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.

WRU mourns Gallacher

5:06pm Sunday 19th October 2014

The Welsh Rugby Union has paid tribute to former Scarlets chief executive Stuart Gallacher, who has died at the age of 68.

Blinding score from Cross Keys hero Leon Andrews

South Wales Argus: Cross Keys RFC v Doncaster Knights in the British & Irish Cup Competition.  Pictured is Cross Keys Captain Leon Andrews on his way to scoring the opening try. (11363273)

3:56pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Bedford 22 Cross Keys 23

Vale clinch dramatic victory at Rodney Parade

South Wales Argus: Newport versus Ebbw 
BALL AWAY Newport scrum-half Owen Davies serves his backs (11640548)

2:37pm Sunday 19th October 2014


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.

Steffan Jones hoping to come out on top in Cross Keys reunion

South Wales Argus: Crosskeys v Bridgend - Steffan Jones powers forwards (1824529)

9:17am Saturday 18th October 2014

STEFFAN Jones played a huge role in helping Cross Keys to the final of the British and Irish Cup two years ago but this afternoon the fly-half will attempt to put the boot into the Pandy Park side.

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.

Gwent pair look to climb out of Championship drop zone

6:40am Saturday 18th October 2014

THE Swalec Championship table doesn't make pretty reading for Newbridge and Blackwood at the moment but the Gwent pair know that things can turn around swiftly in a fiercely-contested league.

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.

Nothing Strange about Steelmen's flying start

South Wales Argus: BRUISING BATTLE: Newport wing Jon Morris tackles Ebbw Vale's Rhys Clarke in the clash at Eugene Cross Park

10:07am Friday 17th October 2014

PLENTY of eyebrows have been raised by Ebbw Vale's stunning start to the Principality Premiership but it hasn't come as a surprise to head coach Jason Strange, writes Chris Kirwan.

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.

Keys left with little margin for error in British and Irish Cup

South Wales Argus: TEEN TALENT: Dragons Academy centre Barney Nightingale impressed for Cross Keys against Doncaster last weekend

3:11pm Thursday 16th October 2014

CROSS Keys need to triumph on English soil in the coming 10 days if they are to keep their British and Irish Cup hopes alive.

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.

Regions in dark over moves for Wales pair

South Wales Argus: Jamie Roberts (4648946)

5:13pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

DAN Lydiate and Jamie Roberts have been linked with returns to Wales ahead of the World Cup – but the regions say they are in the dark over moves for the Lions duo.

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.

Lydiate and Roberts linked with return home

South Wales Argus: DOUBT: Dan Lydiate could miss Saturday's clash with Italy

9:10am Tuesday 14th October 2014

LIONS stars Dan Lydiate and Jamie Roberts could be heading home to Wales from Racing Metro this week, according to reports in France.

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.

Painful viewing as woeful Dragons are downed in Edinburgh

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

5:09pm Sunday 12th October 2014

THE BEASTIE Boys boomed out as the meagre 3,156 crowd filed out of Murrayfield on Saturday afternoon, telling us that "You gotta fight, for the right, to party". Sadly those that are going up against Newport Gwent Dragons at the moment don't have to battle too hard to earn their celebrations.


South Wales Argus: Adam Frampton (1191701)

4:47pm Sunday 12th October 2014

INJURY-hit Newport put up a great fight at the Arms Park and came within an ace of recording their second Principality Premiership win of the season pushing their opponents to the limit in the hectic closing minutes.

Cross Keys fall just short in eight-try thriller – Cross Keys 32 Doncaster Knights 37

South Wales Argus: STOPPED: Cross Keys' Leon Andrews tries to power his was through the Pontypridd defence during Sunday's Swalec Cup final defeat

9:02pm Saturday 11th October 2014

CROSS Keys head coach Greg Woods believes his team are still very much in the British and Irish Cup despite opening their campaign with a home defeat after an excellent encounter.

Edinburgh 24 Dragons 10

South Wales Argus:

4:41pm Saturday 11th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons' hideous start to the Guinness Pro12 continued after they were beaten 24-10 by Edinburgh at a soulless Murrayfield.

Edinburgh v Dragons

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

2:09pm Saturday 11th October 2014

UPDATES from Murrayfield as Newport Gwent Dragons take on Edinburgh in the Guinness Pro12.

Lee Byrne: Dragons need a Pro12 pick-me-up before European battles

South Wales Argus: BACK IN THE SIDE: Dragons wing Matthew Pewtner makes his first appearance of the season at Murrayfield

8:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

WITH a daunting trip to the Stade Jean Bouin to face in-form Stade Francais on the horizon, Newport Gwent Dragons can ill afford another Guinness Pro12 disaster this afternoon.

Black and Ambers stretched to the limit for Cardiff test

South Wales Argus: STAND-IN SKIPPER: Newport lock Adam Brown captains the side in the absence of Ollie Griffiths

7:57am Saturday 11th October 2014

NEWPORT will need a tighter defence than they have shown on their last two trips to the capital when they lock horns with Cardiff in the Principality Premiership this afternoon (kick-off 2.30pm).

Keys chasing fast start to BIC campaign against Doncaster

South Wales Argus: BIG GAME: Polu Uhi and Cross Keys will look to get off to a winning start against Doncaster in the British and Irish Cup

7:46am Saturday 11th October 2014

CROSS Keys head coach Greg Woods knows a flying start is vital to his side's hopes of making the knockout stages of the British and Irish Cup.

Lyn Jones warns Dragons to up their game in Edinburgh after 'unacceptable' derby display

South Wales Argus: UNDER PRESSURE: Jonathan Evans is scragged in the Dragons' 26-13 derby defeat at the Scarlets

7:27am Saturday 11th October 2014

LYN Jones has read the riot act to Newport Gwent Dragons ahead of today's Guinness Pro12 encounter with Edinburgh at Murrayfield (kick-off 2.40pm).

Newbridge hope to start afresh with victory

5:48am Saturday 11th October 2014

NEWBRIDGE aim to start a new era with a first win of the season when they host Tata Steel in the Swalec Championship this afternoon, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons opt for Tom Prydie in midfield for Edinburgh clash

South Wales Argus: DESPERATE TO IMPRESS: Tom Prydie hopes to line up on the Dragons' right wing

12:55pm Friday 10th October 2014

TOM Prydie will deputise as a centre in Newport Gwent Dragons’ Guinness Pro12 clash with Edinburgh at Murrayfield tomorrow.

Newport without Dragons young guns for Cardiff tussle

South Wales Argus: BIC DUTY: Flanker Ollie Griffiths will play for Cross Keys rather than Newport tomorrow

10:10am Friday 10th October 2014

NEWPORT must cope without captain Ollie Griffiths and three of his fellow Dragons young guns for their Principality Premiership encounter with old foes Cardiff in the capital tomorrow, writes Chris Kirwan.

Adam Powell: Cross Keys core vital in cup opener against Doncaster

South Wales Argus: Adam Powell is tackled by Owen Davies (10074526)

10:06am Friday 10th October 2014

THERE may a strong Dragons influence at Pandy Park tomorrow but number eight Adam Powell insists it will be a typical dogged Cross Keys performance in their British and Irish Cup opener.

Andrew Coombs: Misfiring Dragons will soon be on a roll

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

9:05am Friday 10th October 2014

FORGET attempting to force his way back into the Wales fold, Andrew Coombs just wants to make up for a costly mistake by helping Newport Gwent Dragons "flick the switch" to light up their season.

LEWIS EVANS: Dragons packing a punch up front but we need to up our game in Edinburgh

South Wales Argus:

9:00am Friday 10th October 2014

IT was yet another tough day at the office against the Scarlets last weekend and we will be doing everything we can to show that we are better than that in Edinburgh tomorrow.

CHRIS KIRWAN: Dragons can't be basement battlers if they want to hold on to bright young things

South Wales Argus: TOP TALENT: Dragons and Wales back Hallam Amos in action against the Scarlets

10:06am Thursday 9th October 2014

A THROWAWAY comment by Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac said it all after the West Walians' derby win over Newport Gwent Dragons.

Lyn Jones: Dragons won't splash out on a centre for the sake of it

South Wales Argus: Newport  Gwent Dragons v Benetton Rugby Treviso.  Pictured is Newport Gwent Dragons Player No 12 Ashley Smith on the break. (10842230)

9:35am Thursday 9th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons boss Lyn Jones says he won't delve into the transfer market in search of a quick fix to his midfield problems.

Dragons front rowers get chance to impress for Cross Keys in BIC opener

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

8:42am Thursday 9th October 2014

PROPS Phil Price and David Young will get the chance to press for a place in the Newport Gwent Dragons squad for Paris when they turn out for Cross Keys in the British and Irish Cup on Saturday afternoon.

Dragons lend a hand to Cross Keys for BIC campaign

South Wales Argus: BIC DUTY: Dragons academy flanker Ollie Griffiths, who is Newport RFC's captain, is set to be in the Cross Keys squad against Doncaster

9:36am Wednesday 8th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will bolster the Cross Keys squad in a bid to help the Pandy Park outfit have a real crack at the British and Irish Cup this season.

Rynard Landman: Dragons will come good as long as we stay tight

South Wales Argus: LEADING THE CHARGE: Dragons lock Rynard Landman

9:04am Wednesday 8th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have made a shocking start to the Guinness Pro12 but lock Rynard Landman is confident that it will all come good as long as they stay tight and don't start playing the blame game.

Newbridge bring in Neil Edwards as head coach

South Wales Argus: NEW BOSS: Neil Edwards, pictured when in charge of Ebbw Vale, has joined Newbridge as head coach

4:40pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

NEWBRIDGE have appointed Neil Edwards as their head coach as they attempt to avoid a second successive Swalec Championship relegation battle, writes Chris Kirwan.

Former Dragons prop Chaparro heads for Top 14

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

12:01pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons tighthead Tetaz Chaparro has joined Top 14 outfit Lyon.

Richie Rees: Dragons are committing harakiri in attack

South Wales Argus: MISFIRING: Wing Aled Brew on the charge against the Scarlets but the Dragons' attack was disjointed once again

9:34am Tuesday 7th October 2014

THAT the standout player of Newport Gwent Dragons' season has been a man that specialises in the daring defensive deed tells the story of their campaign.

Kingsley Jones - Mistakes are killing the Dragons

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

8:32am Monday 6th October 2014

HEAD coach Kingsley Jones lamented another error-strewn performance after Newport Gwent Dragons suffered a miserable derby defeat to the Scarlets.

Scarlets 26 Dragons 13

South Wales Argus:

6:04pm Sunday 5th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons' winless Welsh derby streak away from Rodney Parade was stretched to 13 games after they were beaten 26-13 by the Scarlets in a dour encounter in Llanelli.

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