HAVE YOUR SAY: Dragons' player of the month

South Wales Argus: IN THE THICK OF IT: Dragons flanker Nic Cudd will put his body on the line against Glasgow

1:19pm Friday 31st October 2014

OCTOBER was a challenging month for Newport Gwent Dragons, who suffered three disappointing defeats along with a stunning success in Paris.

Tovey returns at full-back for Dragons

South Wales Argus: Tovey to pull the strings for Keys in Penzance

12:11pm Friday 31st October 2014

JASON Tovey will start at full-back for Newport Gwent Dragons in tomorrow’s Guinness Pro12 clash with Ulster in Belfast.

LEWIS EVANS: Injuries are hurting Dragons but 'JT' has grasped his unexpected chance

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

9:30am Friday 31st October 2014

THE INJURIES have piled up already this season but one of the positives from that is that it allows some new talent to emerge.

Dragons new boy Rhys Williams aims to put himself in the shop window

South Wales Argus: NEW BOY: Rhys Williams at the Dragons' training base in Ystrad Mynach

9:02am Friday 31st October 2014

RHYS Williams hopes answering Newport Gwent Dragons' injury SOS can help him fulfil his dream of becoming a professional rugby player.

Young Dragons must be fearless at Ravenhill - Kingsley Jones

South Wales Argus: GOLDEN CHANCE: Dragons flanker James Benjamin is set to feature against Ulster on Saturday

8:18am Thursday 30th October 2014

HEAD coach Kingsley Jones has urged Newport Gwent Dragons' young guns to play without fear when the injury-hit region takes on Ulster in Belfast on Saturday.

Dragons to bring back Steffan Jones

South Wales Argus: Newport Gwent Dragons versus Bath Rugby in the Amlin Challenge Cup
PENALTY CONVERSION Dragons Steffan Jones (3376635)

8:04am Thursday 30th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are bringing fly-half Steffan Jones back from his season-long loan at Bedford, writes Chris Kirwan.

Four Sunday dates for Dragons in the Pro12

4:18pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have been given four more Sunday dates in the Guinness Pro12 – with their trip to Leinster clashing with Wales versus Scotland in the Six Nations.

Lock Rynard Landman proving to be a Dragons hit

South Wales Argus: IMPRESSIVE START: Dragons lock Rynard Landman

9:04am Wednesday 29th October 2014

HE MAY be the last lock standing but Rynard Landman is making quite an impression at the start of his career with Newport Gwent Dragons.

Stade spirit can earn Dragons another upset at Ulster - Ashley Smith

South Wales Argus: BULLISH: Dragons centre Ashley Smith believes they can upset the odds at Ulster

8:34am Wednesday 29th October 2014

CENTRE Ashley Smith has called on Newport Gwent Dragons to show the spirit of Paris to upset the odds against Ulster on Saturday evening.

Dragons bring in 'Premiership's best' Rhys Williams on loan

1:54pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones is relishing the chance to have a close look at "the best centre in the Premiership" after signing Rhys Williams on loan, writes Chris Kirwan.

Injury-hit Dragons bring in Quins centre Rhys Williams on loan

10:40am Tuesday 28th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have signed Carmarthen Quins centre Rhys Williams on loan because of their midfield injury crisis.

Rynard Landman: Dragons' slicker attack is scant consolation

South Wales Argus: HARD RUNNING: Rynard Landman leads by example for Newport Gwent Dragons against Newcastle

8:04am Tuesday 28th October 2014

IN-FORM lock Rynard Landman says it's little consolation that Newport Gwent Dragons' attacking game is showing signs of life after they shot themselves in the foot in Europe.

Dragons down to the bare bones for Ulster clash

South Wales Argus: SIDELINED: Hooker Rhys Buckley has joined the Dragons' ever-growing injury list and faces three months on the sidelines

8:32am Monday 27th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons could be without over a third of their squad for Saturday's Guinness Pro12 clash with title hopefuls Ulster in Belfast.

Lyn Jones: Wasteful Dragons left with no margin for error in the North East

South Wales Argus: MIXED BAG: Hallam Amos was excellent in attack for the Dragons but he made two costly errors against Newcastle

8:02am Monday 27th October 2014

IT should have been a dream start to the European Rugby Challenge Cup but instead Newport Gwent Dragons have been left needing to turn the tables on Newcastle in the North East in January.

Lyn Jones: Dragons gifted victory to Falcons

South Wales Argus:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

DIRECTOR of rugby Lyn Jones was left to lament Newport Gwent Dragons’ “Keystone Cops” moments that saw them waste a golden opportunity to take command of their European Rugby Challenge Cup group.

Dragons given a Bucharest caution

8:37pm Saturday 25th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have been given a warning that they won't have things all their own way in Romania after Stade Francais sneaked a victory in the snow and cold against Bucharest Wolves.

Dragons 26 Newcastle 30

South Wales Argus: HARD YARDS: Rynard Landman carries for the Dragons  Pictures: MICHAEL EDEN

9:41pm Friday 24th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons produced some Parisian style on home soil but were as generous in defence as they were enterprising in attack to go down 30-26 to Newcastle in the European Rugby Challenge Cup.

LIVE: Dragons v Newcastle

South Wales Argus: SUPERB PERFORMANCE: Dragons number eight Toby Faletau played his part in an excellent team display

6:40pm Friday 24th October 2014

UPDATES from Rodney Parade as Newport Gwent Dragons take on Newcastle in the European Rugby Challenge Cup.

LEWIS EVANS: Dragons have to repeat positive spirit of Paris against Falcons

South Wales Argus:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

THROUGHOUT this season I have been writing about how we have been working hard and making progress but rugby is a results business – and what better way to give our campaign a boost than by winning with a bonus point in France.

Lyn Jones: Dragons must go on the run against Newcastle

South Wales Argus: Hallam Amos lauches a counter attack (10572603)

8:32am Friday 24th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones wants his charges to run wild when favourites against Newcastle this evening, just as they did when underdogs against Stade Francais in Paris.

James Thomas out to grasp Dragons opportunity

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

6:09am Friday 24th October 2014

JAMES Thomas will attempt to grasp his unexpected chance when he lines up at lock for Newport Gwent Dragons against Newcastle this evening.

Kingsley Jones: Dragons must not waste our Paris hard work

South Wales Argus: KEEP IT UP: Kingsley Jones wants the same again

8:04pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons coach Kingsley Jones has warned his charges that smiles will swiftly turn to frowns if they fail to rise to the occasion again when Newcastle head to Rodney Parade this evening.

Thomas gets the nod for Dragons crunch clash with Newcastle

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

12:34pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

JAMES Thomas gets the nod to replace Wales lock Andrew Coombs for Newport Gwent Dragons against Newcastle tomorrow evening.

CHRIS KIRWAN: The much-maligned Challenge Cup can still be magic for the Dragons

South Wales Argus: BIG STAGE: Newport Gwent Dragons produced the goods at the magnificent, if sparsely populated, Stade Jean Bouin

10:05am Thursday 23rd October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have never won anything. In fact, you can count the number of times they have even come close to christening their trophy cabinet on one hand.

Lyn Jones: Dragons' Wales contingent will soon grow

South Wales Argus: BRIGHT TALENT: Teenage centre Jack Dixon is one of many exciting young players in the Dragons' ranks

8:32am Thursday 23rd October 2014

DIRECTOR of rugby Lyn Jones believes that Newport Gwent Dragons' poor start to the Guinness Pro12 harmed the international ambitions of a number of their players.

Hawkins: Minds are focused on the task against Dragons

8:24am Thursday 23rd October 2014

HOOKER Rob Hawkins says Newport Gwent Dragons' shock win in Paris has focused Newcastle minds ahead of tomorrow's trip to Rodney Parade, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons speedster Tom Prydie hopes to reap rewards of emergency move to midfield

South Wales Argus: Tom Prydie (10572694)

8:17am Thursday 23rd October 2014

TOM Prydie will continue to be centre of attention as Newport Gwent Dragons attempt to avoid coming a cropper against Newcastle in the European Rugby Challenge Cup tomorrow evening, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons eyeing move for Cardiff Blues lock Lou Reed

South Wales Argus: IN DEMAND: The Dragons are keeping an eye on Cardiff Blues lock Lou Reed

9:05am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are keeping close tabs on Wales international Lou Reed as they prepare for the possibility of facing Newcastle with just one specialist lock.

Gareth Davies to leave Dragons after being named WRU chairman

South Wales Argus: TV DEBATE: Newport Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies

7:04pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will need to find a new chief executive after Gareth Davies was appointed as chairman of the Welsh Rugby Union.

Warren Gatland: Injury deprived Dragons teen Tyler Morgan a Wales call-up

South Wales Argus: ON THE CHARGE: Dragons speedster Tyler Morgan goes on the charge

2:41pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

WARREN Gatland has revealed that Newport Gwent Dragons teenager Tyler Morgan would have been included in the Wales squad for the autumn internationals were it not for a knee injury.

Lee Byrne: It will be unacceptable if Dragons don't back up glorious night in Paris

South Wales Argus: HAPPY CAPTAIN: Lee Byrne was delighted with Newport Gwent Dragons' display at Stade Francais

9:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CAPTAIN Lee Byrne says it would be "unacceptable" if Newport Gwent Dragons waste their stunning away win against Stade Francais by losing to Newcastle at Rodney Parade on Friday.

Jason Tovey suffers another passport mishap

South Wales Argus: Scarlets v Dragons Jason Tovey kick 3 points for the Dragons (11113725)

11:01am Monday 20th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons enjoyed a night to remember in Paris on Saturday night but Jason Tovey wasn’t a part of it after another passport mishap – and this time he couldn’t blame his dog.

Richie Rees: Dragons rewarded for taking risks in Paris

South Wales Argus: Richie Rees (10572625)

3:14pm Monday 20th October 2014

RICHIE Rees has hailed Newport Gwent Dragons' expansive approach for giving their season a shot in the arm in Paris.

Lyn Jones: Dragons must not waste Paris heroics with defeat to Falcons

South Wales Argus: ALL SMILES: Newport Gwent Dragons celebrate after Nic Cudd's bonus point score

7:54am Monday 20th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones was a proud man after seeing his players stun Stade Francais on their own patch – but has urged them not to waste their heroic efforts by slipping up against Newcastle.

Inspiring win gives Dragons reason to dream in Europe

South Wales Argus: TRY TIME: Richie Rees snipes over for the Dragons' opener

5:34pm Sunday 19th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons would have been content to leave Paris with a losing bonus point but instead they can allow themselves to dream of the quarter-finals of the European Rugby Challenge Cup after the most incredible of victories.

Stade Francais 22 Dragons 38

South Wales Argus:

9:38pm Saturday 18th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons started their European Challenge Cup campaign in stunning fashion by not just beating Stade Francais in Paris but hammering them.

Stade Francais the litmus test for Dragons' improving pack - Lloyd Fairbrother

South Wales Argus: HUGE TEST: Lloyd Fairbrother and the Newport Gwent Dragons tight five are ready to lock horns with Stade Francais

10:02am Saturday 18th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons' much-improved set piece has been one of the plus points in a chastening season but their tight five face the ultimate test in Paris this evening.

Dragons out to 'express themselves' in crunch Paris opener

South Wales Argus: Tom Prydie is tackled by Peter Horne (10572794)

8:17am Saturday 18th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons intend to fight fire with fire when they open their European Rugby Challenge Cup campaign against Stade Francais in Paris tonight.

Angus O'Brien handed Dragons start in Paris

South Wales Argus:

12:15pm Friday 17th October 2014

FLY-HALF Angus O’Brien will start as Newport Gwent Dragons take on Stade Francais in the European Rugby Challenge Cup in Paris on Saturday evening.

Richie Rees hoping that history repeats with a Dragons cup upset in France

South Wales Argus: Richie Rees (10572625)

9:04am Friday 17th October 2014

FEW are giving Newport Gwent Dragons any hope in their European Rugby Challenge Cup opener in Paris tomorrow evening but Richie Rees knows from experience that underdogs can win in France.

LEWIS EVANS: Staying positive vital as we strive to get on a winning run

South Wales Argus:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

THERE’S no doubt that it’s been a disappointing start to the season for Newport Gwent Dragons but we are staying positive and having belief is a massive factor in professional sport.

Stade Francais: Fringe players desperate to impress

12:48pm Thursday 16th October 2014

STADE Francais will be ringing the changes for their European Rugby Challenge Cup opener against Newport Gwent Dragons but their stand-in skipper says they aren't taking the tournament likely, writes Chris Kirwan.

Lyn Jones: Dragons can upset the odds in Paris

South Wales Argus: STRONG SQUAD: Stade Francais are resting a host of big guns but still boast the likes of Paul Williams in their ranks

9:05am Thursday 16th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons boss Lyn Jones insists Saturday's clash with European heavyweights Stade Francais is no mission impossible.

Dragons aren't hitting the panic button despite horror start

South Wales Argus: Pat Leach beats Billy Holland (2777331)

8:04am Thursday 16th October 2014

LYN Jones has refused to use injuries as an excuse for Newport Gwent Dragons' poor start to the season and insists nobody has hit the panic button at Rodney Parade.

Dragons will fire back as long as we stay tight - Rhys Thomas

South Wales Argus: STICK TOGETHER: Hooker Rhys Thomas has urged Newport Gwent Dragons to stay positive

9:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons must show a united front to battle their way out of their current slump, says hooker Rhys Thomas.

Dragons centre Ashley Smith set for Paris green light

South Wales Argus: FITNESS TEST: Dragons centre Ashley Smith

6:22am Wednesday 15th October 2014

CENTRE Ashley Smith is poised to give Newport Gwent Dragons a much-needed fitness boost by lining up against Stade Francais in Paris on Saturday, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons off to Bridgend

South Wales Argus:

9:24am Wednesday 15th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons’ LV= Cup encounter against the Ospreys will take place at Bridgend’s Brewery Field.

Wales boss Gatland impressed by Nic Cudd's tenacious defence

South Wales Argus: IN THE THICK OF IT: Nic Cudd has been thriving for Newport Gwent Dragons at the breakdown

4:59pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have endured a nightmare start to the Guinness Pro12 but Nic Cudd's defensive exploits have caught the eye of Wales boss Warren Gatland.

Matthew Pewtner: Dragons can't wait to get stuck into Stade Francais

South Wales Argus: Dragons wing Pewtner ready for Warriors battle

9:04am Tuesday 14th October 2014

WING Matthew Pewtner insists struggling Newport Gwent Dragons aren't intimidated by Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup opener at Stade Francais – they are relishing the chance to have a crack at the in-form Parisians.

Dragons boss Lyn Jones: We're in a hole but have the spirit to clamber out

South Wales Argus: Lyn Jones (10572777)

9:04am Monday 13th October 2014

DIRECTOR of rugby Lyn Jones admits that Newport Gwent Dragons are "in a hole" but has no doubt his charges have the character to clamber out.






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