Keys determined to make Neath wait for a win

Campaign Series: IN AT 10: Cross Keys fly-half Dorian Jones will aim to put Neath to the sword

10:09am Friday 31st October 2014

IT'S BACK to the bread and butter of the Principality Premiership for Cross Keys tomorrow when they attempt to avoid a banana skin at bottom club Neath.

Newport staying united as they hunt crucial win

Campaign Series: GRUNT UP FRONT: Dragons hooker/prop Hugh Gustafson will bolster Newport's front row

10:09am Friday 31st October 2014

NEWPORT are hoping to find strength through adversity as they attempt to secure a much-needed Principality Premiership win against Llanelli, writes Chris Kirwan.

Jason Strange: Ebbw lead the way but our best is still to come

Campaign Series: LATE CALL: Ebbw Vale skipper Damien Hudd suffered a blow to the head against Llandovery

10:05am Friday 31st October 2014

EBBW Vale may have made a dream return to the Principality Premiership but head coach Jason Strange insists they won't hit their straps until after Christmas.

Bedwas won't go into their shells at Ponty

10:02am Friday 31st October 2014

BEDWAS have pledged to take the game to the Principality Premiership champions as they go in search of a first win at Pontypridd tomorrow afternoon.

Keys just denied by Pirates

5:44pm Sunday 26th October 2014

Cornish Pirates 34 Cross Keys 33

Bedwas 29 Newport 16 – Black and Ambers facing relegation dogfight

10:31pm Saturday 25th October 2014

NEWPORT find themselves frightening close to the drop zone after a bitterly disappointing defeat saw them slump to their fourth loss in a row to a determined Bedwas.

Newport welcome back skipper for crunch Bedwas derby

9:11am Saturday 25th October 2014

NEWPORT will hope that Ollie Griffiths proves to be captain fantastic in their Principality Premiership derby with Bedwas this afternoon, writes Chris Kirwan.

Tovey to pull the strings for Keys in Penzance

Campaign Series: Tovey to pull the strings for Keys in Penzance

7:49am Saturday 25th October 2014

CROSS Keys will hope that Jason Tovey can provide them with a passport to progress in the British and Irish Cup when he pulls the strings against Cornish Pirates tomorrow afternoon (kick-off 3pm), writes Chris Kirwan.

Newbridge desperate for derby victory

2:48pm Friday 24th October 2014

NEWBRIDGE desperately need to break their duck when they welcome Gwent rivals Blackwood to the Welfare Ground in the Swalec Championship tomorrow afternoon.

Newport aiming to avoid another sob story at Bedwas

Campaign Series: BACK IN BLACK (AND AMBER): Captain and flanker Ollie Griffiths is set to return to the Newport line-up at Bedwas

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

NEWPORT won't want to add another 'if only' to their growing collection when they head to Bedwas in the Principality Premiership tomorrow afternoon.

Plenty for Cross Keys to play for on return to Penzance

Campaign Series: LEON ANDREWS KICKS CLEARS (11862958)

9:34am Friday 24th October 2014

WHEN Cross Keys last played the Cornish Pirates in Penzance there was very little riding on it for them.

Keys' rivals Cornish Pirates hit by points penalty in BIC


4:52pm Monday 20th October 2014

CROSS Keys could end Cornish Pirates' hopes of making the British and Irish Cup quarter-finals on Sunday after the men from the Mennaye Field had their opening weekend win chalked off.

Blinding score from Cross Keys hero Leon Andrews

Campaign Series: Cross Keys RFC v Doncaster Knights in the British & Irish Cup Competition.  Pictured is Cross Keys Captain Leon Andrews on his way to scoring the opening try. (11363273)

3:56pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Bedford 22 Cross Keys 23

Vale clinch dramatic victory at Rodney Parade

Campaign Series: Newport versus Ebbw 
BALL AWAY Newport scrum-half Owen Davies serves his backs (11640548)

2:37pm Sunday 19th October 2014


Steffan Jones hoping to come out on top in Cross Keys reunion

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

9:17am Saturday 18th October 2014

STEFFAN Jones played a huge role in helping Cross Keys to the final of the British and Irish Cup two years ago but this afternoon the fly-half will attempt to put the boot into the Pandy Park side.

Gwent pair look to climb out of Championship drop zone

6:40am Saturday 18th October 2014

THE Swalec Championship table doesn't make pretty reading for Newbridge and Blackwood at the moment but the Gwent pair know that things can turn around swiftly in a fiercely-contested league.

Nothing Strange about Steelmen's flying start

Campaign Series: BRUISING BATTLE: Newport wing Jon Morris tackles Ebbw Vale's Rhys Clarke in the clash at Eugene Cross Park

10:07am Friday 17th October 2014

PLENTY of eyebrows have been raised by Ebbw Vale's stunning start to the Principality Premiership but it hasn't come as a surprise to head coach Jason Strange, writes Chris Kirwan.

Keys left with little margin for error in British and Irish Cup

Campaign Series: TEEN TALENT: Dragons Academy centre Barney Nightingale impressed for Cross Keys against Doncaster last weekend

3:11pm Thursday 16th October 2014

CROSS Keys need to triumph on English soil in the coming 10 days if they are to keep their British and Irish Cup hopes alive.


Campaign Series: Adam Frampton (1191701)

4:47pm Sunday 12th October 2014

INJURY-hit Newport put up a great fight at the Arms Park and came within an ace of recording their second Principality Premiership win of the season pushing their opponents to the limit in the hectic closing minutes.

Cross Keys fall just short in eight-try thriller – Cross Keys 32 Doncaster Knights 37

Campaign Series: STOPPED: Cross Keys' Leon Andrews tries to power his was through the Pontypridd defence during Sunday's Swalec Cup final defeat

9:02pm Saturday 11th October 2014

CROSS Keys head coach Greg Woods believes his team are still very much in the British and Irish Cup despite opening their campaign with a home defeat after an excellent encounter.

Black and Ambers stretched to the limit for Cardiff test

Campaign Series: STAND-IN SKIPPER: Newport lock Adam Brown captains the side in the absence of Ollie Griffiths

7:57am Saturday 11th October 2014

NEWPORT will need a tighter defence than they have shown on their last two trips to the capital when they lock horns with Cardiff in the Principality Premiership this afternoon (kick-off 2.30pm).

Keys chasing fast start to BIC campaign against Doncaster

Campaign Series: BIG GAME: Polu Uhi and Cross Keys will look to get off to a winning start against Doncaster in the British and Irish Cup

7:46am Saturday 11th October 2014

CROSS Keys head coach Greg Woods knows a flying start is vital to his side's hopes of making the knockout stages of the British and Irish Cup.

Newbridge hope to start afresh with victory

5:48am Saturday 11th October 2014

NEWBRIDGE aim to start a new era with a first win of the season when they host Tata Steel in the Swalec Championship this afternoon, writes Chris Kirwan.

Newport without Dragons young guns for Cardiff tussle

Campaign Series: BIC DUTY: Flanker Ollie Griffiths will play for Cross Keys rather than Newport tomorrow

10:10am Friday 10th October 2014

NEWPORT must cope without captain Ollie Griffiths and three of his fellow Dragons young guns for their Principality Premiership encounter with old foes Cardiff in the capital tomorrow, writes Chris Kirwan.

Adam Powell: Cross Keys core vital in cup opener against Doncaster

Campaign Series: Adam Powell is tackled by Owen Davies (10074526)

10:06am Friday 10th October 2014

THERE may a strong Dragons influence at Pandy Park tomorrow but number eight Adam Powell insists it will be a typical dogged Cross Keys performance in their British and Irish Cup opener.

Dragons lend a hand to Cross Keys for BIC campaign

Campaign Series: BIC DUTY: Dragons academy flanker Ollie Griffiths, who is Newport RFC's captain, is set to be in the Cross Keys squad against Doncaster

9:36am Wednesday 8th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons will bolster the Cross Keys squad in a bid to help the Pandy Park outfit have a real crack at the British and Irish Cup this season.

Newbridge bring in Neil Edwards as head coach

Campaign Series: NEW BOSS: Neil Edwards, pictured when in charge of Ebbw Vale, has joined Newbridge as head coach

4:40pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

NEWBRIDGE have appointed Neil Edwards as their head coach as they attempt to avoid a second successive Swalec Championship relegation battle, writes Chris Kirwan.

Super Steelmen stun Keys with bonus point triumph – Cross Keys 20 Ebbw Vale 34

Campaign Series:

6:25pm Saturday 4th October 2014

EBBW Vale made a mockery of any suggestion they can't play open rugby after a vintage performance of attacking football saw them stun Cross Keys with a bonus point victory.

Blackwood aim for elusive first win

Campaign Series: BIG ASK: Centre Scott Williams and Newbridge face a tough trip to Swansea in the Swalec Championship

6:44am Saturday 4th October 2014

AFTER a testing start to the season Blackwood will hope to bag their first Swalec Championship win at Glan-yr-Afon Park this afternoon (kick-off 2.30pm).

PREMIERSHIP PREVIEW: Cross Keys chasing the double over Gwent foes Ebbw

Campaign Series: FISTICUFFS: Tempers fray in the British and Irish Cup qualifier between Cross Keys and Ebbw Vale at the start of the season

6:36am Saturday 4th October 2014

CROSS Keys will attempt to tune-up for the British and Irish Cup by overcoming a stern challenge from Ebbw Vale in the Principality Premiership this afternoon, writes Chris Kirwan.

Newport look to get on a roll in Bridgend

Campaign Series: Win gives us confidence for Cardiff – Mark Workman

10:09am Friday 3rd October 2014

NEWPORT will be looking to show the same fighting spirit that earned them derby bragging rights when they head to Bridgend in the Principality Premiership tomorrow.

Error-strewn Bedwas must up their game for Quins - Law

Campaign Series: CONSOLATION: Wing Matthew John runs through for a try versus Aberavon but Bedwas had to settle for a losing bonus point (Picture: IAN LOVELL)

10:07am Friday 3rd October 2014

BEDWAS head coach Steve Law has demanded that his charges cut out the costly mistakes as they hunt a first home win of the season against title contenders Carmarthen Quins, writes Chris Kirwan.

Keys and Ebbw ready for round two

Campaign Series: UNDER PRESSURE: Scott Matthews and the Cross Keys defence put the heat on Ebbw Vale fly-half Iain Smerdon in the August clash between the sides

10:05am Friday 3rd October 2014

CROSS Keys head coach Greg Woods expects another stern examination from Ebbw Vale tomorrow afternoon – but has demanded his players produce a more polished performance that their August triumph against the Steelmen.

Draw made for Ben Francis Cup

12:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE DRAW has been made for the Ben Francis Cup, which has been re-launched after a three-year absence.

Ebbw Vale 22 Newport 25: Black and Ambers dig deep for derby win

Campaign Series: Ebbw Vale RFC v Newport RFC.  Pictured  is Newport player Barney Nightingale stopping an Ebbw Vale attack. (10838422)

4:23pm Sunday 28th September 2014

NEWPORT head coach Sven Cronk was full of praise for the character shown by his charges after they sneaked a precious Principality Premiership derby win at Ebbw Vale.

Young wing's wonder try sparks great fightback – Cardiff 24 Cross Keys 30

1:29pm Sunday 28th September 2014

CROSS Keys pride themselves on giving youth a chance and it was an 18-year-old on his debut who helped them pull off a stunning win over Cardiff.

Newport edge tense derby while Keys win in the capital

5:43pm Saturday 27th September 2014

NEWPORT got their Principality Premiership campaign up and running with a tense 25-22 victory at Ebbw Vale this afternoon while Cross Keys recorded a superb win in Cardiff.

Championship preview: Pooler bid to stretch their home winning streak

Campaign Series: SPREADING PLAY: Newbridge fly-half Kieron Meek on the attack against Glynneath last weekend (Picture: JASON CLARK)

8:33am Saturday 27th September 2014

PONTYPOOL will attempt to keep the heat on the Swalec Championship pacesetters when they host Narberth this afternoon.

Principality Premiership preview: Ebbw Vale set for long-awaited bruising derby against Newport

7:47am Saturday 27th September 2014

EBBW Vale's four-year wait for a Principality Premiership derby at Eugene Cross Park ends this afternoon when Newport head to Eugene Cross Park.

Ebbw aiming to fly out of the blocks against Newport

Campaign Series: BIG THREAT: Ronny Kynes has made a habit of powering over from strong Ebbw Vale driving lineouts

10:10am Friday 26th September 2014

EBBW Vale are looking to start their derby against Newport with a bang as they bid to maintain their dream return to the Principality Premiership.

Bedwas look to build on stunning derby fightback

10:06am Friday 26th September 2014

BUOYANT Bedwas will look to show the same fighting spirit that earned a derby success when they welcome Aberavon to Bridge Field tomorrow afternoon.

Dorian Jones back for Keys' trip to the capital

Campaign Series: WELCOME RETURN: Dorian Jones will pull the strings for Cross Keys in the capital

10:04am Friday 26th September 2014

CROSS Keys are set to be bolstered by the return of fly-half Dorian Jones as they attempt to extend their winning streak against Cardiff.

Neath 18 Ebbw Vale 29

Campaign Series: BALL'S GONE: Ebbw Vale's Chris Thomas gets the ball away

3:07pm Sunday 21st September 2014

EBBW Vale lasted the pace much better against Neath to make in two bonus-point victories on the trot back in the Welsh Premiership, writes Tony Poole.

Injuries add to Cross Keys' woes – Cross Keys 25 Bedwas 29

Campaign Series:

11:58am Sunday 21st September 2014

A BITTERLY disappointing defeat for Cross Keys was compounded by the crushing news that two key men could be sidelined for some time.

Newbridge gunning for first Championship win

10:01am Saturday 20th September 2014

NEWBRIDGE aim stay on an upward trend to get their first Swalec Championship win under their belt when they travel to Glynneath this afternoon (kick-off 2.30pm), writes Chris Kirwan.

Rhys Jones in at 10 for Keys

Campaign Series: IN AT 10: Rhys Jones lines up at fly-half for Cross Keys against Bedwas

7:45am Saturday 20th September 2014

WALES sevens international Rhys Jones gets the nod to pull the strings from fly-half in Cross Keys’ Principality Premiership derby with Bedwas at Pandy Park this afternoon (kick-off 2.30pm), writes Chris Kirwan.

PRINCIPALITY PREMIERSHIP: Newport 12 Pontypridd 34

Campaign Series: ON THE CHARGE: Newport prop Alex Jeffries carries hard

8:55pm Friday 19th September 2014

NEWPORT are yet to get off the mark in the Principality Premiership after being overpowered 34-12 by champions Pontypridd at Rodney Parade.

Keys have a headache at 10 for Bedwas derby

Campaign Series: DRAGONS DUTY: Cross Keys will be without fly-half Dorian Jones, as well as Angus O'Brien, for the derby with Bedwas at Pandy Park

10:10am Friday 19th September 2014

CROSS Keys are unsure about who will be wearing 10 against Bedwas tomorrow afternoon but they are delighted to have such a selection headache.

Jason Strange hoping for a more fluent Ebbw at the Gnoll

Campaign Series: LATE CALL: Ebbw Vale skipper Damien Hudd suffered a blow to the head against Llandovery

10:08am Friday 19th September 2014

EBBW VALE made a flying start to life back in the Principality Premiership but head coach Jason Strange is still looking for more in tomorrow's afternoon's clash with Neath at the Gnoll.

Cross Keys sign ex-Pontypridd forward

8:18am Friday 19th September 2014

CROSS Keys have boosted their squad after recruiting promising former Pontypridd second row Simon Williams into their ranks.

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