Dragons go for Burton against Ospreys

South Wales Argus: SORT....
OSPREYS V DRAGONS
FRIDAY OCTOBER 25th 2013
Kristopher Burton kicks for territory as the Ospreys put pressure on the Dragons. (1786281)

12:12pm Friday 18th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have brought Kris Burton in from the cold to start their Judgement Day clash against the Ospreys at the Millennium Stadium.

Wales lock Alun Wyn Jones wary of wounded Dragons

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OSPREYS V DRAGONS
FRIDAY OCTOBER 25th 2013
Alun Wyn Jones is brought down after a powerful run. (1786305)

9:17am Friday 18th April 2014

ALUN Wyn Jones is wary of a proud Newport Gwent Dragons side putting a spanner in the works of the Ospreys' push for the playoffs, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons boss demands his charges impress against Wales' best

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

8:57am Friday 18th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons boss Lyn Jones has called on his charges to show that they have made progress this season by impressing against the standard bearers for Welsh rugby, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons back Lewis Robling pen Jersey deal

South Wales Argus: BATH TIME: Lewis Robling and the Dragons head to the Rec in the LV= Cup on Saturday

10:23am Thursday 17th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons fly-half/centre Lewis Robling has signed for English Championship outfit Jersey.

Unfancied Dragons look to upset the odds again

South Wales Argus: ‘NOTHING TO LOSE’: Newport Gwent Dragons hooker Elliot Dee

7:58am Thursday 17th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are slipping under the radar at Judgement Day.

Dragons can end Ospreys' playoff dreams - captain Coombs

South Wales Argus: Andrew Coombs
 (1201030)

8:37am Wednesday 16th April 2014

CAPTAIN Andrew Coombs believes Newport Gwent Dragons have the firepower to resurrect their flagging season on Easter Sunday by ending the Ospreys' playoff dreams.

Dragons hit by Wardle injury blow

South Wales Argus: Dragons centre Ross Wardle a key figure on his return to the Rec

6:56pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons' top try scorer Ross Wardle is out of the RaboDirect Pro12 run-in after suffering knee ligament damage in the heavy loss to Treviso.

Dragons exit for Pumas prop Chaparro

South Wales Argus: Keys coach Woods lauds Dragons link-up

9:02am Tuesday 15th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have released Argentinean tighthead prop Francisco Chaparro, writes Chris Kirwan.

Treviso 45 Dragons 27

8:06pm Saturday 12th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons’ nightmare 2014 continues after they were given a 45-27 hammering by Treviso in the RaboDirect Pro12.

Dragons need to stand firm against Treviso's brutal tight five

South Wales Argus: Phil Price scores a try (1188633)

9:07am Saturday 12th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons don’t need a spy in the Treviso camp to work out what approach the hosts will adopt in today’s RaboDirect Pro12 encounter (kick-off 6pm), writes Chris Kirwan.

Lewis Evans skippers Dragons in Andrew Coombs' absence

South Wales Argus: Lewis Evans can make Wales breakthrough, says Dragons boss Lyn Jones

12:13pm Friday 11th April 2014

FLANKER Lewis Evans will captain Newport Gwent Dragons against Treviso in the RaboDirect Pro12 tomorrow after Andrew Coombs was ruled out because of a mild knee strain.

Dragons snap up South African lock Ligtoring Landman

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have bolstered their tight five by signing South African second row Rynard 'Ligtoring' Landman.

Matthew Screech hoping for double success story

9:32am Friday 11th April 2014

MATTHEW Screech has already exceeded his expectations this season and hopes to help Newport Gwent Dragons do likewise by finishing the RaboDirect Pro12 in style.

Gavin Henson delighted to extend Bath time

South Wales Argus: STAYING PUT: Former Wales star Gavin Henson will remain at Bath

2:56pm Thursday 10th April 2014

FORMER Wales international Gavin Henson has agreed a one-year extension to his contract with Aviva Premiership club Bath after rejecting an approach from Newport Gwent Dragons.

Ross Wardle wants to be a man in the middle for Dragons

9:07am Thursday 10th April 2014

ROSS Wardle is hoping that he can return to being centre of attention in Newport Gwent Dragons' RaboDirect Pro12 run-in, writes Chris Kirwan.

Lyn Jones: Rivals have wised up to Dragons

South Wales Argus: Lyn Jones and Kingsley Jones (1200966)

8:46am Thursday 10th April 2014

BOSS Lyn Jones admits Newport Gwent Dragons have struggled to cope without the element of surprise after enduring a horror 2014 in the RaboDirect Pro12.

Captain Coombs confident Dragons can avoid Blues blow

South Wales Argus: Andrew Coombs returns to back row for Dragons' European finale

9:08am Wednesday 9th April 2014

CAPTAIN Andrew Coombs admits it would be a crushing blow if Newport Gwent Dragons were overhauled by Cardiff Blues but is confident that the Rodney Parade region can rally for the RaboDirect Pro12 run-in.

Kris Burton set to be handed rare Dragons chance against old side

South Wales Argus: SORT....
OSPREYS V DRAGONS
FRIDAY OCTOBER 25th 2013
Kristopher Burton kicks for territory as the Ospreys put pressure on the Dragons. (1786281)

8:34am Wednesday 9th April 2014

OUT of favour fly-half Kris Burton looks set to get the chance to put the boot into his old side when Newport Gwent Dragons travel to Treviso this weekend, writes Chris Kirwan.

Henson saga nearing its end - Dragons boss Lyn Jones

South Wales Argus: Bath's Gavin Henson is tackled by Brive's Andrew Mailei during the Amlin Challenge Cup Quarter Final match at The Recreation Ground, Bath. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 6, 2014. See PA story RUGBYU Bath. Photo credit should r

4:05pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE tiresome saga of Gavin Henson heading to Newport Gwent Dragons from Bath is nearing its end, according to director of rugby Lyn Jones.

Pat Leach: Dragons must not allow pack's graft to go to waste

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

8:31am Tuesday 8th April 2014

CENTRE Pat Leach hopes that Newport Gwent Dragons will reward the efforts of their improving pack by being more cut-throat against Treviso on Saturday.

Dragons boss Lyn Jones: Nobody to blame but ourselves for Edinburgh defeat

South Wales Argus: Newport Gwent Dragons v Edinburgh - Rodney Parade. Lewis Evans is tackled. (5106611)

1:34pm Friday 4th April 2014

DIRECTOR of rugby Lyn Jones said Newport Gwent Dragons were the architects of their own downfall after their wastefulness ensured their alarming slide in the RaboDirect Pro12 continued.

DRAGONS 19 EDINBURGH 23

8:50pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons failed to halt their slide in the RaboDirect Pro12 after slipping to an infuriating 23-19 defeat to Edinburgh at Rodney Parade.

Dragons v Edinburgh

South Wales Argus: Injury rules Andrew Coombs out of Dragons' trip to Belfast

5:11pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

UPDATES from Rodney Parade as Newport Gwent Dragons host Edinburgh in the RaboDirect Pro12 (kick-off 6.30pm)

Dragons look for Bell to anchor bid for Edinburgh glory

9:22am Thursday 3rd April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will be looking for the sizeable frame of prop Duncan Bell to provide a platform that enables them to get their season back on track against Edinburgh this evening.

Lyn Jones: Dragons must stand firm against strong-running "Edin van der Burgh"

8:51am Thursday 3rd April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones expects a brutal Boks-like approach from Edinburgh at Rodney Parade this evening.

Hallam Amos back for Dragons' Edinburgh encounter

South Wales Argus: TRY TIME: Dragons back Hallam Amos scores during his side's 40-24 bonus point win over Bordeaux-Bègles at Rodney Parade earlier this month in the Amlin Challenge Cup

12:13pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

WALES wing Hallam Amos returns to the Newport Gwent Dragons starting line-up for tomorrow’s RaboDirect Pro12 clash with Edinburgh at Rodney Parade (kick-off 6.30pm).

Euro race over but Dragons motivated by Blues battle

South Wales Argus: Euro race over but Dragons motivated by Blues battle

8:57am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THE SCARLETS may be out of reach but Newport Gwent Dragons need a victory tomorrow evening to prevent Cardiff Blues snapping at their heels in the race to avoid being Wales' worst.

Ian Gough: I'm more than just a mentor, I'm heading home to be a Dragons hit

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8:32am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

IAN Gough is more than happy for there to be naysayers after returning to Newport Gwent Dragons – they just provide him with extra motivation to finish his career with a bang at Rodney Parade.

Adam Jones: Dragons locks have a bright future

10:11am Tuesday 1st April 2014

AFTER being a firm fixture in the Newport Gwent Dragons second row for the past seven seasons Adam Jones believes the region's future in the boilerhouse is in good hands.

Rodney Parade icon Ian Gough coming home to Dragons

South Wales Argus: HEADING HOME: Ian Gough will be back in the Dragons' boilerhouse next year

8:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have bolstered their tight five by bringing home Rodney Parade favourite Ian Gough.

Lyn Jones: Dragons in much better shape for Edinburgh clash

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

3:00pm Sunday 30th March 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones hailed the character of his charges for salvaging a 25-25 draw against Zebre, writes Chris Kirwan.

Zebre 25 Dragons 25

South Wales Argus: LATE TRY: Jevon Groves scored a cracker at the death

5:05pm Saturday 29th March 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons escaped with a share of the spoils against RaboDirect Pro12 bottom club Zebre thanks to a magnificent solo try by supersub Jevon Groves.

Lewis Evans: Under-fire Dragons pack must respond against Zebre

9:02am Saturday 29th March 2014

LEWIS Evans is determined to help Newport Gwent Dragons avoid a sleepless night in Italy by helping them bounce back with victory against Zebre.

Dragons make front row changes for Zebre

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

12:17pm Friday 28th March 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will look to the front row that steadied the ship last weekend to give them a platform to play off in tomorrow afternoon’s clash against Zebre (kick-off 3pm).

Will Harries: Heat on Dragons backs as well as under-fire pack against Zebre

9:02am Friday 28th March 2014

WING Will Harries says Newport Gwent Dragons' backs are in no position to be pointing the finger at the region's under-pressure pack.

Lyn Jones: No need for the hairdryer after Dragons' Connacht defeat

10:02pm Thursday 27th March 2014

WHILE Cardiff Blues coach Dale McIntosh admitted to tearing into his charges after a substandard performance against the Ospreys last weekend, Newport Gwent Dragons boss Lyn Jones has left the hairdryer off and accepted his portion of the blame.

Lyn Jones: Dragons closing in on tight five signings

9:01am Thursday 27th March 2014

DIRECTOR of rugby Lyn Jones says Newport Gwent Dragons are closing in on seasoned recruits in the tight five that will shore up their struggling set piece.

Dragons lock Adam Jones hangs up his boots

South Wales Argus: Dragons lock Adam Jones hangs up his boots

4:36pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons' former Wales lock Adam Jones has announced his retirement.

Dragons set to plump for forwards-heavy bench in Zebre

3:54pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are set to select six forwards on their bench for Saturday's RaboDirect Pro12 clash against Zebre after being overpowered last weekend, writes Chris Kirwan.

Ashley Smith: Dragons can't let improved season slip at the death

8:36am Wednesday 26th March 2014

CENTRE Ashley Smith says Newport Gwent Dragons cannot afford to waste the efforts of an improved season by letting it slip in the RaboDirect Pro12 run-in.

Andrew Coombs: Embarrassing defeat puts the heat on Dragons ahead of Zebre trip

9:17am Tuesday 25th March 2014

CAPTAIN Andrew Coombs has demanded a reaction from Newport Gwent Dragons as they attempt to restore some pride against Zebre in the RaboDirect Pro12.

Dragons chief executive hails 'fairer' Euro structure

11:02am Monday 24th March 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies has labelled the saga to set up new European competitions “a wasted six months” but believes it will leave the Welsh regions in a stronger position.

Lyn Jones: Dragons back to square one after Connacht shocker

South Wales Argus: Lyn Jones: Dragons back to square one after Connacht shocker

5:48pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

DIRECTOR of rugby Lyn Jones lamented a Newport Gwent Dragons horror show after Connacht battered them up front for a bonus-point win at Rodney Parade.

Dragons 8 Connacht 24

South Wales Argus: Dragons 8 Connacht 24

5:13pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

IT MAY have been perfect weather for running rugby at Rodney Parade yesterday but unfortunately for Newport Gwent Dragons conditions were still pretty good for those that thrive in the dark arts of the set piece.

Dragons v Connacht

2:43pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

Updates from Rodney Parade as Newport Gwent Dragons host Connacht in the RaboDirect Pro12 (kick-off 3.05pm).

Lyn Jones: Dragons can chase Scarlets down

South Wales Argus: Lyn Jones: Dragons can chase Scarlets down

9:02am Saturday 22nd March 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons boss Lyn Jones has called on his side to set up a Scarlets showdown by hitting a rich vein of form in the final furlong of the RaboDirect Pro12.

Ebbw Vale look to show Steel in Swalec Cup clash with Drovers

8:13am Saturday 22nd March 2014

EBBW Vale are the only Championship side in the quarter-finals of the Swalec Cup but there would have been groans in Llandovery when they learnt that they had avoided Premiership opposition in the draw, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons invite Russian prop for trial

12:52pm Friday 21st March 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have invited Russian tighthead prop Andrei Igretsov to join them for a trial, writes Chris Kirwan.

Gustafson gets chance to impress as Dragons hooker

South Wales Argus: HAPPY AT 2: Dragons hooker Hugh Gustafson

12:33pm Friday 21st March 2014

HUGH Gustafson has been given the nod at hooker for Newport Gwent Dragons’ crunch clash with Connacht at Rodney Parade on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 3.05pm).

Coombs demands Dragons finish with a flourish

South Wales Argus: Dragons "not frightened" of Bordeaux-Bègles – Lyn Jones

9:32am Friday 21st March 2014

CAPTAIN Andrew Coombs has called on Newport Gwent Dragons to finish the job by ending their much-improved season on a high.






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