debutant Angus O'Brien fell agonisingly short.

Lyn Jones: Dragons must hunt and harass Ospreys in Rodney Parade cauldron

9:31am Friday 12th September 2014

LYN Jones has demanded Newport Gwent Dragons "hunt down and harass" the Ospreys at a raucous Rodney Parade this evening to show that the gap has closed on the Welsh pacesetters.

LEWIS EVANS: After Obama hopefully the Dragons can keep Newport in the limelight

South Wales Argus:

9:00am Friday 12th September 2014

WITH the excitement of the Nato summit over – the constant flash of blue lights, protesters and general hype in the city – hopefully the Dragons can keep Newport in the limelight.

Wales pair back for Dragons

South Wales Argus: Taulupe Faletau to start Dragons' Pro12 opener  in Connacht on the bench

12:34pm Thursday 11th September 2014

WALES internationals Taulupe Faletau and Hallam Amos return to the starting line-up for Newport Gwent Dragons’ Guinness Pro12 clash with the Ospreys tomorrow night (kick-off 7.35pm).

Ian Gough: Young Dragons are leaving us old heads fearing the axe

South Wales Argus: BRIGHT PROSPECT: Elliot Dee and his fellow young guns are piling the pressure on the Dragons' seasoned campaigners

9:04am Thursday 11th September 2014

IAN Gough admits that the Newport Gwent Dragons young guns are leaving the seasoned campaigners sweating on their places.

Ospreys heading east without talisman Alun Wyn Jones

South Wales Argus: Ospreys heading east without talisman Alun Wyn Jones

7:38am Thursday 11th September 2014

THE Ospreys have opted against bringing back talisman lock Alun Wyn Jones against Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade tomorrow evening (kick-off 7.30pm).

Dragons hope Rodney Parade factor sends Ospreys into meltdown

South Wales Argus: Bristol v Dragons. Lee Byrne on the ball. (9378555)

9:10am Wednesday 10th September 2014

CAPTAIN Lee Byrne has asked the Newport Gwent Dragons faithful to turn Rodney Parade into a bear pit on Friday night to expose the Ospreys to the type of atmosphere that he used to dread.

Dan Biggar: Ospreys young guns need to step things up in Rodney Parade cauldron

South Wales Argus: BOOT-IFUL: Ospreys fly-half Dan Biggar shines when kicking out of hand as well as from the tee

8:26am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE Ospreys may have got their Guinness Pro12 campaign off to a flying start but Wales ace Dan Biggar says they need to up their game to avoid a Rodney Parade "stuffing" on Friday night.

Hallam Amos back to bolster Dragons midfield against Ospreys

South Wales Argus: Hallam Amos (5574339)

5:33pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

WALES international Hallam Amos will return for Newport Gwent Dragons against the Ospreys and is poised to line up in midfield.

Dragons lock Ian Gough desperate to earn an Ospreys reunion

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

9:05am Tuesday 9th September 2014

LOCK Ian Gough is hoping to get the chance to slug it out with his former side as a pick-me-up after Newport Gwent Dragons' disappointing start to the Guinness Pro12.

Pro12 credibility harmed by TMO farce - Dragons boss Lyn Jones

South Wales Argus: Lyn Jones pleased despite Dragons' lack of a bonus

9:04am Monday 8th September 2014

LYN Jones believes the Guinness Pro12 will continue to lag behind the Aviva Premiership until it brings in television footage to decide big calls in all games after Newport Gwent Dragons were hit by a controversial decision in their season opener.

Errors galore as Dragons waste golden chance for rare win in Ireland

South Wales Argus: ON THE CHARGE: Dragons number eight  Andy Powell is tackled by Connacht prop Denis Buckley (Picture: Mike Shaughnessy)

5:08pm Sunday 7th September 2014

ON the face of it a losing bonus point at the Sportsground wasn't a disastrous start to the Guinness Pro12 for Newport Gwent Dragons. In reality it was a golden opportunity to end their Irish hoodoo wasted.






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