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.

RRW ring the changes

2:23pm Thursday 18th September 2014

NIGEL Short has stepped down as chairman of Regional Rugby Wales with Scarlets colleague Robin Cammish taking over at the helm while Mark Davies has been confirmed as chief executive.

Dragons fixture headache solved

South Wales Argus:

10:36am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE LV= Cup has had a fixture reshuffle to avoid a clash with Newport Gwent Dragons’ Guinness Pro12 encounter with Ulster.

Ashley Smith straight back in to boost injury-hit Dragons

South Wales Argus: Ross Wardle keen to learn off Dragons midfield partner Ashley Smith

9:18am Thursday 18th September 2014

ASHLEY Smith has only just returned to full training after six months on the sidelines but will answer Newport Gwent Dragons’ SOS against Glasgow on Saturday.

Newport look to shore up set piece for Ponty challenge

9:18am Thursday 18th September 2014

PONTYPRIDD have reigned supreme in the Principality Premiership for the last three seasons yet Newport will attempt to extend the champions' miserable streak at Rodney Parade tomorrow evening (kick-off 7.15pm), writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons boss: Andrew Coombs must learn after putting the boot in

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

9:04am Thursday 18th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons head coach Kingsley Jones believes Andrew Coombs has learnt a harsh lesson after being slapped with a three-week ban for carelessly catching Alun Wyn Jones on the head with his boot.

Dragons down to the bare bones for Glasgow

South Wales Argus: Dragons squad 2014-15. Jason Tovey (9444142)

4:56pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are down to the bare bones in the backs for Saturday’s Guinness Pro12 clash with in-form Glasgow at Rodney Parade.

Premiership action crucial for Dragons tyro Angus O'Brien - Neil Jenkins

South Wales Argus: BRIGHT START: Angus O'Brien impressed on his Dragons debut

9:36am Wednesday 17th September 2014

WALES skills coach Neil Jenkins believes plenty of rugby, whether with Cross Keys or Newport Gwent Dragons, is vital in the development of promising fly-half Angus O'Brien.

Ben Francis Cup to fill clubs' international gaps

9:34am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE Ben Francis Cup is making a return after a three-year absence with a new-look format helping clubs fill gaps in their fixture list during the autumn internationals and Six Nations.

Dragons boss: Prop Lloyd Fairbrother can be our Samson Lee

South Wales Argus: BRIGHT START: Tighthead Lloyd Fairbrother has impressed in the Dragons' front row

9:19am Wednesday 17th September 2014

LLOYD Fairbrother has been tipped to follow in the footsteps of Wales tighthead Samson Lee after making a bright start to life with Newport Gwent Dragons.

Three-week ban for Dragons forward Andrew Coombs

South Wales Argus:

9:40pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons forward Andrew Coombs has been banned for three weeks for stamping on the head of Alun Wyn Jones.

Caerphilly 1st XV game off after Tredegar no-show

7:37pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

CAERPHILLY firsts' fixture against Tredegar was over before a ball had been kicked as the Virginia Park outfit took to the field in a warm-up only to discover the Gwent side had insufficient players to muster a game.

Toulon boss: We could cancel Halfpenny's contract

South Wales Argus: DEADLY BOOT: Leigh Halfpenny in action for Wales

1:32pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TOULON president Mourad Boudjellal claims that he has not ruled out terminating Wales star Leigh Halfpenny's contract due to ongoing injury problems.

Italians and Romanians battle to face Dragons

South Wales Argus: (10416324)

1:21pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will move a step closer to knowing their final European opponents this weekend when the first leg of the Rugby Challenge Cup qualifiers takes place.

Nigel Owens: I won't be afraid to caution rugby legends at Cwmbran dinner!

South Wales Argus: Nigel Owens (5574325)

12:34pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TOP referee Nigel Owens expects he will have to issue plenty of cautions to a trio of rugby legends when he is compere at a Cwmbran dinner.

Pontypool gets vital 'A' Licence

South Wales Argus: Pontypool RFC court bid fails to stop relegation

12:03pm Monday 15th September 2014

Pontypool RFC today announced that the WRU has granted the club 'A Licence' status for the 2014/2015 season, which means they would be eligible for promotion to the Premiership.

Defensive don Nic Cudd so valuable to Dragons - Kingsley Jones

South Wales Argus: Ospreys heading east without talisman Alun Wyn Jones

8:52am Monday 15th September 2014

NIC Cudd may only stand at 5ft 10is but head coach Kingsley Jones says the openside flanker has proved that he is a defensive titan for Newport Gwent Dragons.

Dragons forward Andrew Coombs cited

South Wales Argus:

7:48pm Sunday 14th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons forward Andrew Coombs has been cited following an incident in the second half of last Friday’s 17-15 loss to the Ospreys.

Aberavon 18 Cross Keys 33

South Wales Argus: GREAT GAME: Cross Keys' Adam Powell (picture from files)

3:23pm Sunday 14th September 2014

CROSS Keys scored their bonus-point try after 52 minutes but still found time for a fifth in their best-ever win at Aberavon, writes Howard Evans.

Carmarthen Quins 44 Newport 10

2:30pm Sunday 14th September 2014

AFTER just one game of the new Principality Premiership campaign Newport face the prospect of a tough winter, writes Chris Smart.

Ebbw Vale edge Llandovery in thrilling encounter

South Wales Argus: WELCOME RETURN: Ashley Sweet is due to play a bigger part for Ebbw Vale this weekend in their crunch game

7:58pm Saturday 13th September 2014

AN EMOTIONAL day for Ebbw Vale saw them recording a stunning bonus point win over Llandovery at a highly charged Eugene Cross Park in a thrilling encounter.

Joy for Ebbw Vale and Cross Keys but misery for Newport

7:51pm Saturday 13th September 2014

EBBW Vale marked their return to the Principality Premiership with a superb 30-29 bonus point win over Llandovery at Eugene Cross Park in a thriller.

Dragons lacking patience in attack, admits Kingsley Jones

South Wales Argus: ON THE CHARGE: Lewis Evans carries the ball hard for the Dragons against the Ospreys

11:33am Saturday 13th September 2014

HEAD coach Kingsley Jones admits that Newport Gwent Dragons are missing the calming influence of injured centres Ashley Smith and Pat Leach after another error-strewn display.

Blackwood boss: Swansea is the ultimate Championship test

South Wales Argus: TOUGH START: Newbridge, captained by prop Ian George (right), endured a shocking Championship opener at Tondu

9:47am Saturday 13th September 2014

AFTER coming agonisingly close to toppling one of the Swalec Championship title contenders, Blackwood go in search of the biggest scalp in the league this afternoon.

PREMIERSHIP PREVIEW: Ebbw Vale ready for return to the big time

8:47am Saturday 13th September 2014

FOUR years after signing off with a defeat to champions Neath, Ebbw Vale make their long-awaited return to the Principality Premiership this afternoon.

Dragons 15 Ospreys 17

South Wales Argus: Dragons versus Ospreys
BREAKING THROUGH Dragon Rynard Landman (10316740)

9:41pm Friday 12th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons were condemned to a derby defeat by the Ospreys after a late comeback inspired by teenage debutant Angus O'Brien fell agonisingly short.

Dragons boss Gareth Davies excited by fresh challenge on WRU board

South Wales Argus: Gareth Davies (2397026)

5:45pm Friday 12th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies is relishing the chance to engage with grassroots clubs after being elected to the board of the Welsh Rugby Union.

Gareth Davies wins WRU role while chairman David Pickering gets the boot

4:59pm Friday 12th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies has been elected to the board of the Welsh Rugby Union with chairman David Pickering failing in his bid for re-election.

Ebbw Vale: We can prosper back in the top flight

South Wales Argus: Cross Keys RFC v Ebbw Vale RFC. Wesley Cunliffe kicks the ball forward. (9830404)

10:11am Friday 12th September 2014

EBBW Vale are confident that they have the quality to thrive in the Principality Premiership as they prepare to make their long-awaited return to the top flight.

Hard graft needed for another Newport win out west

South Wales Argus: Ashton Hewitt (5544111)

10:09am Friday 12th September 2014

NEWPORT aim to maintain a superb record in Carmarthen when they open their Principality Premiership campaign against the Quins tomorrow (kick-off 2.30pm), writes Chris Kirwan.

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