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.

Newbridge ring the changes ahead of Championship campaign

9:00am Friday 25th July 2014

RHYS Bowen and Kristian Owen have joined the Newbridge management team ahead of the Swalec Championship season, writes Chris Kirwan.

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.

Bale sees the strength of Spain

12:51pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Gareth Bale thinks the Premier League has lost its tag as the best in the world.

James Thomas reaps the rewards of listening to captain Coombs’ Premiership advice

Campaign Series: SECOND CHANCE: James Thomas, pictured captaining Wales Under-20s against England in 2010, is looking to grasp his opportunity at Newport Gwent Dragons

9:03am Thursday 24th July 2014

JAMES Thomas responded to a pep talk from Andrew Coombs when he was released by Newport Gwent Dragons in 2011 and now he sets about attempting to follow in the Wales lock's footsteps.

Opportunity knocks for Dragons' sevens aces

9:12am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SEVENS coach Nick Wakley has told his young guns not to waste a golden opportunity to impress the Newport Gwent Dragons management team this weekend.

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.

Fred Evans suffers Commonwealth Games KO

Campaign Series: SILVER MEDAL: Newport boxer Fred Evans on his way to victory over number one ranked Egidijus Kavaliauskas

4:17pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

OLYMPIC silver medallist Fred Evans has been forced out of the Commonwealth Games after having his accreditation refused.

Pooler to hold supporters evening

5:08pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PONTYPOOL will give an update on their bid to get the green light for promotion when they hold a supporters evening.

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.

Cleverly set for a return to Bellew's backyard

Campaign Series: Tony Bellew (right) has words with Nathan Cleverly after his WBO International cruiserweight title fight at the Echo Arena, Liverpool

2:52pm Monday 21st July 2014

NATHAN Cleverly’s bid to finally silence long-term rival Tony Bellew will see him once again enter the Lions’ Den, the Argus understands.

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.

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.

Torfaen Tigers looking to clinch top spot on intriguing final day

7:04am Saturday 19th July 2014

TORFAEN Tigers are attempting to clinch top spot in the South Wales Conference when they host Valley Cougars A on the final day of the regular season.

Jevon Groves: Commonwealth Games can be springboard for Wales' sevens stars

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9:37am Friday 18th July 2014

JEVON Groves hopes his young Wales sevens teammates will follow in the footsteps of international stars after impressing at the Commonwealth Games, writes Chris Kirwan.

Bedwas boss: New recruits are a perfect fit

7:11am Friday 18th July 2014

HEAD coach Steve Law believes his new Bridge Field recruits fit perfectly into the Bedwas blueprint, writes Chris Kirwan.

Swalec Championship fixtures: Blackwood host RGC on opening day

5:26pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

BLACKWOOD will open their Swalec Championship season by welcoming promotion hopefuls RGC 1404 to Glan-yr-Afon Park while Pontypool and Newbridge go on their travels.

Pooler set up pre-season encounter with Quins

11:31am Wednesday 16th July 2014

PONTYPOOL will prepare for the Swalec Championship season by hosting Principality Premiership title hopefuls Carmarthen Quins.

Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies: Regions aren't chasing 'victory', just a fair deal

Campaign Series: Newport Gwent Dragons Chief Executive Gareth Davies (1141818)

8:34am Wednesday 16th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies insists the regions have no desire to 'beat' the Welsh Rugby Union in the saga over a fresh participation agreement – all they want is a fair deal.

Nathan Cleverly vows to silence 'disrespectful' Tony Bellew

Campaign Series: GRUDGE: Nathan Cleverly, centre, listens to Tony Bellew's taunts at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, on Saturday

3:21pm Monday 14th July 2014

CEFN Fforest star Nathan Cleverly has vowed to silence Tony Bellew on the way to becoming a cruiserweight world champion.

Pooler strengthen pack with Jeune return

Campaign Series: Newport RFC v Carmarthen Quins Jamie Jeune bursts through  (2655149)

12:05pm Monday 14th July 2014

PONTYPOOL have bolstered their pack ahead of the coming Swalec Championship campaign by securing the return of experienced front row forward Jamie Jeune, writes Chris Kirwan.

Regions want WRU response by this afternoon

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6:37am Monday 14th July 2014

THE FOUR regions have told the Welsh Rugby Union that they want a response to their latest offer by 4pm today as the spat over a fresh participation agreement rumbles on, writes Chris Kirwan.

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.

Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew clash after wins in Liverpool

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12:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

CEFN Fforest ace Nathan Cleverly won his second fight at cruiserweight before a verbal sparring session with bitter rival Tony Bellew at ringside.

Newport's Craig Woodruff ready for big stage

Campaign Series: REMATCH: Craig Woodruff, left, is looking to avenge last year's defeat  to Mitchell Buckland, right

12:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

NEWPORT lightweight Craig Woodruff is relishing his chance to shine live on Sky Sports tonight when he takes on Olympic champion Luke Campbell, writes Andrew Penman.

Gary Buckland ready to prove the bookies wrong

Campaign Series: BATTLE: Gary Buckland, left, in action against Stephen Smith last year

11:34am Saturday 12th July 2014

ST JOSEPH’S star Gary Buckland says he’s happy to be the underdog as he takes on Richard Commey for the Commonwealth lightweight title tonight.

Cross Keys and Bedwas set to clash in Ystrad Mynach

8:06am Saturday 12th July 2014

CROSS Keys and Bedwas will prepare for the new season with a friendly encounter at Newport Gwent Dragons' new training base, writes Chris Kirwan.

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.

Robbie Turley's Welsh title bid ends in defeat

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11:44pm Friday 11th July 2014

CEFN Fforest fighter Robbie Turley failed in his bid to win the Welsh featherweight title in Merthyr as hometown hero Dai Davies repeated his triumph of five years ago.

I'll retire Nathan Cleverly, claims bitter rival Tony Bellew

Campaign Series: BIG HIT: Nathan Cleverly, right, beat Tony Bellew in 2011

12:59pm Friday 11th July 2014

TONY Bellew claims he will beat Julio Cesar Dos Santos at the Echo Arena in Liverpool tomorrow night and then concentrate on ending Nathan Cleverly's career.

English trio await Gwent side in BIC

12:30pm Friday 11th July 2014

GWENT'S representative in the British and Irish Cup will enjoy group stage trips on the motorway rather than racking up some air miles after being drawn with a trio of English opponents, writes Chris Kirwan.

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.

Ex-Dragon Wayne Evans seals Coventry move

Campaign Series: HAPPY RETURN: Scrum-half Wayne Evans will make his first start of the season on Sunday

4:36pm Thursday 10th July 2014

SCRUM-HALF Wayne Evans has signed for Coventry after leaving Newport Gwent Dragons, writes Chris Kirwan.

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 snap up hooker Will Evans

9:01am Thursday 10th July 2014

NEWPORT have bolstered their front row by signing hooker Will Evans from Moseley, writes Chris Kirwan.

Opportunity knocks at Premiership 7s for Griffiths and young Dragons

Campaign Series: Newport RFC v Pontypridd RFC.  Pictured is Newport player No 7 Oliver Griffiths breaking out of his own half. (5594967)

8:22am Thursday 10th July 2014

OPENSIDE Ollie Griffiths hopes to take a first step towards emulating a pair of Newport Gwent Dragons friends and rivals by catching the eye for the region in the Premiership Rugby 7s.

Dragons still waiting over move for prop Brok Harris

7:03am Thursday 10th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are still waiting on a date for their hearing to try and get their move for prop Brok Harris rubber-stamped, writes Chris Kirwan.

I'll give Bellew a proper beating next time, blasts Nathan Cleverly

Campaign Series: MASTER BLASTER: Nathan Cleverly (left) in action with Robin Krasniqi during the WBO World Light-Heavyweight Championship title fight at Wembley Arena, London.

11:33am Wednesday 9th July 2014

CEFN Fforest boxing star Nathan Cleverly knows that beating Alejandro Valori on Saturday night will lead to a massive British grudge rematch with Tony Bellew – and he’s certain he’ll beat his bitter Liverpool foe again.

Gary Buckland ready to be a Commey basher

Campaign Series: Gavin Rees (right) in action against Gary Buckland in their WBC International super middleweight title fight at the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 17, 2014. See PA story BOXING Cardiff. Photo credit should r

10:31am Wednesday 9th July 2014

ST JOSEPH’S star Gary Buckland believes his experience can put an end to Richard Commey’s perfect record when the pair clash for the Commonwealth lightweight title on Saturday night.

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.

Nick Wakley at the helm for Dragons' sevens bid

Campaign Series: BOSS: Nick Wakley, who played for Pontypool, Ebbw Vale and Newport, will be in charge for Newport Gwent Dragons at the Premiership 7s

9:03am Wednesday 9th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have turned to sevens specialist coach Nick Wakley to take charge of their challenge in the Premiership Rugby 7s, writes Chris Kirwan.

Will Harries feeling sharp thanks to sevens return

Campaign Series: Newport Gwent Dragons versus Connacht
SURGE Dragon Will Harries (4803910)

9:03am Tuesday 8th July 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons winger Will Harries says he is sharper than ever thanks to his return to sevens.

Tigers keep up title push

Campaign Series: TRY TIME: Mike Edwards crashes over

10:23am Tuesday 8th July 2014

TORFAEN Tigers continued their winning run in the Welsh Conference South with a scrappy 36-14 win over Cardiff Spartans.

Jones heads back to Ebbw

11:28am Monday 7th July 2014

EBBW Vale have continued to strengthen their squad ahead of their Principality Premiership return by securing the return of centre Adam Jones, writes Chris Kirwan.

Jevon Groves eyeing Rio Olympics after sevens return

8:11am Monday 7th July 2014

JEVON Groves has admitted the dream of representing Great Britain at the Rio Olympics was a big factor in leaving Newport Gwent Dragons to return to playing sevens.

Wales can be golden boys in Glasgow - Sevens boss Gareth Williams

Campaign Series: Will Harries is tackled by Adam Jones and Ryan Jones (5574329)

8:49am Saturday 5th July 2014

WALES Sevens boss Gareth Williams is backing his team to mix it with the big boys in their bid to be on the podium at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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.

Every fight is like a world title fight now, says Nathan Cleverly

Campaign Series: DEFEAT: Nathan Cleverly can't afford a repeat of last year's loss to Sergey Kovalev

9:53am Friday 4th July 2014

FORMER world champion Nathan Cleverly says every fight is like a world title contest for him now – and he knows another defeat could end his hopes of a return to the top of the sport.

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