Coleman won't say yes or no on potential Ched Evans return

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4:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WALES boss Chris Coleman is making no assurances on the international future of Ched Evans.

Coleman won't quibble wherever Andorra game is staged/Dibble

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4:13pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WALES manager Chris Coleman admits life’s a pitch for an international manager and ideally he doesn’t want his side to have to play on an artificial surface in Andorra, writes Michael Pearlman.

Bale and Ramsey named in Wales' squad for Andorra qualifier

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2:39pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WALES boss Chris Coleman has named Real Madrid's Gareth Bale and Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey in his squad for the opening Euro 2016 qualifer in Andorra.

Former Wales pair give Pooler a helping hand

Campaign Series: ADVICE: Phil Davies passes on tips to Pontypool

12:05pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

PONTYPOOL have been given a helping hand in preparations for the coming Swalec Championship season by former Wales internationals Phil Davies and Ceri Jones.

Lyn Jones: Dragons pack face litmus test against powerful Saints

Campaign Series: POWERFUL: Former Wales lock Ian Gough is among the signings that will strengthen the Dragons' pack

9:34am Wednesday 27th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones says Friday's clash with Northampton will provide an early indication of whether they have the required grunt up front this season.

Regions ready for the off after a summer of discontent

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7:42am Wednesday 27th August 2014

GOOD things come to those who wait and there will certainly be plenty of relief when the Guinness Pro12 gets under way next weekend.

Adam Jones should be at the Dragons, says Wales forwards coach

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10:02pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

WALES star Adam Jones should have signed for Newport Gwent Dragons, says national forwards coach Robin McBryde.

Lee Byrne attends PR012 London season launch

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12:26pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE Guinness PRO12 was launched at the Diageo headquarters in Park Royal, London, today with all 12 clubs’ captains and coaches in attendance.

Dragons suffer Netani Talei injury blow

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9:36am Tuesday 26th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have been handed a pre-season injury blow with back row forward Netani Talei set to be sidelined until the New Year because of a foot injury.

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.

Dates set for Rodney Parade beer festival

11:45am Monday 25th August 2014

THE Friends of Newport Rugby Trust will be holding their annual beer festival at Rodney Parade on September 19 and 20.

No joy for Gwent quartet in National 7s

7:24pm Sunday 24th August 2014

GWENT failed to impress once again the Foster’s National 7s with all four Principality Premiership teams getting an early opportunity to sample the sponsor’s product at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.

Lydney 0 Dragons 36

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6:09pm Sunday 24th August 2014

THE SIZE of the victory was comfortable but Newport Gwent Dragons didn’t have thing all their own way when beating Lydney 36-0 in a pre-season friendly.

Prop David Young: Championship battles will help me scrum strongly for Dragons

10:02am Saturday 23rd August 2014

TIGHTHEAD David Young believes a season in the brutal, attritional English Championship will help him play his part in fostering a scrummaging culture at Newport Gwent Dragons, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons unveil new kit

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9:43am Saturday 23rd August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have unveiled their new home kit for the coming season.

Lewis Evans to skipper youthful Dragons side at Lydney

Campaign Series: Chance for more Dragons to impress against Falcons

8:02am Saturday 23rd August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will be captained by back row forward Lewis Evans in tomorrow’s pre-season friendly against Lydney (kick-off 3pm), writes Chris Kirwan.

Steve Jones excited by fresh start after Dragons departure

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3:42pm Friday 22nd August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons legend Steve Jones is excited about the next chapter of his rugby career after landing a job at Gower College Swansea.

We were afraid of England, says Wales' women's boss

Campaign Series: DEFEAT: Sarah Wiltshire goes for goal against England

11:17am Friday 22nd August 2014

WALES’ women’s football manager Jarmo Matikainen admitted his players were afraid of star-studded England on Thursday night, writes Andrew Penman.

Dragons prospect Scott Andrews on the up thanks to his second row mentors

Campaign Series: YOUNG LOCK: Newport Gwent Dragons prospect Scott Andrews

9:34am Friday 22nd August 2014

LOCK Scott Andrews is looking to show the fruits of his labour on the training paddock when he lines up for Newport Gwent Dragons against Lydney on Sunday.

Women's World Cup qualifier: Wales 0 England 4

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8:55pm Thursday 21st August 2014

ENGLAND’S women sealed their place at next year’s World Cup thanks to a comprehensive victory at the Cardiff City Stadium that leaves Wales’ qualification hopes in the balance.

Welsh women ready to take on old enemy England

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12:50pm Thursday 21st August 2014

WALES’ women’s football manager Jarmo Matikainen has warned his players not to get carried away with playing rivals England tonight, writes Andrew Penman.

Aled Brew ready to go on the run for the Dragons after Biarritz frustration

Campaign Series: STRONG RUNNER: Aled Brew goes on the charge for the Dragons against Leinster in 2012

8:50am Thursday 21st August 2014

WING Aled Brew is relishing the chance to go on the charge again for Newport Gwent Dragons after two seasons of being starved of the ball in the south of France.

New recruit Lloyd Fairbrother learning fast and eyeing Dragons starting spot

Campaign Series: IN SUPPORT: Lloyd Fairbrother on his first Dragons outing against Bristol

10:05am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TIGHTHEAD Lloyd Fairbrother is enjoying learning about the dark arts of scrummaging from fellow new recruit Boris Stankovich and has set his sights on a spot alongside him in the Newport Gwent Dragons front row.

Dragons on the hunt for another fly-half

Campaign Series: MAIN MAN: Jason Tovey is the Dragons' only senior fly-half

9:05am Wednesday 20th August 2014

HEAD coach Kingsley Jones says Newport Gwent Dragons are on the lookout for a new fly-half – but they won't make a panic buy.

Wales U18s overpowered by South Africa

11:41am Wednesday 20th August 2014

WALES Under-18s team manager Kevin George insists his young charges gained a huge amount from playing their powerful South African counterparts.

Adam Jones excited by fresh challenge in Cardiff

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4:41pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

WALES prop Adam Jones says he is relishing a new challenge after rejecting a contract offer from the Ospreys to sign for Cardiff Blues.

Byron Hayward: Future bright for Dragons U18s after English double

2:37pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

BYRON Hayward believes Newport Gwent Dragons' under-18s have shown they have the talent to become Welsh champions after recording a terrific English double, writes Chris Kirwan.

Nelson Cavaliers match reports

Campaign Series: GOAL: Lewis Roberts scores against Llanbradach

1:17pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

NELSON Cavaliers football sides have been back in action with the start of the new season

Time is right for a female coach, says Wales' women's boss

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11:46am Tuesday 19th August 2014

WALES’ women’s football manager Jarmo Matikainen says it could be time for a female coach to succeed him – after he’s guided the side to next year’s World Cup, writes Andrew Penman.

Dragons aim to heed referee Hennessy's warnings

Campaign Series: ON THE CHARGE: Dragons blindside flanker Andrew Coombs carries hard against Bristol

9:04am Tuesday 19th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are hoping to help stay on the right side of the law with some help from a Welsh whistler.

NHSOB looking to profit from WRU scheme again

8:20am Tuesday 19th August 2014

NEWPORT High School Old Boys are looking to once again benefit from the Welsh Rugby Union’s Participation Points scheme.

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.

Mixed friendly fortunes for Gwent Premiership sides

11:22am Monday 18th August 2014

NEWPORT and Ebbw Vale suffered pre-season defeats but Bedwas enjoyed an away success as the Gwent sides continue preparations for their crunch British and Irish Cup qualifiers, writes Chris Kirwan.

Bristol 19 Newport Gwent Dragons 34

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4:50pm Sunday 17th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons enjoyed victory in their first hit-out of 2014/15 after running four tries past Bristol in a 34-19 success at Clifton.

Kingsley Jones: Valuable Bristol hit-out will expose Dragons' flaws

10:26am Saturday 16th August 2014

HEAD coach Kingsley Jones hopes Newport Gwent Dragons will reap the rewards of a more packed pre-season schedule, writes Chris Kirwan.

Rynard Landman aiming to provide the Dragons with plenty of grunt up front

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9:47am Saturday 16th August 2014

THE MANTRA of a South African lock is a simple one – smash rucks, carry hard.

Newport set for Ealing tester

9:18am Saturday 16th August 2014

NEWPORT will come up against plenty of familiar faces when they make their first visit to Ealing Trailfinders this afternoon.

Titans and Saint gunning for a Newport double at finals day

9:17am Saturday 16th August 2014

NEWPORT Titans hope to lift the Shield for the third time when they take on Valley Cougars at South Wales Conference finals day tomorrow afternoon.

New Dragons recruit Lee Byrne can't wait for his bow against Bristol

Campaign Series: NEW START: Lee Byrne will play for Newport Gwent Dragons for the first time on Sunday following his summer move from Clermont Auvergne

9:06am Friday 15th August 2014

LEE Byrne could have been starting another Top 14 campaign this weekend but instead the former Wales full-back is relishing the chance to lead Newport Gwent Dragons into action against Bristol.

Tony Pulis parts company with Crystal Palace

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8:43pm Thursday 14th August 2014

NEWPORT'S Tony Pulis has left his post as Crystal Palace manager by mutual consent tonight - just 48 hours before the start of the Premier League season.

Lee Byrne: Paris the dream Euro opener for Dragons

Campaign Series: EXPERIENCE: Dragons captain Lee Byrne in action for Wales

5:25pm Thursday 14th August 2014

CAPTAIN Lee Byrne believes Newport Gwent Dragons have been handed the perfect start to their European Rugby Challenge Cup campaign with a Saturday night challenge in Paris, writes Chris Kirwan.

Gunter wants fast start from Wales but won't put all the pressure on star duo

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3:11pm Thursday 14th August 2014

NEWPORT’S Chris Gunter admits Wales must make a fast start in their bid to reach Euro 2016, but he doesn’t want all the pressure to be on Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey.

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

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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.

Byron Hayward lands Scarlets job

12:15pm Thursday 14th August 2014

BYRON Hayward is leaving his role with the Newport Gwent Dragons academy to become defence coach at the Scarlets.

Wales' women inspired by Bargoed boxing hero Lauren Price

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11:03am Thursday 14th August 2014

THE Welsh women’s football team will take inspiration from Commonwealth Games boxing hero Lauren Price when they aim to land a knockout blow on England next week.

Dragons forward James Thomas hopes to profit from 'head start'

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9:04am Thursday 14th August 2014

BACK-FIVE forward James Thomas hopes to reap the rewards of chasing down some serious pace merchants now that Newport Gwent Dragons are fully-focused on 15-a-side rugby.

Bristol excited by Dragons hit-out

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7:21am Thursday 14th August 2014

BRISTOL expect Newport Gwent Dragons to provide perfect preparation for a crunch Championship opener, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons boss Gareth Davies: I want to spearhead change at the WRU

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11:58am Wednesday 13th August 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies has stressed his bid for a spot on the board of the Welsh Rugby Union is not a land grab by the regions.

Dragons speedster Matthew Pewtner hopes to benefit from sevens blast

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

9:33am Wednesday 13th August 2014

WING Matthew Pewtner hopes that the Premiership Rugby 7s can help him get a nose for the try line as Newport Gwent Dragons count down to the start of the Guinness Pro12.









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