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RISING STAR: Joe Cordina, left, represented Wales at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

St Joseph's star Joe Cordina strikes gold in Hungary

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Keys edge out Newport in Challenge Cup clash

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READY FOR ACTION: Dragons scrum-half Charlie Davies is excited by their encounter with Connacht after the agony of a last-gasp loss at Ulster

Scrum-half Davies: Dragons must channel Ulster pain for Connacht encounter

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IN GOOD FORM: Full-back Carl Meyer has been starring for the Dragons

Dragons' relief as charge against Meyer is thrown out

GOOD DISPLAY: Rhys Priestland did well off the bench for Wales in Dublin after Dan Biggar's injury blow

Springboks icon impressed with Priestland as Wales get Biggar boost

Wales: Biggar making excellent progress from ankle injury

Wales: Biggar making excellent progress from ankle injury

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EXPERIENCE: Pooler have plenty of experience in their ranks in the form of players like Sam Mills

Tonkin: Pooler will take time to appoint right man for back coach role

VERSATILE: Dragons ace Hallam Amos has played most of his senior rugby on the wing but can also play full-back or centre

Just like Gav, versatility will be a virtue for Wales ace Amos - Dragons boss Jones

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Dragons full-back Meyer cited for dangerous tackle

Dragons full-back Meyer cited for dangerous tackle

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ATTACK: Jamie Weetch pictured in 2008 after he was shot by an air gun

Pontywaun boxer bounces back from brutal assaults after move Down Under

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FLASHPOINT: Dragons lock Rynard Landman was red-carded after catching Jack Carty in the head last year. The Connacht fly-half won't return on Thursday because of a spleen injury

Water slide injury rules Connacht's Carty out of Dragons clash

CRACKING SCORE: Centre Adam Hughes scored a wonder try for Newport Gwent Dragons at Ulster

Classy try of the season contender shows Dragons can dazzle - lock Landman

HONOURS EVEN: Wales and Ireland shared the spoils in a tense Six Nations opener

Wales centre Jamie Roberts: We're kicking ourselves after gifting Ireland a draw

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Wales' Tom James (right) is tackled by Ireland's Keith Earls during the 2016 RBS Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

Ireland 16 Wales 16: Gatland's men forced to settle for share of spoils

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ON THE CHARGE: Wales wing George North tries to barge through the Ireland defence

Wales boss Gatland flat after Dublin draw

LIVE: Ireland v Wales - RBS 6 Nations

LIVE: Ireland v Wales - RBS 6 Nations

WAITING: Nathan Cleverly would love to take on Juergen Braehmer

Nathan Cleverly forced to wait for crack at Juergen Braehmer - again

COSTLY: Ben White's yellow card for a high tackle allowed Ulster to pile on the pressure against the 13-man Dragons

Three things we learned from Newport Gwent Dragons' loss at Ulster

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COMMITTED: Angus O'Brien tackles Jacob Stockdale in the Dragons' tenacious performance at Ulster

Jones: Dragons have set their standard with tenacious Ulster display - now repeat against Connacht

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Keys cup clash postponed

Swalec Cup fixtures washed out

WELCOME RETURN: Centre Jonathan Davies will add spark to the Wales back line after missing the World Cup through injury

BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Wales can get off to Six Nations flyer thanks to Ireland's wounded warriors

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Away wins needed on route to Principality Stadium

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Ulster 17 Dragons 15

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LIVE: Ulster v Newport Gwent Dragons

LIVE: Ulster v Newport Gwent Dragons

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INJURY BLOW: Sean O'Brien misses out with a hamstring injury

TEAM NEWS: Ireland's injury woes deepen - but Wales coach Howley expects that to fire up hosts

Howley: There's no better place for Wales to start Six Nations than Dublin

Howley: There's no better place for Wales to start Six Nations than Dublin

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Dragons must behave for Nigel Owens to stun Ulster in Belfast - Kingsley Jones

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Gwent teams bidding for Swalec Cup glory on the road

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WING WIZARD: Hallam Amos has shone for the Dragons and Wales out wide - but Warren Gatland sees his future at full-back

Wales boss Warren Gatland: I want Dragons speedster Hallam Amos to force his way in at 15

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Wales Women out to repeat shock win over champions Ireland

Angus O'Brien gets starting chance for Dragons at Ulster

Angus O'Brien gets starting chance for Dragons at Ulster

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STRONG RUNNER: Wales Under-20s back rower Harri Keddie has impressed with Ebbw Vale and the Dragons Premiership Select XV in the British and Irish Cup

Six Nations campaign can held young Dragons Keddie make the next step - Wales boss Strange

NO HOLDING BACK: Wales captain Sam Warburton will give it everything against Ireland on his return from injury

Wales captain Warburton ready to hit the ground running to burst Ireland's bubble

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Ryan Jones lands WRU job

FINE FORM: Wing Tom James has earned his Wales recall thanks to strong displays with Cardiff Blues, including a trying-scoring performance at Newport Gwent Dragons in December

Wales wing James: I had to grow up at Exeter to earn my international recall

ON THE CHARGE: Centre Adam Hughes, pictured in the clash with Ulster in Newport, is excited by the Dragons' clash in Belfast

Dragons centre Hughes relishing trip to raucous Ravenhill

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RECALLED: Tom James gets the nod out wide for Wales

Tom James selected ahead of Hallam Amos for Wales' Six Nations opener

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UNDER PRESSURE: Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies are competing with Cory Allen and Tyler Morgan for their spots

Up-and-coming Morgan keeping Wales midfield on their toes

HARD TO REPLACE: Ireland talisman Paul O'Connell has retired from the Test scene

Ireland will pack a punch even without O'Connell - Wales forwards coach McBryde

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Newport thump Ebbw in Challenge Cup clash

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IN CONTENTION: Dragons number eight Ed Jackson returned to training on Tuesday

Jackson back to boost Dragons back row for Ulster encounter

Liam Williams winning fitness race for Six Nations opener

Liam Williams winning fitness race for Six Nations opener

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Strange wants Wales youngster to go on the attack on plastic pitch in Dublin

RUNNING FREE: George North wants to get his hands on the ball in the Six Nations after a frustrating time with Northampton

North ready to go on the run with Wales

NEW SIGNING: Flanker Ben White in action for Cardiff Blues against the Dragons in 2007

Tough cookie White bolsters Dragons' back row

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DENIED: Dragons lock Rynard Landman was held up over the line at the death against Ulster in November

Dragons lock Landman hoping to make up for nightmare moment against Ulster

Dragons sign Exeter flanker Ben White on loan

Dragons sign Exeter flanker Ben White on loan

MAKING PROGRESS: Carl Meyer has been a firm fixture in the Dragons' back line

Full-back Meyer learning fast for Dragons - coach Jones

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Newport move Bedwas Challenge Cup clash to Ystrad Mynach

TRY TIME: Ashton Hewitt dashes over for the Dragons opening score

Kingsley's delight as Dragons bounce back

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