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    Gwent rugby wrote:
    Well said Mr Bump. Previous coaches/management haven't always got it right but not renewing so many of young players contracts & signing old has beens that won't be playing long is ridiculous. Signing experience is 1 thing but you also need the young players to ensure a bright future for our region!!
    Umm, have you seen the Wales under 20s squad? 11 Dragons players. Plus look at the Dragons squad and there are actually quite a few young players, eg. Amos (19), Prydie(22), Dixon(19), Tyler Morgan(18), Wardle(23), Tovey(25, still relatively young), Jon Evans (21), Luc Jones(19), Faletau(23), Cudd(25), Jevon Groves and Lewis Evans(both 26, a bit older yes but not a has been), Cory Hill(22), Screech(21), Elliot Dee(20). Plus of our props, Buck, Coundley, Price and Owen Evans are all 25 or under, which is young in propping years. Whilst I would have preferred to see the likes of Sam Parry, Will Harries and Adam Hughes stay, there are not many decent young players whose contracts are not being renewed, and the experience of the new signings is vital alongside such a young team. Age shouldn't be a barrier, just look at Brian O'Driscoll, Shane Williams, Nathan Hines etc."
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Dragons pull logo campaign

Dragons pull logo campaign

STAYING: The current logo

BINNED: Option one

BINNED: Option two

BINNED: Option three

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NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have decided to abort their supporters’ vote for a new crest less than 24 hours after it began.

The Rodney Parade region have pulled the campaign in an embarrassing climbdown after receiving negative feedback.

There have been 2,234 votes since the website went live at 6pm yesterday but the current logo - which has been on the jersey since 2003 - will remain next season.

The idea opened up a can of worms, firing up the rival factions that argue for a return to just Newport or for the region simply to called the Dragons.

A statement to supporters reads: “Yesterday we launched the ‘Your Dragons’ campaign, an initiative aimed at asking you, the supporter, to choose the new Newport Gwent Dragons logo for next season.

“We launched the campaign with the best intentions of providing you with the opportunity to choose the logo you enjoyed the most.

“Yet in light of the vast amount of feedback we have received from the Newport Gwent Dragons community, we have unanimously learned that the logos do not resonate with you in the way in which they were intended.

“As a result, we have decided to withdraw the campaign and will continue to use the current Newport Gwent Dragons logo for next season.

“Your feedback is always highly valuable to us and we hope that our swift response demonstrates our commitment to your thoughts.”

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