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    Robert Shillabeer wrote:
    For heavens sake there are four Prem clubs in Gwent now that 60 players playing every week, all of them would like a crack at playing Regional rugby I'm sure. Watched the rugby this morning and noticed the team names are simply fronts such as Blue and Stormers, in Wales we should simply have the Blues, The Dragons, The Ospreys and the Scarlets. Each have thier feeder clubs many of which are doing quite nicely on the pitch even though not that well finance wise. The whole thing has now been scrapped a bit embarrassing to open a long running sore but more needs to be done to make it an inclusive regional side supported by far more than townies.
    But it isn't going to be is it. The supporters of the clubs mentioned want to support their team. A lot of the players playing for these teams dont want to step up a level because it would mean giving up their employment and becoming a full time rugby player."
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Dragons unveil crest options

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NEWPORT Gwent Dragons supporters must pick one of these three crests for their region to adopt next season.

The Rodney Parade outfit have started a web vote that will run until 5pm on Tuesday to decide their logo for 2014/15.

The tail features in all three but fans must choose whether they want Newport or Dragons to be more prominent.

The region has had their current crest – with Newport above the tail and Gwent Dragons beneath it – since their first season in 2003/4.

“It’s a brand refresh in that it’s not going to be massively different but it will set the tone for the direction that we are going next season,” said commercial and marketing consultant Ben Jeffreys.

“We are looking at the possibility of conducting some more in-depth research regarding the future of the entire region, whether it focuses on Newport, Dragons or something entirely new.

“This is a prelude to that but gives us a good way of setting the tone. We are changing for the better with the market opinion in mind.”

The winning crest will be announced next Thursday and details of season tickets will be announced the following day with leaflets handed out at the final game on the season against Treviso on Saturday, May 10.

A decision has not yet been made as to whether the new crest will feature on next season's home jersey or whether, like the current away top, there will just be the Dragons tail.

Vote for your choice at

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