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Ireland 10 Wales 16

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4:31pm Saturday 29th August 2015

WALES enjoyed a perfect pre-World Cup tonic by ending Ireland’s nine-Test home winning streak at the Aviva Stadium.

CHRIS KIRWAN: Nothing wrong with opting for those with miles on the clock ahead of youth

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Wales v Ireland
Andrew Coombs (3112774)

7:00am Thursday 27th August 2015

ON AUGUST 27, 1995 Blur were sitting proudly on top of the charts after winning their battle with Oasis while rugby had just gone professional. Tyler Morgan’s mum was also heavily pregnant.

Dragons hopeful over Crosswell injury but Coombs suffers setback

Campaign Series: New Dragons signing Nick Crosswell (17471981)

10:56am Saturday 22nd August 2015

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are confident the injury suffered by Nick Crosswell is only a minor one after the New Zealander was forced off against the Scarlets but lock Andrew Coombs faces a delay in his comeback.

LIVE: Newport Gwent Dragons v Scarlets

Campaign Series: Fans to decide Dragons' logo

6:14pm Friday 21st August 2015

UPDATES from Rodney Parade as Newport Gwent Dragons take on the Scarlets in a pre-season friendly (kick-off 7pm).

Pooler and Ebbw set for derby clash

Campaign Series: FIERCE BATTLE: Ebbw Vale's Spencer Gibson fends off Pooler's Mike Barber in last season's meeting at Pontypool Park

1:29pm Friday 21st August 2015

TWO title hopefuls will hope to show signs of summer progress in a Gwent derby friendly at Pontypool Park tomorrow afternoon (kick-off 2.30pm).

Dragons qualify for the Stoop after winning Welsh 7s title

Campaign Series: OPPORTUNITY TAKEN: Newport winger Elliot Frewen impressed for the Dragons in the Premiership Rugby 7s

5:56pm Saturday 15th August 2015

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will go to finals night of the Singha Premiership 7s at the Twickenham Stoop as Welsh champions after triumphing in Cardiff.

Dragons return to action with thumping win over Nottingham

Campaign Series: Ashton Hewitt is tackled by Viliami Hakalo (35237948)

9:03pm Friday 14th August 2015

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons blew away the cobwebs with a 48-12 friendly success against Nottingham in Ystrad Mynach.

Wales international Jones to lead Dragons in 7s

Campaign Series: Dragons in Premiership Sevens. Rhys Jones kicks for goal. (8633302)

12:12pm Wednesday 12th August 2015

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will be captained by Wales international Geraint Rhys Jones at the Singha Premiership 7s at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Saturday afternoon.

Dragons duo will profit from Millennium experience - Gatland

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6:10pm Saturday 8th August 2015

WALES boss Warren Gatland believes Newport Gwent Dragons novices Tyler Morgan and Hallam Amos will reap the rewards from a taste of being under the Test match spotlight despite a challenging afternoon against the Irish.

Wales 21 Ireland 35

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4:30pm Saturday 8th August 2015

TEPID Wales fluffed their lines on their World Cup audition after being put to the sword by Ireland at the Millennium Stadium.

LIVE: Wales v Ireland

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1:00pm Saturday 8th August 2015

UPDATES from the Millennium Stadium as Wales take on Ireland in a World Cup warm-up (kick-off 2.30pm).

Wales coach urges Dragons tyro Tyler Morgan to show his defensive steel

Campaign Series: IMPRESSIVE CAMEO: Dragons centre Tyler Morgan made an impression off the bench in Treviso

12:28pm Friday 7th August 2015

TYLER Morgan has been told to make a case for his defence when making his Wales debut against Ireland at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.

Dragons poster boy Tyler Morgan hoping to make a World Cup statement

Campaign Series: 16 May 2015; Tyler Morgan, Newport Gwent Dragons, in action against JJ Hanrahan, Munster. Guinness PRO12, Round 22, Munster v Newport Gwent Dragons, Irish Independent Park, Cork. Picture credit: Eoin Noonan / SPORTSFILE (26275979)

8:00pm Thursday 6th August 2015

TEENAGER Tyler Morgan will join James Hook in a World Cup audition on Saturday just four years after having a poster of the Wales star on the wall of his bedroom.

Tyler Morgan to make debut as Wales v Ireland squad revealed

Campaign Series: NATIONAL SERVICE: Tyler Morgan in action against Fiji during last year's Junior World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand

11:02am Tuesday 4th August 2015

TEENAGE centre Tyler Morgan will make his Wales debut against Ireland at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday while his Newport Gwent Dragons teammate Hallam Amos will also get the chance to press his World Cup claims.

Samson Lee could miss England World Cup clash - Wales boss Warren Gatland

Campaign Series: ON THE CHARGE: Wales tighthead Samson Lee

11:05am Thursday 30th July 2015

WARREN Gatland says that key tighthead Samson Lee is still ‘touch and go’ for the start of Wales’ World Cup campaign.

Dragons' young Wales trio set for World Cup audition against Irish

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10:41am Thursday 30th July 2015

THE talented young Newport Gwent Dragons trio of Hallam Amos, Tyler Morgan and Jack Dixon are likely to get the chance to push their World Cup causes when Wales take on Ireland next weekend.

Rodney Parade beer festival to be held on Dragons-Exiles weekend

Campaign Series: PACKED HOUSE: Rodney Parade was full to the rafter for the New Year's Day derby between Newport Gwent Dragons and Cardiff Blues

11:30am Wednesday 29th July 2015

THE FRIENDS of Newport Rugby Trust annual beer festival is returning to Rodney Parade for a fifth year – and will coincide with a County fixture for the first time.

Ebbw Vale favourite and former Test ref Ernie Lewis passes away

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11:51am Tuesday 28th July 2015

FORMER Ebbw Vale fly-half and international referee Ernie Lewis has passed away at the age of 91, writes Chris Kirwan.

Rhys Thomas chosen as Dragons captain

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8:00am Tuesday 28th July 2015

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have appointed hooker Rhys Thomas as their captain for the coming season.

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

4:53pm Wednesday 24th June 2015

WELSH Rugby Union bosses have decided to hold fire on a decision on the future of the British and Irish Cup and expansion of the Principality Premiership.

CHRIS KIRWAN: Transfer fees, release clauses and service station deals inevitable as rugby mirrors wise football moves

Campaign Series: Dragons v Stade Francais. Taulupe Faletau is brought to ground. (16884251)

7:00am Thursday 25th June 2015

A BUSINESS decision. The description of how Newport Gwent Dragons were going to have to approach the Taulupe Faletau situation.

Mouth-watering Euro ties await Dragons

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5:35pm Wednesday 17th June 2015

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons could be going head-to-head with All Blacks great Conrad Smith, Samoan try machine David Smith and mercurial England fly-half Danny Cipriani in the European Rugby Challenge Cup.

Dragons to host Scarlets in pre-season

Campaign Series: MISFIRING: Wing Aled Brew on the charge against the Scarlets but the Dragons' attack was disjointed once again

12:01pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will tune up for the Guinness Pro12 by welcoming the Scarlets to Rodney Parade.

Dragons sign up Adam Warren and Nick Scott

Campaign Series: SET FOR DRAGONS: Scarlets centre Adam Warren (picture courtesy of South Wales Evening Post)

8:00am Thursday 11th June 2015

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have bolstered their backs with the signings of Adam Warren and Nick Scott.

David Young makes early Dragons departure

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2:51pm Thursday 4th June 2015

TIGHTHEAD prop David Young has left Newport Gwent Dragons after one season to join London Scottish.

Wales U20 10 France U20 19

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5:21pm Tuesday 2nd June 2015

WALES Under-20s will have to repeat their Six Nations victory over England if they are to make the semi-finals of the Junior World Championship after suffering a loss to France in their tournament opener.

Dragons ace Tyler Morgan gets call-up to Wales World Cup training squad

Campaign Series: IMPRESSIVE CAMEO: Dragons centre Tyler Morgan made an impression off the bench in Treviso

1:18pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons centre Tyler Morgan has been called up to Wales’ World Cup training squad after being pulled out of the Under-20s squad for the Junior World Championship because of Jonathan Davies’ injury blow.

Munster 50 Dragons 27

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4:52pm Saturday 16th May 2015

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons’ ended their season with a 50-27 thumping at the hands of a fired-up Munster side who will now enjoy home advantage against the Ospreys in the Guinness Pro12 semi-finals.

LIVE: Munster v Newport Gwent Dragons

Campaign Series: Fans to decide Dragons' logo

2:26pm Saturday 16th May 2015

UPDATES from Musgrave Park as Newport Gwent Dragons finish their season by taking on Guinness Pro12 title hopefuls Munster (kick-off 3pm).

Lyn Jones delighted with Dragons' defensive snap

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9:37am Saturday 9th May 2015

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons boss Lyn Jones lauded the defensive desire of his charges as they signed off their Rodney Parade campaign with a Guinness Pro12 win against Edinburgh.

Ian Gough full of hope for Dragons young guns as he calls time on incredible career

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

8:00am Friday 8th May 2015

RODNEY Parade favourite Ian Gough believes he is leaving a Newport Gwent Dragons side that is on the up after hanging up his boots.

Jason Tovey in at 10 for Dragons' Edinburgh clash

Campaign Series: Tovey to pull the strings for Keys in Penzance

12:17pm Thursday 7th May 2015

JASON Tovey will make his first start at fly-half since January in Newport Gwent Dragons Guinness Pro12 encounter with Edinburgh at Rodney Parade tomorrow evening (kick-off 7.30pm).

Lyn Jones: Dragons failed to cope with the big-game pressure

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10:59pm Friday 17th April 2015

LYN Jones admitted that Newport Gwent Dragons failed to cope with the big-match pressure of their European Challenge Cup semi-final against Edinburgh.

Edinburgh 45 Dragons 16: Euro trip ends in painful thrashing

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9:45pm Friday 17th April 2015

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons’ terrific European jaunt ended in a painful 45-16 thrashing as Edinburgh powered their way to the Challenge Cup final.

LIVE: Edinburgh v Newport Gwent Dragons

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6:13pm Friday 17th April 2015

UPDATES from Murrayfield as Newport Gwent Dragons take on Edinburgh in the semi-finals of the European Rugby Challenge Cup.

TEAM NEWS: Dragons move prop Brok Harris for Edinburgh semi-final

Campaign Series: FESTIVE BOW: Dragons prop Brok Harris

12:12pm Thursday 16th April 2015

BROK Harris will switch to loosehead prop in Newport Gwent Dragons’ European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final against Edinburgh.

Dragons' team spirit can help make Euro history - Rynard Landman

Campaign Series: BRUISING BATTLE: Rynard Landman forces Josh Navidi backwards in the Boxing Day clash between Newport Gwent Dragons and Cardiff Blues

2:00pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

RYNARD Landman is confident that Newport Gwent Dragons can make history by qualifying for the European Rugby Challenge Cup final thanks to their never-say-die spirit.

LIVE: Newport Gwent Dragons v Leinster

Campaign Series: Fans to decide Dragons' logo

3:18pm Sunday 12th April 2015

UPDATES from Rodney Parade as Newport Gwent Dragons host Leinster in the Guinness Pro12 (kick-off 4.15pm).

Lyn Jones: I'm so proud of my battling Dragons

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4:16pm Saturday 4th April 2015

LYN Jones hailed Newport Gwent Dragons’ win in a tense derby with Cardiff Blues as a massive step forward for the region.

Newport Gwent Dragons 25 Cardiff Blues 21 - Derby delight at Rodney Parade

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2:48pm Saturday 4th April 2015

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will play in the semi-finals of the European Rugby Challenge Cup after clinging on for victory in a topsy-turvy derby clash with Cardiff Blues.

LIVE: Newport Gwent Dragons v Cardiff Blues

Campaign Series: ON THE CHARGE: Dragons centre Jack Dixon carries hard against the Blues on New Year's Day

10:32am Saturday 4th April 2015

UPDATES from Rodney Parade as Newport Gwent Dragons host Cardiff Blues in the quarter-finals of the European Rugby Challenge Cup (kick-off 12.45pm).

BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Dragons taking a huge risk by hoping strong bench can tilt tight tussle their way

Campaign Series: KEY MAN: Cardiff Blues know they will have to keep Newport Gwent Dragons number eight Taulupe Faletau quiet on Saturday

4:54pm Friday 3rd April 2015

IT'S Newport Gwent Dragons' biggest game for eight years, arguably ever, and director of rugby Lyn Jones has decided to take an almighty gamble.

Richie Rees set to stay with Dragons - as academy coach

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12:52pm Friday 3rd April 2015

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons scrum-half Richie Rees is set to stay with the region – as academy skills coach.

Treviso 17 Newport Gwent Dragons 32

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9:49pm Saturday 28th March 2015

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will head into their European showdown with Cardiff Blues with a spring in their step after a first ever league win in Treviso.

Wales edged out by England in Hong Kong 7s

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12:23pm Friday 27th March 2015

WALES have it all to do on day two of the Hong Kong Sevens after being edged out by England in their tournament opener.

Dragons ace Taulupe Faletau given supersub role in Treviso

Campaign Series: INJURY BLOW: Taulupe Faletau is set to miss the Dragons' game against Cardiff Blues on Boxing Day

12:09pm Friday 27th March 2015

WALES star Taulupe Faletau is on bench duty for Newport Gwent Dragons as they prepare for their European showdown with a Guinness Pro12 encounter at Treviso.

Italy 20 Wales 61: Gatland's men put the heat on title rivals

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2:32pm Saturday 21st March 2015

WALES delivered on their pre-match pledge to pile the pressure on England and Ireland in the tussle for the Six Nations title thanks to a sensational second half display in Rome.

LIVE: Italy v Wales

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11:21am Saturday 21st March 2015

UPDATES from the Stadio Olimpico as Wales take on Italy in their bid for the Six Nations title.

Dragons fly-half Angus O'Brien gets Wales Sevens call

Campaign Series: BRIGHT PROSPECTS: Fly-half Angus O'Brien starts for the Dragons at Ulster while wing Ashton Hewitt, pictured in support against Glasgow, is on a young bench

2:25pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons fly-half Angus O’Brien has been called up by Wales Sevens for the tournaments in Hong Kong and Japan.

Dragons lock Rynard Landman fails in appeal against ban

Campaign Series: Rynard Landman delivers the high tackle that saw him sent off (19061303)

2:22pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons lock Rynard Landman has failed in his bid to get his six-week suspension for elbowing reduced and will miss the European showdown with Cardiff Blues.

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