Enforced teenage midfield partnership can dazzle for Dragons

South Wales Argus: POWERFUL: Jack Dixon, pictured against Connacht at Rodney Parade last season, will join forces with fellow teenage centre Tyler Morgan in Galway

9:20am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

IT MAY be through necessity but Newport Gwent Dragons will give a glimpse of the future in Galway on Saturday.

Dragons on the hunt for a centre after Pat Leach injury blow

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

9:02am Monday 1st September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones will attempt to sign a centre after being left down to his last two men in midfield.

Lyn Jones delighted with Dragons' gutsy display

South Wales Argus:

10:14am Saturday 30th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones was full of praise for his charges after they went toe-to-toe with one of Europe’s most powerful sides.

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South Wales Argus: Dragons v Northampton Saints. Andy Powell gets the attention of the Saints (9824793)

9:25pm Friday 29th August 2014

APPROPRIATELY at the home of Ebbw Vale, Newport Gwent Dragons showed plenty of steel to record a stunning pre-season win against Northampton.

Gareth Davies: New deal increases pressure on Dragons to produce more Wales talent

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

4:54pm Friday 29th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies admits that the fresh deal with the Welsh Rugby Union has put the heat on the region to produce more international talent, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons captain Lee Byrne excited by Saints challenge

South Wales Argus: TOUGH TEST: Dragons captain Lee Byrne is ready to take on Northampton

9:03am Friday 29th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons captain Lee Byrne believe tonight's clash against English champions Northampton is the ultimate test as they count down to the start of the Guinness Pro12.

Saints stars to give Dragons a bruising warm-up

South Wales Argus: Northampton Saints George North is tackled by Ospreys Jeff Hassler during the Heineken Cup, Pool One match at Franklins Gardens, Northampton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 20, 2013. See PA story RUGBYU Northampton. Photo credit sho

8:37am Friday 29th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons wanted a stern pre-season test ahead of their Guinness Pro12 opener in Galway but the news that filtered through from Northampton just after midday yesterday may have prompted a few gulps.

George North starts as Northampton bring the big guns to Ebbw Vale

South Wales Argus: Northampton Saints George North is tackled by Ospreys Jeff Hassler during the Heineken Cup, Pool One match at Franklins Gardens, Northampton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 20, 2013. See PA story RUGBYU Northampton. Photo credit sho

12:47pm Thursday 28th August 2014

NORTHAMPTON are bringing their big guns to Ebbw Vale with Wales wing George North set to lead the charge against Newport Gwent Dragons tomorrow evening.

Huw Bevan ready to help Dragons young talent thrive after Indian summer with England

South Wales Argus: NEW CHALLENGE: Newport Gwent Dragons high performance manager Huw Bevan

9:19am Thursday 28th August 2014

AFTER helping to usher in a new dawn for English cricket, Huw Bevan is relishing the chance to aid in the development of Newport Gwent Dragons' crop of burgeoning talent.

Fired-up Andy Powell will be a Dragons hit - Scott Quinnell

South Wales Argus: NEW BOY: Andy Powell has been backed to shine for Newport Gwent Dragons  by Scott Quinnell

9:04am Thursday 28th August 2014

SCOTT Quinnell believes Newport Gwent Dragons will profit from fired-up powerhouse number eight Andy Powell wanting to sign off with a bang.

Dragons tyro Scott Matthews out to impress against Saints

South Wales Argus: BRIGHT PROSPECT: Dragons flanker Scott Matthews carries hard against Bristol

8:35am Thursday 28th August 2014

TENACIOUS flanker Scott Matthews hopes to make another pre-season impression when Newport Gwent Dragons host the English champions in Ebbw Vale tomorrow evening, writes Chris Kirwan.

Lyn Jones: Dragons pack face litmus test against powerful Saints

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

9:34am Wednesday 27th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones says Friday's clash with Northampton will provide an early indication of whether they have the required grunt up front this season.

Regions ready for the off after a summer of discontent

South Wales Argus: Glasgow Warriors Al Kellock, MunsterÕs Peter OÕMahony, ConnachtÕs John Muldoon, Newport Gwent DragonsÕs Lee Byrne, Cardiff BluesÕ Matthew Rees, ScarletÕs Ken Owens, LeinsterÕs Jamie Heaslip, UlsterÕs

7:42am Wednesday 27th August 2014

GOOD things come to those who wait and there will certainly be plenty of relief when the Guinness Pro12 gets under way next weekend.

Lee Byrne attends PR012 London season launch

South Wales Argus:

12:26pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE Guinness PRO12 was launched at the Diageo headquarters in Park Royal, London, today with all 12 clubs’ captains and coaches in attendance.

Dragons suffer Netani Talei injury blow

South Wales Argus: SIDELINED: Dragons number eight/blindside Netani Talei

9:36am Tuesday 26th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have been handed a pre-season injury blow with back row forward Netani Talei set to be sidelined until the New Year because of a foot injury.

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South Wales Argus: Lydney RFC v Newport Gwent Dragons.  Pictured on the attack from the base of the scrum is Dragons Player No7 Scott Matthews. (9621673)

6:09pm Sunday 24th August 2014

THE SIZE of the victory was comfortable but Newport Gwent Dragons didn’t have thing all their own way when beating Lydney 36-0 in a pre-season friendly.

Prop David Young: Championship battles will help me scrum strongly for Dragons

10:02am Saturday 23rd August 2014

TIGHTHEAD David Young believes a season in the brutal, attritional English Championship will help him play his part in fostering a scrummaging culture at Newport Gwent Dragons, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons unveil new kit

South Wales Argus:

9:43am Saturday 23rd August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have unveiled their new home kit for the coming season.

Lewis Evans to skipper youthful Dragons side at Lydney

South Wales Argus: Chance for more Dragons to impress against Falcons

8:02am Saturday 23rd August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will be captained by back row forward Lewis Evans in tomorrow’s pre-season friendly against Lydney (kick-off 3pm), writes Chris Kirwan.

Steve Jones excited by fresh start after Dragons departure

South Wales Argus: Newport Gwent Dragons Scrum Coach Steve Jones (1086067)

3:42pm Friday 22nd August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons legend Steve Jones is excited about the next chapter of his rugby career after landing a job at Gower College Swansea.

Dragons prospect Scott Andrews on the up thanks to his second row mentors

South Wales Argus: YOUNG LOCK: Newport Gwent Dragons prospect Scott Andrews

9:34am Friday 22nd August 2014

LOCK Scott Andrews is looking to show the fruits of his labour on the training paddock when he lines up for Newport Gwent Dragons against Lydney on Sunday.

Aled Brew ready to go on the run for the Dragons after Biarritz frustration

South Wales Argus: STRONG RUNNER: Aled Brew goes on the charge for the Dragons against Leinster in 2012

8:50am Thursday 21st August 2014

WING Aled Brew is relishing the chance to go on the charge again for Newport Gwent Dragons after two seasons of being starved of the ball in the south of France.

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.

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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

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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.






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