New recruit Lloyd Fairbrother learning fast and eyeing Dragons starting spot

South Wales Argus: IN SUPPORT: Lloyd Fairbrother on his first Dragons outing against Bristol

10:05am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TIGHTHEAD Lloyd Fairbrother is enjoying learning about the dark arts of scrummaging from fellow new recruit Boris Stankovich and has set his sights on a spot alongside him in the Newport Gwent Dragons front row.

Dragons on the hunt for another fly-half

South Wales Argus: MAIN MAN: Jason Tovey is the Dragons' only senior fly-half

9:05am Wednesday 20th August 2014

HEAD coach Kingsley Jones says Newport Gwent Dragons are on the lookout for a new fly-half – but they won't make a panic buy.

Byron Hayward: Future bright for Dragons U18s after English double

2:37pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

BYRON Hayward believes Newport Gwent Dragons' under-18s have shown they have the talent to become Welsh champions after recording a terrific English double, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons aim to heed referee Hennessy's warnings

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

9:04am Tuesday 19th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are hoping to help stay on the right side of the law with some help from a Welsh whistler.

Kingsley Jones delighted with Dragons' first workout

South Wales Argus:

10:21am Monday 18th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons head coach Kingsley Jones hailed a valuable first hit-out after seeing his side beat Bristol 34-19.

Bristol 19 Newport Gwent Dragons 34

South Wales Argus: Bristol v Dragons. Rynard Landman touches down. (9378509)

4:50pm Sunday 17th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons enjoyed victory in their first hit-out of 2014/15 after running four tries past Bristol in a 34-19 success at Clifton.

Kingsley Jones: Valuable Bristol hit-out will expose Dragons' flaws

10:26am Saturday 16th August 2014

HEAD coach Kingsley Jones hopes Newport Gwent Dragons will reap the rewards of a more packed pre-season schedule, writes Chris Kirwan.

Rynard Landman aiming to provide the Dragons with plenty of grunt up front

South Wales Argus: (9350576)

9:47am Saturday 16th August 2014

THE MANTRA of a South African lock is a simple one – smash rucks, carry hard.

New Dragons recruit Lee Byrne can't wait for his bow against Bristol

South Wales Argus: NEW START: Lee Byrne will play for Newport Gwent Dragons for the first time on Sunday following his summer move from Clermont Auvergne

9:06am Friday 15th August 2014

LEE Byrne could have been starting another Top 14 campaign this weekend but instead the former Wales full-back is relishing the chance to lead Newport Gwent Dragons into action against Bristol.

Lee Byrne: Paris the dream Euro opener for Dragons

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

5:25pm Thursday 14th August 2014

CAPTAIN Lee Byrne believes Newport Gwent Dragons have been handed the perfect start to their European Rugby Challenge Cup campaign with a Saturday night challenge in Paris, writes Chris Kirwan.

Paris opener for the Dragons

South Wales Argus:

1:51pm Thursday 14th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will kick off their European Rugby Challenge Cup campaign against Stade Francais in Paris.

Dragons young guns win at Saints

South Wales Argus: Fans to decide Dragons' logo

12:33pm Thursday 14th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons Under-18s enjoyed a fine victory against their Northampton counterparts at Franklin’s Gardens on Wednesday.

Byron Hayward lands Scarlets job

12:15pm Thursday 14th August 2014

BYRON Hayward is leaving his role with the Newport Gwent Dragons academy to become defence coach at the Scarlets.

Dragons forward James Thomas hopes to profit from 'head start'

South Wales Argus: Dragons in Premiership Sevens. James Thomas escapes from the defence. (8633321)

9:04am Thursday 14th August 2014

BACK-FIVE forward James Thomas hopes to reap the rewards of chasing down some serious pace merchants now that Newport Gwent Dragons are fully-focused on 15-a-side rugby.

Bristol excited by Dragons hit-out

South Wales Argus: File photo dated 24/08/2012 of Dwayne Peel. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday January 7, 2014. Former Wales scrum-half Dwayne Peel is to join Bristol next season after agreeing a two-year contract. See PA story RUGBYU Bristol. Photo credit shou

7:21am Thursday 14th August 2014

BRISTOL expect Newport Gwent Dragons to provide perfect preparation for a crunch Championship opener, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons boss Gareth Davies: I want to spearhead change at the WRU

South Wales Argus: Newport Gwent Dragons Chief Executive Gareth Davies (1141816)

11:58am Wednesday 13th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies has stressed his bid for a spot on the board of the Welsh Rugby Union is not a land grab by the regions.

Dragons speedster Matthew Pewtner hopes to benefit from sevens blast

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

9:33am Wednesday 13th August 2014

WING Matthew Pewtner hopes that the Premiership Rugby 7s can help him get a nose for the try line as Newport Gwent Dragons count down to the start of the Guinness Pro12.

Dragons young guns to reap the rewards of new training HQ

South Wales Argus: (9190832)

9:19am Wednesday 13th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons' academy talent now enjoy plush, state-of-the-art training facilities – but their boss wants them to retain their edge.

New Year's Day derby for Dragons

South Wales Argus:

2:52pm Monday 11th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will host Cardiff Blues at Rodney Parade on New Year’s Day and travel to the capital on Boxing Day.

Dragons sevens aces set the benchmark with determined display

South Wales Argus: TEAM SPIRIT: Newport Gwent Dragons displayed tenacity to finish as runners-up to Gloucester at the Premiership Rugby 7s

9:32am Monday 11th August 2014

THE REAL stuff starts on Sunday but the Newport Gwent Dragons first teamers have been shown the way by their sevens team.

Dragons have to settle for second at Premiership Rugby 7s

10:18pm Friday 8th August 2014

THE NEWPORT Gwent Dragons trophy cabinet remains empty after they were denied by Gloucester in the final of the Premiership Rugby 7s.

Rhys Jones passing on his experience to Dragons youngsters

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

10:53am Friday 8th August 2014

AGED just 26, Rhys Jones is not used to being the experienced head in the squad but he’ll fill that role for the Newport Gwent Dragons sevens tonight.

We'll shock the English at Premiership 7s, says Dragons skipper

South Wales Argus: Dragons in Premiership Sevens. Sam Cross brings the ball forward. (8633293)

9:08am Friday 8th August 2014

WALES sevens star Sam Cross says Newport Gwent Dragons can shock their English opponents in tonight’s Premiership 7s finals at The Stoop, writes Andrew Penman.

Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies seeks place on WRU board

South Wales Argus: Newport Gwent Dragons Chief Executive Gareth Davies (1141818)

6:55pm Thursday 7th August 2014

DRAGONS chief executive Gareth Davies is seeking a place on the board of the Welsh Rugby Union.

Teenager Angus O'Brien looking to make an impact for Dragons 7s

South Wales Argus: Angus O'Brien (5501664)

8:59am Thursday 7th August 2014

TALENTED teenager Angus O’Brien is looking to make a big impact for the Newport Gwent Dragons after being named in the squad for the Premiership Rugby 7s tournament at The Stoop tomorrow night.

Lyn Jones makes changes to Dragons squad for Premiership Rugby 7s

South Wales Argus: SWA MIKE LEWIS 5 8 13 REPORTER SPORT
GWENT DRAGONS COACH LYN JONES (3113108)

1:36pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

DRAGONS director of Rugby Lyn Jones, taking over from Nick Wakley, who is unavailable, has made three changes to the squad for the Premiership Rugby 7s tournament at The Stoop on Friday.

DRAGONS PRE-SEASON GAMES

1:06pm Friday 1st August 2014

The Dragons kick off their pre-season games by facing Bristol on Sunday, August 17, at Clifton RFC (KO 3pm).

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.






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