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Ebbw Vale favourite and former Test ref Ernie Lewis passes away

Ebbw Vale favourite and former Test ref Ernie Lewis passes away

ON THE SCORESHEET: Micki Witts grabbed one of Torfaen Tigers' 10 tries against Leicester Storm

Tigers back to winning ways thanks to dominant second half display

END OF AN ERA: Newport stalwart Andrew Brown has left for Merthyr

Newport favourite Andrew Brown leaves for upwardly-mobile Merthyr

Taulupe Faletau's fate in WRU's hands - Bath coach Mike Ford

Taulupe Faletau's fate in WRU's hands - Bath coach Mike Ford

Powell takes parting shot at Newport Gwent Dragons

Powell takes parting shot at Newport Gwent Dragons

REPEAT: The Dragons, minus Andy Poewll, will begin their Pro12 campaign away to Connacht just as they did last September

Opening Pro12 dates confirmed for Dragons

CRICKET CAPTAIN: Jason Tovey will lead the Dragons in their charity Twenty20 match

Dragons swap rugby kit for cricket whites

HEAD COACH: Warren Gatland

Wales cancel Poland training camp

Newport Gwent Dragons' select side finds out British and Irish Cup fate

Newport Gwent Dragons' select side finds out British and Irish Cup fate

OPERATION: Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs is targeting a mid-September return after summer knee surgery

Dragons lock Andrew Coombs eyeing September return after summer surgery

ULTIMATE TEST: Sam Warburton will lead Wales in New Zealand next summer

Wales to open up against All Blacks at Eden Park in 2016

DERBY DAY: Torfaen Tigers host the Raiders, from Llanelli, in Cwmbran

Torfaen Tigers gunning for derby delight

Wales sevens out to cause some upsets in Exeter

Pill Harriers youngsters show potential with stunning victory

WILLIAMS BACKS HOSTS FOR LAST EIGHT

BBC and ITV to share Six Nations

BBC and ITV to share Six Nations

NEW COMBO: Martyn Phillips, left, with join the WRU as chief executive after the World Cup to work alongside chairman Gareth Davies

WRU and regions to meet over tweaking £60m peace deal

WORLD CUP HERO: Dragons hooker Lloyd Burns made a late charge for the World Cup squad in 2011

'Hold nothing back and you can be World Cup stars', Lloyd Burns' message to Dragons' Wales hopefuls

ON THE ROAD: The Dragons took their game against Northampton up to Ebbw Vale last year. This summer they play Nottingham in Ystrad Mynach

Dragons to host Nottingham in Ystrad Mynach

IN THE HOTSEAT: New Welsh Rugby Union Group Chief Executive Martyn Phillips, left, with Chairman Gareth Davies

WRU appoint former B&Q boss as group chief executive to succeed Roger Lewis

WORLD CUP HERO: Lloyd Burns represented Wales at New Zealand 2011

‘The World Cup is the pinnacle and I’m so proud of what I achieved’, Lloyd Burns on his rapid rise to be part of Wales’ incredible 2011 campaign

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Burgeoning Dragons lock Joe Davies back at Bedwas

BIG DEFENCE: Dan Lydiate and his Wales teammates will be looking to stop the Australians, English and Fijians in their tracks

Welsh defence can help us make it out of Group of Death, says Jonathan Davies

Torfaen Tigers on the up after thrilling win

HOT PROPERTY: Newport Gwent Dragons star Taulupe Faletau in action for Wales

Wales release issues could scupper Taulupe Faletau's Bath move

SKIPPERS: Wales netball captain Suzy Drane with Wales rugby captain Sam Warburton

Wales captains relishing World Cup campaigns

ON THE CHARGE: Shaun Knight has signed for Newport Gwent Dragons from Gloucester

Dragons snap up Gloucester prop Shaun Knight

Principality Premiership to get more teams

Principality Premiership to get more teams

NO FRIENDLY: Newport Gwent Dragons will take on fierce rivals Cardiff Blues in an August pre-season clash

Dragons to head to the capital for final Pro12 tune-up

EARLY RETIREMENT: Dan Way packs down with hooker Lloyd Burns and loosehead Phil Price in the Dragons' LV= Cup semi-final loss to Gloucester in 2011

Injury forces Dragons prop Dan Way to hang up boots

WALES HOPEFUL: Newport Gwent Dragons centre Tyler Morgan

Tyler Morgan: Dragons' Wales hopefuls will play without fear

MAN IN THE MIDDLE: Scott Williams is likely to be charged with filling the boots of Jonathan Davies

Scott Williams backed to rise to the World Cup occasion by Wales captain Sam Warburton

STEPPING UP: Newport Gwent Dragons centre Jack Dixon is in the full Wales squad after three Junior World Championships with the Under-20s

Wales hopeful Jack Dixon belongs on the Test scene - Hallam Amos

Baldwin desperate to make his mark in fierce battle to be Wales No 2

Baldwin desperate to make his mark in fierce battle to be Wales No 2

IN THE THICK OF IT: Sam Warburton will be hoping for a better result against England than the 2014 trip to Twickenham in the World Cup in September

Sam Warburton: World Cup rivals England have the depth to cope with setbacks

IRISH AIM: Hallam Amos is desperate win a second cap in the August Irish encounters

Hallam Amos: I’ve worn a grey Wales jersey but I’m desperate to pull on the real thing against Ireland

NEW BOSS: Nigel Davies has joined Ebbw Vale as head coach

Former Wales coach Nigel Davies takes over Ebbw Vale hotseat

REC RETURN? Taulupe Faletau, pictured on the attack for Newport Gwent Dragons at Bath, appears set for the West Country

Warren Gatland: Dragons need WRU green light to cash in on Taulupe Faletau

RUNNING THREAT: Liam Williams has forced his way into the Wales XV

Wales boss Gatland confident Liam Williams will win World Cup fitness race

TITLE DELIGHT: Ebbw Vale, with head coach Jason Strange bottom right in blue, celebrate winning the Swalec Championship last year

Jason Strange was the driving force in turning our club around, says Ebbw Vale chairman

Scott Quinnell guest at Torfaen Tigers dinner

Jason Strange leaves Ebbw Vale for WRU role

Jason Strange leaves Ebbw Vale for WRU role

Liam Williams a World Cup doubt after foot injury

Liam Williams a World Cup doubt after foot injury

DRAGONS DREAM: Ieuan Jones hopes that impressing in the colours of Cross Keys can earn another full-time deal, potentially with Newport Gwent Dragons

Ieuan Jones: I was dumped on by Cardiff Blues but still dream of Dragons return

Frustrating wait goes on after WRU hold fire on BIC and Premiership decision

KEY MAN: Phill Rees, right, has been targeted by Merthyr despite being under contract with Bedwas

Bedwas furious over big-spending Merthyr's move for captain Phill Rees

Taulupe Faletau set for England IF Dragons give green light to early move

Taulupe Faletau set for England IF Dragons give green light to early move

Wales U20 23 Australia U20 28

Wales U20 23 Australia U20 28

BATH LINK: Newport Gwent Dragons, Wales and Lions number eight Taulupe Faletau has been linked with a move to the Rec

Dragons: No change in Taulupe Faletau contract situation despite English links

ON THE RUN: Lock Seb Davies and Wales U20 will look to give the ball plenty of air in their finale against Australia

Wales expect a fast end to U20 Championship against expansive Aussies

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