Dragons complete Brok Harris deal

8:10am Friday 1st August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have confirmed the signing of Brok Harris but the South African prop will not arrive at Rodney Parade until the autumn.

DRAGONS NAME LEE BYRNE AS CAPTAIN

South Wales Argus: EXPERIENCE: Dragons captain Lee Byrne in action for Wales

6:12pm Thursday 31st July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have named Welsh international Lee Byrne as captain for the forthcoming season.

Rhys Jones: Dragons can be sevens challengers at the Stoop

South Wales Argus: Dragons in Premiership Sevens. Rhys Jones kicks for goal. (8633302)

7:14am Thursday 31st July 2014

WALES international Rhys Jones believes Newport Gwent Dragons will be even sharper when they head to the Twickenham Stoop for finals day of the Premiership Rugby 7s.

Burton exit confirmed

2:02pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Newport Gwent Dragons have confirmed the departure of Italy international fly-half Kris Burton from Rodney Parade.

Boris Stankovich: I want to create a scrummaging culture at Dragons

South Wales Argus: POWERFUL PROP: Boris Stankovich has signed for Newport Gwent Dragons from Leicester

7:16am Wednesday 30th July 2014

BORIS Stankovich loves his scrums and the loosehead prop hopes his Newport Gwent Dragons teammates will soon join him in thriving in the dark arts of the set piece.

Newport wing Elliot Frewen loving his Dragons chance

South Wales Argus: OPPORTUNITY TAKEN: Newport winger Elliot Frewen impressed for the Dragons in the Premiership Rugby 7s

9:04am Tuesday 29th July 2014

TO SOME the Premiership Rugby 7s is merely a low-key warm-up before the start of the proper season but for Elliot Frewen the tournament is a major opportunity.

Dragons set to take on Bell's Lydney

South Wales Argus: No pain no gain for Dragons' veteran prop Duncan Bell

8:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A NEWPORT Gwent Dragons Development XV will take on Duncan Bell’s Lydney in a pre-season friendly, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons to hold supporter workshops

12:44pm Monday 28th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will be holding three supporter workshops next Monday.

Dragons will look to 'right wrongs' at Premiership Rugby 7s finals day

South Wales Argus: Dragons in Premiership Sevens. Matthew Pewtner breaks clear of the Ospreys defence. (8633304)

8:32am Monday 28th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will attempt to channel the frustration of not being Welsh champions when they take on England's finest at finals day of the Premiership Rugby 7s.

Dragons qualify for Premiership Rugby 7s finals day

South Wales Argus:

9:58pm Saturday 26th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons qualified for finals day of the Premiership Rugby 7s but were controversially denied victory of the Welsh leg at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.

Dragons looks for Wales sevens aces to make a din in defence

South Wales Argus: Rhys Jones in Wales Sevens squad

9:02am Saturday 26th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will be looking for their Wales stars to make a racket when they take to the field in the Premiership Rugby 7s this evening.

Dorian Jones hoping Dragons show defensive strength at sevens

South Wales Argus: DEFENCE IS KEY: Dorian Jones tackles Dan Robinson while on Cross Keys duty

8:28am Saturday 26th July 2014

THERE will be plenty of attacking talent on display at the Premiership Rugby 7s in the capital this evening but Newport Gwent Dragons hope to show a mean streak in their bid for finals day, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons open LV= Cup against Exeter... on Ulster weekend

11:51am Friday 25th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are set to open their LV= Cup campaign by hosting reigning champions Exeter Chiefs - but a fixture clash with the Guinness Pro12 needs to be sorted.

Ex-Dragon Nathan Buck pens Ealing deal

South Wales Argus: TIPPED FOR TOP: Dragons prop Nathan Buck

11:35am Friday 25th July 2014

TIGHTHEAD prop Nathan Buck has joined Ealing Trailfinders from Newport Gwent Dragons.

Sam Cross desperate to make Dragons impression after Commonwealth agony

South Wales Argus: KEY FIGURE: Newport Gwent Dragons will be looking for Wales international Sam Cross to lead the charge (Picture: IRB, Martin Seras Lima)

8:02am Friday 25th July 2014

SAM Cross will attempt to get over his Commonwealth Games heartbreak by captaining Newport Gwent Dragons to Premiership Rugby 7s glory tomorrow evening.

James Thomas reaps the rewards of listening to captain Coombs’ Premiership advice

South Wales Argus: SECOND CHANCE: James Thomas, pictured captaining Wales Under-20s against England in 2010, is looking to grasp his opportunity at Newport Gwent Dragons

9:03am Thursday 24th July 2014

JAMES Thomas responded to a pep talk from Andrew Coombs when he was released by Newport Gwent Dragons in 2011 and now he sets about attempting to follow in the Wales lock's footsteps.

Opportunity knocks for Dragons' sevens aces

9:12am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SEVENS coach Nick Wakley has told his young guns not to waste a golden opportunity to impress the Newport Gwent Dragons management team this weekend.

Wales internationals lead Dragons' 7s challenge

South Wales Argus: Rhys Jones in Wales Sevens squad

12:26pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WALES Sevens internationals Rhys Jones and Sam Cross will spearhead Newport Gwent Dragons’ challenge at the Premiership Rugby 7s on Saturday evening.

Dragons give James Thomas a second chance

South Wales Argus:

8:00am Monday 21st July 2014

FORWARD James Thomas has returned to Newport Gwent Dragons after signing a full-time deal with the Rodney Parade region.

Tyler Morgan in fitness race for Dragons' season opener

South Wales Argus: Tyler Morgan (5565374)

8:50am Saturday 19th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are set to be without teenage centre/wing Tyler Morgan for the start of their Guinness Pro12 campaign.

Ex-Dragon Wayne Evans seals Coventry move

South Wales Argus: HAPPY RETURN: Scrum-half Wayne Evans will make his first start of the season on Sunday

4:36pm Thursday 10th July 2014

SCRUM-HALF Wayne Evans has signed for Coventry after leaving Newport Gwent Dragons, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons handed Galway opener in Guinness Pro12

South Wales Argus: Newport Gwent Dragons versus Connacht
PINCERED Dragon Jack Dixon (4803850)

11:20am Thursday 10th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will open their season with a trip to Galway to take on Connacht in the Guinness Pro12.

Opportunity knocks at Premiership 7s for Griffiths and young Dragons

South Wales Argus: Newport RFC v Pontypridd RFC.  Pictured is Newport player No 7 Oliver Griffiths breaking out of his own half. (5594967)

8:22am Thursday 10th July 2014

OPENSIDE Ollie Griffiths hopes to take a first step towards emulating a pair of Newport Gwent Dragons friends and rivals by catching the eye for the region in the Premiership Rugby 7s.

Nick Wakley at the helm for Dragons' sevens bid

South Wales Argus: BOSS: Nick Wakley, who played for Pontypool, Ebbw Vale and Newport, will be in charge for Newport Gwent Dragons at the Premiership 7s

9:03am Wednesday 9th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have turned to sevens specialist coach Nick Wakley to take charge of their challenge in the Premiership Rugby 7s, writes Chris Kirwan.

Jevon Groves eyeing Rio Olympics after sevens return

8:11am Monday 7th July 2014

JEVON Groves has admitted the dream of representing Great Britain at the Rio Olympics was a big factor in leaving Newport Gwent Dragons to return to playing sevens.

Sam Warburton: Dragons have struck gold with Andy Powell signing

South Wales Argus: Andy Powell  (6922339)

9:13am Thursday 3rd July 2014

SAM Warburton believes Newport Gwent Dragons have pulled off a masterstroke by bringing number eight Andy Powell back to Wales.

Darren Waters: I leave the Dragons with a heavy heart after overwhelming support

South Wales Argus: Argus-Mark     18-02-12
Newport Gwent Dragons v Edinburgh
Darren Waters (7582954)

9:02am Friday 27th June 2014

FLANKER Darren Waters admits it was hard to say goodbye to Newport Gwent Dragons after all that the region has done for him but the chance to test himself in the Aviva Premiership with London Welsh was too good to pass up.

Darren Waters leaves Dragons for London Welsh

South Wales Argus: IMPRESSIVE: Darren Waters is putting the heat on skipper Lewis Evans

1:22pm Thursday 26th June 2014

FLANKER Darren Waters has left Newport Gwent Dragons to join London Welsh’s battle for Aviva Premiership survival.

Tovey grafting hard ahead of battle for Dragons'10 jersey

South Wales Argus: Jason Tovey is tackled by Billy Holland and Donncha O'Callaghan (2777286)

9:20am Wednesday 25th June 2014

WITH Newport Gwent Dragons having plenty of exciting three-quarters at their disposal next season, Jason Tovey is grafting hard to make sure he is the one pulling the strings.

Andy Powell: I'll prove the doubters wrong by being a Dragons hit

South Wales Argus: Andy Powell  (6922361)

9:16am Tuesday 24th June 2014

ANDY Powell is looking forward to serving up humble pie to the doubters who believe the powerhouse number eight has headed to Newport Gwent Dragons for a last hurrah.

Edwards lands Bath job

South Wales Argus: POSITIVE: Newport Gwent Dragons head coach Darren Edwards

12:29pm Monday 23rd June 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons head coach Darren Edwards has joined the management team at Bath.

Dragons wait for green light to sign South African prop Brok Harris

7:45am Saturday 21st June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have lined up South African prop Brok Harris to solve their tighthead problem but need the green light from the Welsh Rugby Union before they can complete the deal, writes Chris Kirwan.

Kingsley Jones: Dragons won't rush bright Wales U20s prospects

South Wales Argus: PULLING THE STRINGS: Dragons and Cross Keys fly-half Angus O'Brien in action for Wales Under-20s

9:48am Thursday 19th June 2014

ONLY South Africa's Blue Bulls, the Waratahs of Australia and Ireland's Leinster can eclipse Newport Gwent Dragons' tally of players at the Junior World Championship but head coach Kingsley Jones has pledged not to rush their Wales Under-20s contingent.

Kingsley Jones: Now I can start properly at Newport Gwent Dragons

South Wales Argus: Kingsley Jones and Steve Jones (1200920)

8:17am Wednesday 18th June 2014

HEAD coach Kingsley Jones is relishing the chance to really get his teeth into the job at Newport Gwent Dragons this season, writes Chris Kirwan.

Andy Powell isn't just here for a last hurrah - Dragons coach Kingsley Jones

South Wales Argus: CARRYING HARD: Andy Powell has changed codes to play for Wigan

9:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

HEAD coach Kingsley Jones doesn't expect new recruit Andy Powell to be a one-season wonder at Newport Gwent Dragons.

Dragons set to host Saints in Ebbw Vale

South Wales Argus: Newport Gwent Dragons v Northampton Saints in LV Cup. Pictured is No 8 Netani Talei during a double tackle by the Saints defence. (3639438)

8:02am Friday 13th June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are set to play English champions Northampton in Ebbw Vale because of Barack Obama and his fellow world leaders.

Dragons tempt Huw Bevan away from England cricket

11:01am Wednesday 11th June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have appointed Huw Bevan as their high performance manager and believe the England cricket team’s strength and conditioning coach is the perfect man to make the most of their new state-of-the-art training base.

Dragons sign former Wales and Lions powerhouse Andy Powell

South Wales Argus: DRAGONS SIGNING: Andy Powell

8:02am Wednesday 11th June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are bringing Andy Powell back to Rodney Parade after signing the former Wales and Lions back row forward on a one-year deal.

Kingsley Jones relishing Dragons' Paris date

South Wales Argus: Kingsley Jones relishing Dragons' Paris date

5:09pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

HEAD coach Kingsley Jones is relishing the chance for Newport Gwent Dragons to test themselves in a pressure cooker Parisian atmosphere next season.

Dragons face Stade Francais and Newcastle in Europe

South Wales Argus: CLOSING IN: Jason Tovey needs just 10 points to pass Ceri Sweeney and become the Dragons' leading points scorer

12:32pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have been drawn in pool three of the European Rugby Challenge Cup alongside Stade Francais and Newcastle.

Kingsley Jones pens long-term Dragons deal

South Wales Argus: Dragons urged to bounce back after Bordeaux misery

8:02am Tuesday 10th June 2014

KINGSLEY Jones has committed his future to Newport Gwent Dragons by penning a new long-term deal with the region and has been given the title of head coach.

Dragons appoint new commercial boss

9:48am Monday 9th June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have appointed a new commercial director.

Dragons to hold season preview dinner

12:35pm Friday 6th June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will be holding a meet the players evening at Rodney Parade ahead of the new season.

Strange turns down tempting Dragons approach

South Wales Argus: TOP COACH: Ebbw Vale boss Jason Strange

9:02am Wednesday 4th June 2014

EBBW Vale boss Jason Strange has reluctantly turned down an approach to join the Newport Gwent Dragons coaching set-up.

Dragons christen new training base

South Wales Argus: Caerphilly County Borough Centre for Sporting Excellence was officially opened by specially invited guests.  Pictured is the 3G Rugby Pitch at the sports complex. (6430247)

9:02am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons were back for pre-season training yesterday just 23 days after ending their campaign on a high against Treviso at Rodney Parade, writes Chris Kirwan.

Sevens offer for Dragons season ticket holders

12:00pm Monday 2nd June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons season ticket holders have the chance to snap up discount tickets for the Welsh leg of the Premiership Rugby 7s.

Matthew Morgan: I turned down Dragons for fresh start outside of Wales

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

9:02am Monday 2nd June 2014

MATTHEW Morgan says it was the lure of a fresh challenge outside Wales that saw him turn down an offer from Newport Gwent Dragons, writes Chris Kirwan.

Warren Gatland: Ystrad Mynach training base will give Dragons a huge lift

South Wales Argus: Caerphilly County Borough Centre for Sporting Excellence was officially opened by specially invited guests.  Pictured is Warren Gatland getting a warm reception from the young school children playing rugby on the 3G pitch. (6430263)

9:29am Friday 23rd May 2014

WALES boss Warren Gatland hopes that Newport Gwent Dragons' new training base can help give him plenty of selection headaches in the coming years, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons coach Kingsley Jones leaves Russia role

South Wales Argus: CALL TO FANS: Dragons forwards coach Kingsley Jones, left, pictured with director of rugby Lyn Jones

5:42pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons assistant coach Kingsley Jones will take charge of Russia for the final time this weekend, writes Chris Kirwan.

UPDATED: Regions to kick off Anglo-Welsh sevens battle

South Wales Argus: Pienaar's kicking prowess will keep me on my toes - Dragons full-back Jones

9:12pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

THE Welsh regions are set to take part in the pre-season Aviva Premiership Sevens tournament as part of their sponsorship deal with BT Sport, writes Chris Kirwan.






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