Shaun Connor returns to the Dragons coaching team

South Wales Argus:

6:17pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

SHAUN Connor has returned to the Newport Gwent Dragons management team as academy skills coach.

Ian Gough back to boost Dragons against Scarlets

South Wales Argus: SEASONED CAMPAIGNER: Ian Gough was one of a number of experienced players in Dragons’ line-up against Ospreys

5:41pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

IAN Gough has recovered from a shoulder injury to bolster Newport Gwent Dragons’ second row for Sunday’s Guinness Pro12 derby with the Scarlets, writes Chris Kirwan.

HAVE YOUR SAY: Dragons' player of the month

South Wales Argus:

10:35am Wednesday 1st October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have had a frustrating first month of the season but ended September on a high with victory against Treviso.

Life away from Rodney Parade the true test of Dragons - Lee Byrne

South Wales Argus: Bristol v Dragons. Lee Byrne on the ball. (9378555)

9:05am Wednesday 1st October 2014

CAPTAIN Lee Byrne says the next month will be the true test of Newport Gwent Dragons' character as they experience life on the road.

Lyn Jones: On-song Dragons tyro Elliot Dee in the mix for Wales selection

South Wales Argus: Dragons squad 2014-15. Elliot Dee (9444121)

9:05am Tuesday 30th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones believes hooker Elliot Dee is in the mix for Wales selection after making a superb start to the season.

Relieved Dragons know they must up their game in Llanelli

South Wales Argus: Newport  Gwent Dragons v Benetton Rugby Treviso.  Pictured is Newport Gwent Dragons Player No 9 Jonathan Evans on the break. (10842228)

7:07am Tuesday 30th September 2014

CHAMPAGNE wasn't flowing at Rodney Parade as it was at Gleneagles on Sunday evening but victory meant just as much for Newport Gwent Dragons as it did for the European Ryder Cup team.

Draw made for Ben Francis Cup

12:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE DRAW has been made for the Ben Francis Cup, which has been re-launched after a three-year absence.

Lyn Jones: Dragons on the up thanks to return of seasoned backs

South Wales Argus: Newport  Gwent Dragons v Benetton Rugby Treviso.  Pictured is Newport Gwent Dragons Player No 11 Hallam Amos scoring the opening try. (10842243)

9:04am Monday 29th September 2014

DIRECTOR of rugby Lyn Jones hailed the return of his experienced campaigners after Newport Gwent Dragons enjoyed their first Guinness Pro12 win of the season.

Dragons 33 Treviso 15

South Wales Argus: Newport  Gwent Dragons v Benetton Rugby Treviso.  Pictured is Newport Gwent Dragons Player No 11 Hallam Amos scoring his second try. (10842251)

6:06pm Sunday 28th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons ended a two-year wait for a four-try bonus point in the Guinness Pro12 with a comprehensive win against Treviso at Rodney Parade.

Ebbw Vale 22 Newport 25: Black and Ambers dig deep for derby win

South Wales Argus: Ebbw Vale RFC v Newport RFC.  Pictured  is Newport player Barney Nightingale stopping an Ebbw Vale attack. (10838422)

4:23pm Sunday 28th September 2014

NEWPORT head coach Sven Cronk was full of praise for the character shown by his charges after they sneaked a precious Principality Premiership derby win at Ebbw Vale.

Dragons v Treviso

South Wales Argus:

3:16pm Sunday 28th September 2014

UPDATES from Rodney Parade as Newport Gwent Dragons host Treviso in the Guinness Pro12.

Young wing's wonder try sparks great fightback – Cardiff 24 Cross Keys 30

1:29pm Sunday 28th September 2014

CROSS Keys pride themselves on giving youth a chance and it was an 18-year-old on his debut who helped them pull off a stunning win over Cardiff.

Dragons to face Bucharest in Europe

South Wales Argus:

9:25pm Saturday 27th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will face Bucharest in the European Rugby Challenge Cup after the Romanians edged past Calvisano in a qualifier.

Ex-Dragon Will Harries scores on Ealing bow

South Wales Argus: Dragons departures for Will Harries and Adam Hughes

7:06pm Saturday 27th September 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons wing Will Harries scored a try on his debut for Ealing Tralifinders this afternoon.

Newport edge tense derby while Keys win in the capital

5:43pm Saturday 27th September 2014

NEWPORT got their Principality Premiership campaign up and running with a tense 25-22 victory at Ebbw Vale this afternoon while Cross Keys recorded a superb win in Cardiff.

Dragons tighthead Dan Way keen to catch the eye ahead of Brok Harris' autumn arrival

South Wales Argus: FIRST START: Prop Dan Way is looking to impress in the Dragons front row against Treviso

10:12am Saturday 27th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons tighthead Dan Way is desperate to grasp his chance to impress ahead of the arrival of South African prop Brok Harris.

Kingsley Jones: Win can ignite Dragons' campaign

South Wales Argus: WELCOME RETURN: Lee Byrne is back to boost the Dragons against Treviso

9:17am Saturday 27th September 2014

HEAD coach Kingsley Jones is confident that a win against Treviso tomorrow afternoon will spark Newport Gwent Dragons' Guinness Pro12 campaign into life.

Championship preview: Pooler bid to stretch their home winning streak

South Wales Argus: SPREADING PLAY: Newbridge fly-half Kieron Meek on the attack against Glynneath last weekend (Picture: JASON CLARK)

8:33am Saturday 27th September 2014

PONTYPOOL will attempt to keep the heat on the Swalec Championship pacesetters when they host Narberth this afternoon.

Principality Premiership preview: Ebbw Vale set for long-awaited bruising derby against Newport

7:47am Saturday 27th September 2014

EBBW Vale's four-year wait for a Principality Premiership derby at Eugene Cross Park ends this afternoon when Newport head to Eugene Cross Park.

Wales hit by Ken Owens injury blow

South Wales Argus:

12:34pm Friday 26th September 2014

SCARLETS hooker Ken Owens faces a 12-week layoff because of a neck injury – ruling him out of Wales’ autumn internationals.

Experienced trio pass fitness tests to make Dragons return against Treviso

South Wales Argus:

12:10pm Friday 26th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are boosted by the return of three experienced backs for their crunch Guinness Pro12 clash with Treviso on Sunday.

Ebbw aiming to fly out of the blocks against Newport

South Wales Argus: BIG THREAT: Ronny Kynes has made a habit of powering over from strong Ebbw Vale driving lineouts

10:10am Friday 26th September 2014

EBBW Vale are looking to start their derby against Newport with a bang as they bid to maintain their dream return to the Principality Premiership.

Bedwas look to build on stunning derby fightback

10:06am Friday 26th September 2014

BUOYANT Bedwas will look to show the same fighting spirit that earned a derby success when they welcome Aberavon to Bridge Field tomorrow afternoon.

Dorian Jones back for Keys' trip to the capital

South Wales Argus: WELCOME RETURN: Dorian Jones will pull the strings for Cross Keys in the capital

10:04am Friday 26th September 2014

CROSS Keys are set to be bolstered by the return of fly-half Dorian Jones as they attempt to extend their winning streak against Cardiff.

LEWIS EVANS: Sunday slot gives us perfect preparation for crunch Treviso clash

South Wales Argus:

9:00am Friday 26th September 2014

THERE are quite a few golfers in the Newport Gwent Dragons squad but we’re more than happy to be missing the Ryder Cup finale in order to be in the best possible shape for our must-win clash with Treviso.

Ashley Smith back to solve Dragons midfield crisis

South Wales Argus: ORGANISER: Centre Ashley Smith should give the Dragons a boost in attack and defence

8:03am Friday 26th September 2014

ASHLEY Smith has given Newport Gwent Dragons a huge lift by declaring himself fit to face Treviso at Rodney Parade.

Dee: Dragons have to grind Treviso down

South Wales Argus: Dragons squad 2014-15. Elliot Dee (9444121)

6:32am Friday 26th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons won't care too much about style on Sunday as long as the clash with Treviso at Rodney Parade yields four morale-boosting Guinness Pro12 points.

Ben John happy to take centre stage after answering Dragons' SOS

South Wales Argus: IN AT THE DEEP END: Ben John started in the Dragons' midfield just days after joining on loan from the Ospreys

9:05am Thursday 25th September 2014

CENTRE Ben John hopes that practice will make perfect when he lines up for Newport Gwent Dragons against Treviso on Sunday.

Dragons' injury woes worsen

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

9:04am Wednesday 24th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons’ injury crisis has deepened ahead of Sunday’s must-win Guinness Pro12 clash with Treviso.

Doubts over future of Judgment Day double-header

South Wales Argus: Argus-Mark    30-03-13
Dragons v Scarlets Judgement Day 2013
Pat Leach (2231467)

12:02pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE future of regional rugby's Judgement Day is in doubt with no agreement in place to host the Guinness Pro12 double-header derby day at the Millennium Stadium next Easter.

Wasteful Dragons need to rack up the phases - Rynard Landman

South Wales Argus: HARD CARRY: Dragons lock Rynard Landman takes on the Glasgow defence

9:02am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

LOCK Rynard Landman says Newport Gwent Dragons cannot afford to be as wasteful with the ball if they are to get their season up and running against Treviso on Sunday.

Dragons hit by injury blow as Jack Dixon faces three months out

South Wales Argus: BRIGHT TALENT: Teenage centre Jack Dixon is one of many exciting young players in the Dragons' ranks

8:10am Monday 22nd September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons centre Jack Dixon faces three months on the sidelines because of a wrist injury.

Dragons left with no margin for error against Treviso after third spluttering display on the spin

South Wales Argus: Taulupe Faletau (10572700)

4:48pm Sunday 21st September 2014

THE Newport Gwent Dragons management declared that there would be "no excuses" for not pushing on this season yet unfortunately they are coming thick and fast.

Neath 18 Ebbw Vale 29

South Wales Argus: BALL'S GONE: Ebbw Vale's Chris Thomas gets the ball away

3:07pm Sunday 21st September 2014

EBBW Vale lasted the pace much better against Neath to make in two bonus-point victories on the trot back in the Welsh Premiership, writes Tony Poole.

Injuries add to Cross Keys' woes – Cross Keys 25 Bedwas 29

South Wales Argus:

11:58am Sunday 21st September 2014

A BITTERLY disappointing defeat for Cross Keys was compounded by the crushing news that two key men could be sidelined for some time.

Dragons 13 Glasgow 33

South Wales Argus:

4:29pm Saturday 20th September 2014

NOT even a red card for Glasgow flanker Tyrone Holmes could help Newport Gwent Dragons from avoiding a pointless afternoon at Rodney Parade.

Dragons v Glasgow

South Wales Argus:

2:24pm Saturday 20th September 2014

UPDATES from Rodney Parade as Newport Gwent Dragons take on in-form Glasgow in the Guinness Pro12.

Newbridge gunning for first Championship win

10:01am Saturday 20th September 2014

NEWBRIDGE aim stay on an upward trend to get their first Swalec Championship win under their belt when they travel to Glynneath this afternoon (kick-off 2.30pm), writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons' delight at snapping up centre Ben John

South Wales Argus: NEW BOY: Ben John has signed for the Dragons on loan from the Ospreys

8:32am Saturday 20th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are hoping that Ben John will be a reassuring, Pat Leach-like figure in their midfield after signing the Ospreys centre on an emergency loan.

Nic Cudd: Dragons must combat Glasgow's breakdown threat

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

8:03am Saturday 20th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons and European champions Toulon were the only sides that Glasgow failed to beat last season and the Rodney Parade region will have to be at their tenacious best if they are to stun the Warriors this afternoon.

Rhys Jones in at 10 for Keys

South Wales Argus: IN AT 10: Rhys Jones lines up at fly-half for Cross Keys against Bedwas

7:45am Saturday 20th September 2014

WALES sevens international Rhys Jones gets the nod to pull the strings from fly-half in Cross Keys’ Principality Premiership derby with Bedwas at Pandy Park this afternoon (kick-off 2.30pm), writes Chris Kirwan.

PRINCIPALITY PREMIERSHIP: Newport 12 Pontypridd 34

South Wales Argus: ON THE CHARGE: Newport prop Alex Jeffries carries hard

8:55pm Friday 19th September 2014

NEWPORT are yet to get off the mark in the Principality Premiership after being overpowered 34-12 by champions Pontypridd at Rodney Parade.

Centre Ben John signs on loan from Ospreys to help injury-hit Dragons

South Wales Argus:

12:09pm Friday 19th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have signed Ben John on loan from the Ospreys with the centre slotting straight into midfield for tomorrow’s Guinness Pro12 clash with Glasgow.

Keys have a headache at 10 for Bedwas derby

South Wales Argus: DRAGONS DUTY: Cross Keys will be without fly-half Dorian Jones, as well as Angus O'Brien, for the derby with Bedwas at Pandy Park

10:10am Friday 19th September 2014

CROSS Keys are unsure about who will be wearing 10 against Bedwas tomorrow afternoon but they are delighted to have such a selection headache.

Jason Strange hoping for a more fluent Ebbw at the Gnoll

South Wales Argus: LATE CALL: Ebbw Vale skipper Damien Hudd suffered a blow to the head against Llandovery

10:08am Friday 19th September 2014

EBBW VALE made a flying start to life back in the Principality Premiership but head coach Jason Strange is still looking for more in tomorrow's afternoon's clash with Neath at the Gnoll.

Dragons to keep a close eye on Glasgow's flying Fijian

South Wales Argus: DANGER MAN: Newport Gwent Dragons need to keep Niko Matawalu quiet

9:02am Friday 19th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons must get to grips with one Glaswegian who certainly has no qualms about going it alone when they attempt to get their Guinness Pro12 campaign up and running at Rodney Parade.

LEWIS EVANS: Bath tune-up sets us up for Glasgow challenge

South Wales Argus:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

WE will be hunting our first win of the Guinness Pro12 season when we take on Glasgow tomorrow afternoon – and preparation has been excellent with a little bit of help from some English rivals.

Cross Keys sign ex-Pontypridd forward

8:18am Friday 19th September 2014

CROSS Keys have boosted their squad after recruiting promising former Pontypridd second row Simon Williams into their ranks.

Kingsley Jones delighted with progress of Dragons' pack

9:46pm Thursday 18th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons may be struggling for numbers in the backs but their forwards appear to be in good shape ahead of tomorrow's Guinness Pro12 clash with Glasgow (kick-off 2.40pm), writes Chris Kirwan.

Newport stalwart Pattison makes timely return for Ponty challenge

South Wales Argus: Newport look to celebrate prop Dai Pattison's 300th game with victory

11:05am Friday 19th September 2014

NEWPORT are boosted by the return of influential prop Dai Pattison for tonight’s game against champions Pontypridd in the Principality Premiership.






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