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Thomas gets the nod for Dragons crunch clash with Newcastle

Campaign Series: Dragons in Premiership Sevens. James Thomas escapes from the defence. (8633321)

12:34pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

JAMES Thomas gets the nod to replace Wales lock Andrew Coombs for Newport Gwent Dragons against Newcastle tomorrow evening.

Gareth Davies to leave Dragons after being named WRU chairman

Campaign Series: TV DEBATE: Newport Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies

7:04pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will need to find a new chief executive after Gareth Davies was appointed as chairman of the Welsh Rugby Union.

Warren Gatland: Injury deprived Dragons teen Tyler Morgan a Wales call-up

Campaign Series: ON THE CHARGE: Dragons speedster Tyler Morgan goes on the charge

2:41pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

WARREN Gatland has revealed that Newport Gwent Dragons teenager Tyler Morgan would have been included in the Wales squad for the autumn internationals were it not for a knee injury.

Prydie and Amos join Faletau in Wales squad

Campaign Series: DESPERATE TO IMPRESS: Tom Prydie hopes to line up on the Dragons' right wing

11:12am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THREE Newport Gwent Dragons players have been called up to the Wales squad for the autumn internationals – but there is no place for tighthead Adam Jones.

Jason Tovey suffers another passport mishap

Campaign Series: Scarlets v Dragons Jason Tovey kick 3 points for the Dragons (11113725)

11:01am Monday 20th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons enjoyed a night to remember in Paris on Saturday night but Jason Tovey wasn’t a part of it after another passport mishap – and this time he couldn’t blame his dog.

Stade Francais 22 Dragons 38

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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.

Dragons off to Bridgend

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9:24am Wednesday 15th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons’ LV= Cup encounter against the Ospreys will take place at Bridgend’s Brewery Field.

Lydiate and Roberts linked with return home

Campaign Series: 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.

Edinburgh 24 Dragons 10

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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

Campaign Series: 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.

Dragons opt for Tom Prydie in midfield for Edinburgh clash

Campaign Series: 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.

Former Wales pair add beef to Dragons pack for Scarlets derby

Campaign Series: Newport Gwent Dragon v Benetton Rugby Treviso.  Pictured on the charge is Dragons player Thomas Rhys Thomas. (6093453)

12:19pm Friday 3rd October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have brought former Wales forwards Ian Gough and Rhys Thomas into their pack for Sunday’s Guinness Pro12 derby with the Scarlets (kick-off 4pm).

Dragons release Netani Talei

Campaign Series: SIDELINED: Dragons number eight/blindside Netani Talei

10:35am Friday 3rd October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have released Fijian back row forward Netani Talei.

Dragons v Treviso

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3:16pm Sunday 28th September 2014

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

Dragons to face Bucharest in Europe

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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

Campaign Series: 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.

Wales hit by Ken Owens injury blow

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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

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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.

Dragons 13 Glasgow 33

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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

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2:24pm Saturday 20th September 2014

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

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

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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.

Newport stalwart Pattison makes timely return for Ponty challenge

Campaign Series: 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.

Dragons fixture headache solved

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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.

Dragons down to the bare bones for Glasgow

Campaign Series: 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.

Three-week ban for Dragons forward Andrew Coombs

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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.

Dragons forward Andrew Coombs cited

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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.

Wales pair back for Dragons

Campaign Series: Taulupe Faletau to start Dragons' Pro12 opener  in Connacht on the bench

12:34pm Thursday 11th September 2014

WALES internationals Taulupe Faletau and Hallam Amos return to the starting line-up for Newport Gwent Dragons’ Guinness Pro12 clash with the Ospreys tomorrow night (kick-off 7.35pm).

Connacht 16 Newport Gwent Dragons 11

Campaign Series: Newport Gwent Dragons versus Bath Rugby in the Amlin Challenge Cup
BLOOD BATH Dragons Nic Cudd knows he's been in a game (3376696)

6:57pm Saturday 6th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons’ miserable record in Ireland continued after they slipped to a 16-11 defeat to Connacht in their Guinness Pro12 opener.

Will Greenwood tips Dragons for Pro12 playoffs

Campaign Series: STRONG DISPLAY: Andy Powell offloads in the Dragons' win against Northampton

8:01pm Friday 5th September 2014

ENGLAND World Cup winner Will Greenwood has tipped Newport Gwent Dragons to qualify for the Guinness Pro12 playoffs.

Lyn Jones delighted with Dragons' gutsy display

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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.

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

Campaign Series: 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.

Teams heading to Newport for Rugby World Cup

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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.

Kingsley Jones delighted with Dragons' first workout

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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.

Paris opener for the Dragons

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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

Campaign Series: 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.

New Year's Day derby for Dragons

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2:52pm Monday 11th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will host Cardiff Blues at Rodney Parade on New Year’s Day and travel to the capital on Boxing Day.

Boris Stankovich: I want to create a scrummaging culture at Dragons

Campaign Series: POWERFUL PROP: Boris Stankovich has signed for Newport Gwent Dragons from Leicester

7:16am Wednesday 30th July 2014

BORIS Stankovich loves his scrums and the loosehead prop hopes his Newport Gwent Dragons teammates will soon join him in thriving in the dark arts of the set piece.

Newport wing Elliot Frewen loving his Dragons chance

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

9:04am Tuesday 29th July 2014

TO SOME the Premiership Rugby 7s is merely a low-key warm-up before the start of the proper season but for Elliot Frewen the tournament is a major opportunity.

Dragons will look to 'right wrongs' at Premiership Rugby 7s finals day

Campaign Series: Dragons in Premiership Sevens. Matthew Pewtner breaks clear of the Ospreys defence. (8633304)

8:32am Monday 28th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will attempt to channel the frustration of not being Welsh champions when they take on England's finest at finals day of the Premiership Rugby 7s.

Exiles are hospitable off the field, not on it

Campaign Series: Newport County v AFC Carl Zeiss Jena
Goal. Darren Jones goes up with Chris Zebroski to score the winning goal (8632169)

5:05pm Sunday 27th July 2014

NEWPORT County were generous hosts for Carl Zeiss Jena but Exiles boss Justin Edinburgh was delighted that his defence wasn't in a giving mood at Spytty Park.

Dragons qualify for Premiership Rugby 7s finals day

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9:58pm Saturday 26th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons qualified for finals day of the Premiership Rugby 7s but were controversially denied victory of the Welsh leg at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.

Newport County 1 Carl Zeiss Jena 0

3:56pm Saturday 26th July 2014

NEWPORT County triumphed on Carl Zeiss Jena’s return to Welsh soil thanks to a second-half header from centre back Darren Jones.

Dragons open LV= Cup against Exeter... on Ulster weekend

11:51am Friday 25th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are set to open their LV= Cup campaign by hosting reigning champions Exeter Chiefs - but a fixture clash with the Guinness Pro12 needs to be sorted.

Ex-Dragon Nathan Buck pens Ealing deal

Campaign Series: TIPPED FOR TOP: Dragons prop Nathan Buck

11:35am Friday 25th July 2014

TIGHTHEAD prop Nathan Buck has joined Ealing Trailfinders from Newport Gwent Dragons.

Sam Cross desperate to make Dragons impression after Commonwealth agony

Campaign Series: KEY FIGURE: Newport Gwent Dragons will be looking for Wales international Sam Cross to lead the charge (Picture: IRB, Martin Seras Lima)

8:02am Friday 25th July 2014

SAM Cross will attempt to get over his Commonwealth Games heartbreak by captaining Newport Gwent Dragons to Premiership Rugby 7s glory tomorrow evening.

Former Rodney Parade favourite Mike Poole lands coaching job in Cork

Campaign Series: IRISH OPPORTUNITY: Former Newport and Dragons wing Mike Poole has landed a coaching job in Cork

9:02am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MIKE Poole will cut his coaching teeth in the Irish city where he locked horns with an All Blacks legend and saw yellow for a tip tackle after landing a job in Cork, writes Chris Kirwan.

Wales internationals lead Dragons' 7s challenge

Campaign Series: Rhys Jones in Wales Sevens squad

12:26pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WALES Sevens internationals Rhys Jones and Sam Cross will spearhead Newport Gwent Dragons’ challenge at the Premiership Rugby 7s on Saturday evening.

Free-scoring Rene Howe targets starting place

Campaign Series: Gloucester City versus Newport County (pre-season friendly)
CROSS Newport County's Rene Howe (8396855)

9:26am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

NEWPORT County AFC fans will see the real Rene Howe in the coming campaign, the striker has declared.

Dragons give James Thomas a second chance

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8:00am Monday 21st July 2014

FORWARD James Thomas has returned to Newport Gwent Dragons after signing a full-time deal with the Rodney Parade region.

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