Cross Keys 16 Ebbw Vale 13

7:36pm Saturday 30th August 2014

CROSS Keys head coach Greg Woods has called on his men to step up a gear or face the prospect of being knocked out of the British and Irish Cup on Saturday by Newport.

Keys and Newport triumph in BIC play-offs

5:36pm Saturday 30th August 2014

CROSS Keys and Newport will clash for the right to represent Gwent in the British and Irish Cup after they won their regional semi-finals.

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.

Tense derbies expected in race for the BIC

South Wales Argus: Newport RFC v Bedwas
Andrew Brown hold on to the ball (2887681)

8:54am Saturday 30th August 2014

A PAIR of tight tussles are expected when Gwent’s Premiership quartet start their season by battling for the right to represent the region in the British and Irish Cup, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons 27 Northampton 25

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.

Ebbw look to make a big statement against Keys on their return to the big time

South Wales Argus: FRIEND TURNED FOE: Dorian Jones will pull the strings for Cross Keys against his old Ebbw Vale teammates

10:20am Friday 29th August 2014

EBBW Vale coach Jason Strange says his side need to cope with the pressure when they make their return to the big time against Cross Keys tomorrow afternoon.

Teenager Ollie Griffiths named as Newport captain

South Wales Argus:

10:02am Friday 29th August 2014

NEWPORT have named teenager Ollie Griffiths as their new club captain and will hope the all-action openside can inspire them to victory at Bedwas tomorrow afternoon.

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.

WRU and regions confirm new deal

5:20pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE Welsh Rugby Union and Regional Rugby Wales have ended their long-running dispute by signing a new six-year agreement.

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.

Former Wales pair give Pooler a helping hand

South Wales Argus: ADVICE: Phil Davies passes on tips to Pontypool

12:05pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

PONTYPOOL have been given a helping hand in preparations for the coming Swalec Championship season by former Wales internationals Phil Davies and Ceri Jones.

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.

Adam Jones should be at the Dragons, says Wales forwards coach

South Wales Argus: Adam Jones (4649318)

10:02pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

WALES star Adam Jones should have signed for Newport Gwent Dragons, says national forwards coach Robin McBryde.

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.

Teams heading to Newport for Rugby World Cup

South Wales Argus:

9:19am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE Celtic Manor and Newport High School will be used by Ireland and Georgia at next year’s Rugby World Cup.

Dates set for Rodney Parade beer festival

11:45am Monday 25th August 2014

THE Friends of Newport Rugby Trust will be holding their annual beer festival at Rodney Parade on September 19 and 20.

No joy for Gwent quartet in National 7s

7:24pm Sunday 24th August 2014

GWENT failed to impress once again the Foster’s National 7s with all four Principality Premiership teams getting an early opportunity to sample the sponsor’s product at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.

Lydney 0 Dragons 36

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.

Wales U18s overpowered by South Africa

11:41am Wednesday 20th August 2014

WALES Under-18s team manager Kevin George insists his young charges gained a huge amount from playing their powerful South African counterparts.

Adam Jones excited by fresh challenge in Cardiff

South Wales Argus: Adam Jones (4648920)

4:41pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

WALES prop Adam Jones says he is relishing a new challenge after rejecting a contract offer from the Ospreys to sign for Cardiff Blues.

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.

NHSOB looking to profit from WRU scheme again

8:20am Tuesday 19th August 2014

NEWPORT High School Old Boys are looking to once again benefit from the Welsh Rugby Union’s Participation Points scheme.

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.

Mixed friendly fortunes for Gwent Premiership sides

11:22am Monday 18th August 2014

NEWPORT and Ebbw Vale suffered pre-season defeats but Bedwas enjoyed an away success as the Gwent sides continue preparations for their crunch British and Irish Cup qualifiers, writes Chris Kirwan.

Bristol 19 Newport Gwent Dragons 34

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.

Newport set for Ealing tester

9:18am Saturday 16th August 2014

NEWPORT will come up against plenty of familiar faces when they make their first visit to Ealing Trailfinders this afternoon.

Titans and Saint gunning for a Newport double at finals day

9:17am Saturday 16th August 2014

NEWPORT Titans hope to lift the Shield for the third time when they take on Valley Cougars at South Wales Conference finals day tomorrow afternoon.

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.

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