Dragons hit by Wardle injury blow

Campaign Series: Dragons centre Ross Wardle a key figure on his return to the Rec

6:56pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons' top try scorer Ross Wardle is out of the RaboDirect Pro12 run-in after suffering knee ligament damage in the heavy loss to Treviso.

Dragons exit for Pumas prop Chaparro

Campaign Series: Keys coach Woods lauds Dragons link-up

9:02am Tuesday 15th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have released Argentinean tighthead prop Francisco Chaparro, writes Chris Kirwan.

Gold for Joe of St Joes in Finland but Sean McGoldrick beaten

Campaign Series: BEATEN: Newport's Sean McGoldrick suffered a setback with defeat in Finland this weekend

12:29pm Monday 14th April 2014

ST JOSEPH’S star Joe Cordina claimed another gold medal over the weekend, just days before the Welsh boxing team is announced for this summer’s Commonwealth Games.

Cross Keys through to Swalec Cup final – Cross Keys 29 Llandovery 27 Swalec Cup semi-final

8:25pm Saturday 12th April 2014

THERE will be a rematch of the 2012 Swalec Cup final after Cross Keys and Pontypridd overcame Llandovery and Aberavon respectively to set up a mouth-watering showdown at the Millennium Stadium next month.

Treviso 45 Dragons 27

8:06pm Saturday 12th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons’ nightmare 2014 continues after they were given a 45-27 hammering by Treviso in the RaboDirect Pro12.

Dragons need to stand firm against Treviso's brutal tight five

Campaign Series: Phil Price scores a try (1188633)

9:07am Saturday 12th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons don’t need a spy in the Treviso camp to work out what approach the hosts will adopt in today’s RaboDirect Pro12 encounter (kick-off 6pm), writes Chris Kirwan.

Fired-up Keys chasing return to the Millennium Stadium

8:39am Saturday 12th April 2014

LEON Andrews has already experienced Swalec Cup heartbreak at the hands of Llandovery and the Cross Keys captain doesn't want a repeat this afternoon, writes Chris Kirwan.

Relegation-threatened Blackwood desperate for derby spoils

8:29am Saturday 12th April 2014

BLACKWOOD desperately need to earn Gwent derby bragging rights when they make the short trip to Newbridge in the Championship this afternoon, writes Chris Kirwan.

Peace in Europe but no deal imminent between WRU and regions

2:43pm Friday 11th April 2014

REGIONAL Rugby Wales have expressed their delight at peace deal over Europe – but have stressed the job is only "half done".

Lewis Evans skippers Dragons in Andrew Coombs' absence

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

12:13pm Friday 11th April 2014

FLANKER Lewis Evans will captain Newport Gwent Dragons against Treviso in the RaboDirect Pro12 tomorrow after Andrew Coombs was ruled out because of a mild knee strain.

Champions Ebbw want to become 'invincibles'

Campaign Series: Ebbw Vale versus Beddau
LOOKING FOR AGAP Ebbw Vale's Matthew Williams, (with ball) (5170516)

10:30am Friday 11th April 2014

EBBW Vale won't want to endure the same fate as Leicester City after securing the Championship title, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons snap up South African lock Ligtoring Landman

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have bolstered their tight five by signing South African second row Rynard 'Ligtoring' Landman.

Keys hope semi-final experience can secure Millennium Stadium return

Campaign Series: Dan Hodge is caught in the  Cross Keys v  Llandovery match at Pandy Park. (1264939)

10:00am Friday 11th April 2014

CROSS Keys head coach Greg Woods has called on his 'go-to players' to deliver a return to the Millennium Stadium by beating Llandovery in the semi-finals of the Swalec Cup, writes Chris Kirwan.

Matthew Screech hoping for double success story

9:32am Friday 11th April 2014

MATTHEW Screech has already exceeded his expectations this season and hopes to help Newport Gwent Dragons do likewise by finishing the RaboDirect Pro12 in style.

Euro peace deal announced

6:48pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THE two-year disagreement over the future of European club rugby has been resolved after an agreement over a new tournament structure was signed.

Gavin Henson delighted to extend Bath time

Campaign Series: STAYING PUT: Former Wales star Gavin Henson will remain at Bath

2:56pm Thursday 10th April 2014

FORMER Wales international Gavin Henson has agreed a one-year extension to his contract with Aviva Premiership club Bath after rejecting an approach from Newport Gwent Dragons.

World title eliminator for St Joseph's star Lee Selby

Campaign Series: BIG CHANCE: St Joseph's boxer Lee Selby has a world title eliminator next month

12:32pm Thursday 10th April 2014

ST JOSEPH'S star Lee Selby will face Romulu Koasicha in an official eliminator for the WBC world featherweight title in Cardiff on May 17.

Ross Wardle wants to be a man in the middle for Dragons

9:07am Thursday 10th April 2014

ROSS Wardle is hoping that he can return to being centre of attention in Newport Gwent Dragons' RaboDirect Pro12 run-in, writes Chris Kirwan.

Lyn Jones: Rivals have wised up to Dragons

Campaign Series: Lyn Jones and Kingsley Jones (1200966)

8:46am Thursday 10th April 2014

BOSS Lyn Jones admits Newport Gwent Dragons have struggled to cope without the element of surprise after enduring a horror 2014 in the RaboDirect Pro12.

Wales' women fight back to prove a point

10:54am Thursday 10th April 2014

WALES’ women remain second in World Cup qualifying group six after coming from behind to earn a point against third-placed Ukraine at Parc-y-Scarlets.

Just a few tickets left for Newport RFC's Hall of Fame dinner

4:20pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THERE are just a few tickets left for Newport RFC’s Hall of Fame annual dinner which is being held at Rodney Parade next week to honour great figures from the club’s glorious history, writes Iwan Gabe Davies.

Captain Coombs confident Dragons can avoid Blues blow

Campaign Series: Andrew Coombs returns to back row for Dragons' European finale

9:08am Wednesday 9th April 2014

CAPTAIN Andrew Coombs admits it would be a crushing blow if Newport Gwent Dragons were overhauled by Cardiff Blues but is confident that the Rodney Parade region can rally for the RaboDirect Pro12 run-in.

Kris Burton set to be handed rare Dragons chance against old side

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Kristopher Burton kicks for territory as the Ospreys put pressure on the Dragons. (1786281)

8:34am Wednesday 9th April 2014

OUT of favour fly-half Kris Burton looks set to get the chance to put the boot into his old side when Newport Gwent Dragons travel to Treviso this weekend, writes Chris Kirwan.

London 2012 stars can box for Wales in Glasgow

Campaign Series: Wales' Fred Evans during the Team GB Media Day at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 24, 2013. Fred Evans is the first to admit his career has not gone entirely to plan since a series of

4:50pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

LONDON 2012 stars Fred Evans and Andrew Selby will be available to represent Wales at this summer's Commonwealth Games, writes Andrew Penman.

Henson saga nearing its end - Dragons boss Lyn Jones

Campaign Series: Bath's Gavin Henson is tackled by Brive's Andrew Mailei during the Amlin Challenge Cup Quarter Final match at The Recreation Ground, Bath. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 6, 2014. See PA story RUGBYU Bath. Photo credit should r

4:05pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE tiresome saga of Gavin Henson heading to Newport Gwent Dragons from Bath is nearing its end, according to director of rugby Lyn Jones.

Gwent star Ashley Brace set to box for Wales at Glasgow 2014

Campaign Series: TOP TEAM: Ashley Brace, second from right, with her Welsh vest and Elite Championships trophy alongside Torfaen Warriors coach Simon Weaver, fellow Torfaen fighter Becky Price and former national coach Tony Williams

11:26am Tuesday 8th April 2014

EBBW Vale’s Ashley Brace will be among the first women boxers to represent Wales at the Commonwealth Games after she got the nod from selectors, writes Andrew Penman.

Pat Leach: Dragons must not allow pack's graft to go to waste

Campaign Series: Pat Leach beats Billy Holland (2777331)

8:31am Tuesday 8th April 2014

CENTRE Pat Leach hopes that Newport Gwent Dragons will reward the efforts of their improving pack by being more cut-throat against Treviso on Saturday.

AC Pontytmister 0 Blaenavon Blues 5

2:06pm Monday 7th April 2014

BLUES manager Ryan Durham, without first choice mid fielders Mike Waite, Jamie Brankley and Marc Browning, gave a rare opportunity to second teamer Terry Jones who did not let his manager down and had a sound game in the centre of midfield.

Cross Keys 3 Carmarthen Quins 7

12:27pm Sunday 6th April 2014

CROSS Keys’ director of rugby Jonathan Westwood believes his side are still in the hunt for the Principality Premiership play-offs but admits his side have probably let the prospect of home advantage slip in their quest for a top three finish.

Steelmen secure return to Premiership

6:09pm Saturday 5th April 2014

EBBW Vale have secured their return to the Premiership after beating Beddau 50-7 to win the Championship title.

Cross Keys fired up for playoffs shootout

Campaign Series: Crosskeys v Bridgend - Steffan Jones powers forwards (1824529)

8:32am Saturday 5th April 2014

IF Cross Keys can send Carmarthen Quins packing this afternoon then the Pandy Park outfit will not only fancy their chances of earning a place in the Premiership playoffs but they will be eyeing a home semi-final.

Steelmen look to earn promotion party

8:08am Saturday 5th April 2014

EBBW Vale will be presented with the Championship trophy if they beat Beddau at Eugene Cross Park this afternoon (kick-off 2.30pm), writes Chris Kirwan.

No favours for Bluebirds from Eagles boss Tony Pulis

Campaign Series: KEPT LICENCE: Football manager Tony Pulis

3:12pm Friday 4th April 2014

NEWPORT'S Tony Pulis has fond memories of watching Cardiff City as a child but will not go easy on the Bluebirds when he brings his Crystal Palace side to Wales tomorrow.

Dragons boss Lyn Jones: Nobody to blame but ourselves for Edinburgh defeat

Campaign Series: Newport Gwent Dragons v Edinburgh - Rodney Parade. Lewis Evans is tackled. (5106611)

1:34pm Friday 4th April 2014

DIRECTOR of rugby Lyn Jones said Newport Gwent Dragons were the architects of their own downfall after their wastefulness ensured their alarming slide in the RaboDirect Pro12 continued.

Playoff berth the prize for high-flying Keys against Quins

10:08am Friday 4th April 2014

CROSS Keys will make it a perfect week if they beat Carmarthen Quins to climb into the Premiership playoff spots tomorrow afternoon, writes Chris Kirwan.

Newport flanker snapped up by Sydney club

Campaign Series: Newport flanker snapped up by Sydney club

10:02am Friday 4th April 2014

NEWPORT flanker Craig Attwell has changed from black and amber to black and gold after securing a move Down Under, writes Chris Kirwan.

Bedwas look to add to Neath's woes

9:58am Friday 4th April 2014

BEDWAS’ hopes of sneaking into the Premiership playoffs are all but over but the Bridge Field outfit will want to finish another fine season with a flourish.

Super Steelmen poised to cement Premiership return

Campaign Series: Ashley Sweet makes a break (4629808)

9:39am Friday 4th April 2014

AFTER four seasons of bossing the second tier of Welsh club rugby Ebbw Vale will finally secure their place back in the Premiership if they maintain their perfect season tomorrow afternoon, writes Chris Kirwan.

Gala dinner for Warburton in Cwmbran

Campaign Series: File photo dated 21/02/2014 of Wales' Sam Warburton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday March 19, 2014. Wales skipper Sam Warburton is likely to miss "several months" of action after dislocating his shoulder against Scotland, his

6:38am Friday 4th April 2014

INJURED Wales captain Sam Warburton will give the lowdown on his international teammates’ chances of beating the Springboks at a dinner in Cwmbran on the eve of the first Test against South Africa.


8:50pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons failed to halt their slide in the RaboDirect Pro12 after slipping to an infuriating 23-19 defeat to Edinburgh at Rodney Parade.

Dragons v Edinburgh

Campaign Series: Injury rules Andrew Coombs out of Dragons' trip to Belfast

5:11pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

UPDATES from Rodney Parade as Newport Gwent Dragons host Edinburgh in the RaboDirect Pro12 (kick-off 6.30pm)

Dragons look for Bell to anchor bid for Edinburgh glory

9:22am Thursday 3rd April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will be looking for the sizeable frame of prop Duncan Bell to provide a platform that enables them to get their season back on track against Edinburgh this evening.

Lyn Jones: Dragons must stand firm against strong-running "Edin van der Burgh"

8:51am Thursday 3rd April 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones expects a brutal Boks-like approach from Edinburgh at Rodney Parade this evening.

Hallam Amos back for Dragons' Edinburgh encounter

Campaign Series: TRY TIME: Dragons back Hallam Amos scores during his side's 40-24 bonus point win over Bordeaux-Bègles at Rodney Parade earlier this month in the Amlin Challenge Cup

12:13pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

WALES wing Hallam Amos returns to the Newport Gwent Dragons starting line-up for tomorrow’s RaboDirect Pro12 clash with Edinburgh at Rodney Parade (kick-off 6.30pm).

Wales hope for Darcy Blake, says Chris Coleman

Campaign Series: ON THE BALL: Darcy Blake heads clear from danger for Wales against Luka Modric and Co in his last international clash, against Croatia in 2012

10:38am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

WALES manager Chris Coleman says there is no reason why Newport County AFC defender Darcy Blake cannot resurrect his international career.

Euro race over but Dragons motivated by Blues battle

Campaign Series: Euro race over but Dragons motivated by Blues battle

8:57am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THE SCARLETS may be out of reach but Newport Gwent Dragons need a victory tomorrow evening to prevent Cardiff Blues snapping at their heels in the race to avoid being Wales' worst.

Ian Gough: I'm more than just a mentor, I'm heading home to be a Dragons hit

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8:32am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

IAN Gough is more than happy for there to be naysayers after returning to Newport Gwent Dragons – they just provide him with extra motivation to finish his career with a bang at Rodney Parade.

Blackwood cricket club fixtures

5:20pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

BLACKWOOD Town Cricket Club is looking forward to the upcoming season as the opening fixture approaches.


Campaign Series: TACKLED: Cross Keys' Ryan Lee is caught by the Newport defence

9:14pm Tuesday 1st April 2014


Wales international Neil Taylor backs search for next Asian Star

Campaign Series: ASIAN STAR: Wales defender Neil Taylor in action against Macedonia last year

12:46pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

WALES star Neil Taylor is supporting an initiative to boost the numbers of young British Asian players entering professional football.

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