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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)
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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.

Gloucester City 0 Newport County 2

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5:26pm Saturday 19th July 2014

NEWPORT County enjoyed another pre-season win after edging out Gloucester City 2-0 in Cinderford.

Tyler Morgan in fitness race for Dragons' season opener

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8:50am Saturday 19th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are set to be without teenage centre/wing Tyler Morgan for the start of their Guinness Pro12 campaign.

Pirates bringing wheelchair rugby to Newport

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11:42am Friday 18th July 2014

THERE is the opportunity to experience one of the highlights of London 2012 when wheelchair rugby taster sessions are held in Newport this summer.

Justin Edinburgh pleased with creative County

Campaign Series: ENERGETIC DISPLAY: County trio Andy Sandell (left), Kevin Feely (centre) and Darren Jones (right) work hard to crowd out Weston forward Alec Fiddes

8:36am Thursday 17th July 2014

AN old footballing cliché rang true for Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh in midweek – 'at least we're getting in a position to miss'.

WESTON-SUPER-MARE 0 COUNTY 2

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9:41pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

SECOND-HALF goals from Aaron O’Connor and Christian Jolley ensured Newport County maintained their perfect pre-season record at Weston-super-Mare.

PREMIERSHIP FIXTURES: Ebbw Vale host Drovers on return to top flight

Campaign Series: TRY SCORER: Ebbw Vale captain Damien Hudd touched down during the away win over Cardiff Met last weekend

6:00am Monday 14th July 2014

EBBW Vale will get the chance for revenge for a rare home defeat when they make their return to the Principality Premiership on September 13.

Regions hit out at WRU as negotiations stall

3:10pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE FOUR regions are preparing for life without a participation agreement with the Welsh Rugby Union after hitting out at the governing body to failing to convert constructive meetings into a fresh deal.

Hancock gunning for promotion after return to Pooler

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12:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

FLY-HALF Tom Hancock is aiming to help Pontypool return to the Principality Premiership after signing up for a third spell at the club.

Gareth Davies flattered after being tipped for WRU board

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

9:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies says he is flattered after being tipped by Cardiff Blues chairman chairman Peter Thomas as the “ideal man” to replace Gerald Davies on the board of the Welsh Rugby Union.

Dragons handed Galway opener in Guinness Pro12

Campaign Series: Newport Gwent Dragons versus Connacht
PINCERED Dragon Jack Dixon (4803850)

11:20am Thursday 10th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will open their season with a trip to Galway to take on Connacht in the Guinness Pro12.

Newport suffer Flanagan blow but swoop for sevens ace Cross

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9:33am Wednesday 9th July 2014

NEWPORT have suffered mixed fortunes in the transfer market – Dai Flanagan's move to Rodney Parade has collapsed but the Black and Ambers have snapped up Wales Sevens ace Sam Cross.

Former Dragons going for glory in Glasgow

Campaign Series: SAME AGAIN: Jevon Groves, try scorer last week against Zebre, starts at lock

11:01am Friday 4th July 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons players Jevon Groves and Will Harries have been named in the Wales Sevens squad for the Commonwealth Games.

Darren Waters: I leave the Dragons with a heavy heart after overwhelming support

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Newport Gwent Dragons v Edinburgh
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9:02am Friday 27th June 2014

FLANKER Darren Waters admits it was hard to say goodbye to Newport Gwent Dragons after all that the region has done for him but the chance to test himself in the Aviva Premiership with London Welsh was too good to pass up.

Darren Waters leaves Dragons for London Welsh

Campaign Series: IMPRESSIVE: Darren Waters is putting the heat on skipper Lewis Evans

1:22pm Thursday 26th June 2014

FLANKER Darren Waters has left Newport Gwent Dragons to join London Welsh’s battle for Aviva Premiership survival.

Andy Powell: I'll prove the doubters wrong by being a Dragons hit

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9:16am Tuesday 24th June 2014

ANDY Powell is looking forward to serving up humble pie to the doubters who believe the powerhouse number eight has headed to Newport Gwent Dragons for a last hurrah.

Despair at the death for Wales

Campaign Series: Despair at the death for Wales

4:06pm Saturday 21st June 2014

WALES suffered heartbreak in their bid for a historic first win on South African soil after a last-gasp penalty try in Nelspruit.

South Africa 38 Wales 16

Campaign Series: South Africa 38 Wales 16

5:52pm Saturday 14th June 2014

WALES suffered a demoralising 38-16 hammering in Durban after being comprehensively outplayed by a bigger and sharper South Africa.

Wales U20s call-ups for Dragons pair

12:39pm Saturday 14th June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons flanker Scott Matthews and lock Scott Andrews have been brought into the Wales Under-20s' line-up for their Junior World Championship rematch with France tomorrow morning (kick-off 6.35am).

Andy Powell isn't just here for a last hurrah - Dragons coach Kingsley Jones

Campaign Series: CARRYING HARD: Andy Powell has changed codes to play for Wigan

9:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

HEAD coach Kingsley Jones doesn't expect new recruit Andy Powell to be a one-season wonder at Newport Gwent Dragons.

Scots withdraw from British and Irish Cup

5:15pm Friday 13th June 2014

SCOTTISH clubs have pulled out of next season’s British and Irish Cup.

Dragons set to host Saints in Ebbw Vale

Campaign Series: Newport Gwent Dragons v Northampton Saints in LV Cup. Pictured is No 8 Netani Talei during a double tackle by the Saints defence. (3639438)

8:02am Friday 13th June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are set to play English champions Northampton in Ebbw Vale because of Barack Obama and his fellow world leaders.

WALES TEAM: Shingler gets the nod at seven

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Wales v New Zealand All Blacks
Aaron Shingler is tackled by Aaron Cruden (6793912)

11:05am Thursday 12th June 2014

AARON Shingler has got the nod to deputise for Sam Warburton and Justin Tipuric when Wales take on South Africa in Durban on Saturday.

Dragons tempt Huw Bevan away from England cricket

11:01am Wednesday 11th June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have appointed Huw Bevan as their high performance manager and believe the England cricket team’s strength and conditioning coach is the perfect man to make the most of their new state-of-the-art training base.

Dragons sign former Wales and Lions powerhouse Andy Powell

Campaign Series: DRAGONS SIGNING: Andy Powell

8:02am Wednesday 11th June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are bringing Andy Powell back to Rodney Parade after signing the former Wales and Lions back row forward on a one-year deal.

Kingsley Jones relishing Dragons' Paris date

Campaign Series: Kingsley Jones relishing Dragons' Paris date

5:09pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

HEAD coach Kingsley Jones is relishing the chance for Newport Gwent Dragons to test themselves in a pressure cooker Parisian atmosphere next season.

Kingsley Jones pens long-term Dragons deal

Campaign Series: Dragons urged to bounce back after Bordeaux misery

8:02am Tuesday 10th June 2014

KINGSLEY Jones has committed his future to Newport Gwent Dragons by penning a new long-term deal with the region and has been given the title of head coach.

Wales U20s stun France

Campaign Series: Wales U20s stun France

6:41am Tuesday 10th June 2014

WALES Under-20s face a swift reunion with France in the Junior World Championships after denying the Grand Slam winners a place in the semi-finals.

Two changes for Wales U20s

10:02am Monday 9th June 2014

BOSS Byron Hayward has made a pair of changes behind the scrum as Wales Under-20s look for a spark in their final Junior World Championship pool game against France.

Wales U20s set miss out on semis after defeat to Ireland

Campaign Series: TRY SCORER: Dragons wing Tyler Morgan crossed for a try but Wales U20s were downed by their Irish counterparts

8:23am Friday 6th June 2014

WALES Under-20s’ hopes of making the Junior World Championship semi-finals are hanging by a thread after they were beaten 35-21 by Ireland.

Head coach Mike Hook leaves Pooler for Bridgend

Campaign Series: MM 27.3.10 PONTYPOOL MIKE HOOK (3508373)

11:16pm Thursday 5th June 2014

HEAD coach Hook has left Pontypool to take charge of the backs at Premiership outfit Bridgend.

Elliot Dee brought in for Wales U20s' crunch Ireland encounter

Campaign Series: ‘NOTHING TO LOSE’: Newport Gwent Dragons hooker Elliot Dee

9:13am Thursday 5th June 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons hooker Elliot Dee comes into the Wales Under-20s side for their must-win clash with Ireland at the Junior World Championship tomorrow morning (kick-off 6.35am).

Former Dragons back Adam Hughes earns Exeter deal

Campaign Series: BIG THREAT: Dragons centre Adam Hughes on the attack in last month’s win against Edinburgh at Rodney Parade

8:51am Thursday 5th June 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons wing/centre Adam Hughes has penned a deal with Aviva Premiership outfit Exeter.

Wales U20s off to a winning start at JWC

Campaign Series: PACE AND POWER: Newport Gwent Dragons centre/wing Tyler Morgan on the run

7:40am Monday 2nd June 2014

WALES Under-20s got their Junior World Championship campaign off to a flying start by overpowering their Fijian counterparts 48-19 in Pukekohe.

Hayward calls on the big guns for Wales U20 opener

Campaign Series: Newport Gwent Dragons versus Connacht
POWER RUN Dragon Jack Dixon (4803815)

12:25pm Sunday 1st June 2014

WALES Under-20s head coach Byron Hayward has chosen seven Newport Gwent Dragons young guns in his XV for the Junior World Championship opener against Fiji, declaring it as his "strongest team".

Faletau the only Dragon bound for South Africa

Campaign Series: Toby Faletau beats Frans Malherbe (2397173)

10:45pm Friday 30th May 2014

TAULUPE Faletau is the sole Newport Gwent Dragons representative in the Wales squad for the tour of South Africa.

Robin McBryde: Andrew Coombs can thrive as Wales' Mr Versatile

Campaign Series: READY FOR JAPAN: Dragons and Wales lock Andrew Coombs

9:02am Thursday 29th May 2014

ANDREW Coombs has been challenged to become a rival to Ryan Jones for the role as Wales' Mr Versatile.

Dragons flanker Lewis Evans making late charge for South Africa

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9:06am Wednesday 28th May 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons flanker Lewis Evans has jetted back to Wales for a golden opportunity to earn a place on a plane to South Africa.

Injury denies Dragons wing Tom Prydie the chance to impress

Campaign Series: Friends turn foes as Dragons wing Tom Prydie relishes clash with Ospreys ace Eli Walker

3:19pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons wing Tom Prydie does not feature in the Wales trial on Friday evening because of injury but he could yet tour South Africa.

Teams for trial game: Dragons flanker Lewis Evans given Wales call-up

Campaign Series: Lewis Evans can make Wales breakthrough, says Dragons boss Lyn Jones

12:05pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons back row forward Lewis Evans has being given a late call-up for the Wales trial game.

Glammy snap up West Indies ace Sammy

Campaign Series: File photo dated 11/06/2013 of West Indies' Darren Sammy. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday March 7, 2014. Darren Sammy's team will be heading back east with plenty of big hitters including the captain, fit-again pair Chris Gayle and Mar

11:06am Tuesday 27th May 2014

GLAMORGAN have signed big-hitting West Indies ace all-rounder Darren Sammy for the NatWest T20 Blast, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons wing Tom Prydie desperate to grasp his Wales chance

Campaign Series: Scarlets v Dragons. Tom Prydie gets his second try of the game. (5904131)

11:50am Monday 26th May 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons wing Tom Prydie is aiming to profit from teammate Hallam Amos' injury by securing a place on Wales' tour to South African.

Toulon retain Euro crown at Millennium Stadium

Campaign Series: Toulon retain Euro crown at Millennium Stadium

7:01pm Saturday 24th May 2014

Toulon 23 Saracens 6 at the Millennium Stadium

Northampton triumph in Cardiff final

Campaign Series: Northampton triumph in Cardiff final

9:56pm Friday 23rd May 2014

NORTHAMPTON emerged victorious from the last Amlin Challenge Cup final after putting the boot into Bath with a second half comeback at Cardiff Arms Park.

World Cup aim for Hallam Amos after South Africa KO

Campaign Series: Wales Hallam Amos is tackled by Tonga's Siale Piutau during the Dove Men Series match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday November 22, 2013. See PA Story RUGBYU Wales. Photo credit should read: David Davie

9:02am Thursday 22nd May 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons full-back/wing Hallam Amos is targeting the World Cup after injury forced him to pull out of Wales' tour to South Africa.

Hallam Amos ruled out of Wales' tour to South Africa

Campaign Series: Wales Hallam Amos evades the tackle of Tonga's Will Helu during the Dove Men Series match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday November 22, 2013. See PA Story RUGBYU Wales. Photo credit should read: David D

7:42pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons full-back/wing Hallam Amos has been ruled out of Wales’ tour to South Africa because of a shoulder injury.

Dragons excited by Ystrad Mynach training upgrade

Campaign Series: Caerphilly County Borough Centre for Sporting Excellence was officially opened by specially invited guests.  Pictured is Dragons player Andrew Coombs trying out the new weights room with Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland looking on. (6430292)

4:06pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

CHIEF executive Gareth Davies says Newport Gwent Dragons have “no excuses” now that they have state-of-the-art training facilities at their disposal.

Regions 'staggered' at lack of progress on fresh WRU deal as clock ticks on current agreement

9:01am Wednesday 21st May 2014

REGIONAL Rugby Wales chief executive Mark Davies says he is "staggered" that there is still no sign of a deal being struck with the Welsh Rugby Union over a fresh participation agreement.

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