Lydiate confirms return to Wales

Western Telegraph: Ospreys clash now the target for Dan Lydiate

10:09am Thursday 30th October 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons flanker Dan Lydiate has confirmed that he is returning to Wales from Racing Metro.

Wales expecting new-look Aussies to adopt usual attractive approach

6:01am Thursday 30th October 2014

WALES coach Neil Jenkins expects Australia to show their danger with ball in hand when they get their tour of the north under way this weekend, writes Chris Kirwan.

Cuthbert confident of hitting top gear for Australia opener

Western Telegraph: WORKING HARD: Alex Cuthbert and his Wales teammates are grafting away in preparation for Australia

5:48am Thursday 30th October 2014

ALEX Cuthbert is a player that thrives on the Test scene and is confident of being back to his best when Wales open their autumn series against Australia next Saturday.

Robin McBryde: Wales need to graft hard to match Aussies' intensity

Western Telegraph: TOP OF THE CHOPS: Australia's James Slipper is tackled by Wales' Dan Lydiate

10:43pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

ROBIN McBryde says Wales face plenty of toil on the training paddock as they attempt to avoid being caught cold by Australia.

Ex-Dragon Ieuan Jones makes Ospreys move

Western Telegraph: Cardiff Blues look to snap up Dragons forward Ieuan Jones

4:02pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons back row forward Ieuan Jones has joined the Ospreys, writes Chris Kirwan.

Toby expects tough test throughout Autumn series

4:27pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons star and Wales number eight Taulupe Faletau, is expecting a tough autumn ahead of the Australia clash in Cardiff next week.

Rhys Webb relishing battle with world-class Mike Phillips for Wales start

Western Telegraph: IN-FORM: Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb has been in blistering form for the Ospreys

1:04pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

RHYS Webb intends to "give it my best shot" in the battle for Wales scrum-half starting duty against Australia next month.

Paul James aiming to help young Ospreys flourish

Western Telegraph: HEADING HOME: Paul James will return to the Ospreys from Bath next season

12:23pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

WALES prop Paul James has pledged to help the next crop of Ospreys front rowers flourish after returning from Aviva Premiership club Bath.

Prydie and Amos join Faletau in Wales squad

Western Telegraph: DESPERATE TO IMPRESS: Tom Prydie hopes to line up on the Dragons' right wing

11:12am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THREE Newport Gwent Dragons players have been called up to the Wales squad for the autumn internationals – but there is no place for tighthead Adam Jones.

WRU mourns Gallacher

5:06pm Sunday 19th October 2014

The Welsh Rugby Union has paid tribute to former Scarlets chief executive Stuart Gallacher, who has died at the age of 68.

Regions in dark over moves for Wales pair

Western Telegraph: Jamie Roberts (4648946)

5:13pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

DAN Lydiate and Jamie Roberts have been linked with returns to Wales ahead of the World Cup – but the regions say they are in the dark over moves for the Lions duo.

Lydiate and Roberts linked with return home

Western Telegraph: DOUBT: Dan Lydiate could miss Saturday's clash with Italy

9:10am Tuesday 14th October 2014

LIONS stars Dan Lydiate and Jamie Roberts could be heading home to Wales from Racing Metro this week, according to reports in France.

Groves named as Wales skipper

Western Telegraph: SAME AGAIN: Jevon Groves, try scorer last week against Zebre, starts at lock

1:59pm Friday 3rd October 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons back row forward Jevon Groves has been named as captain of Wales Sevens for the coming campaign.

Wales hit by Ken Owens injury blow

Western Telegraph:

12:34pm Friday 26th September 2014

SCARLETS hooker Ken Owens faces a 12-week layoff because of a neck injury – ruling him out of Wales’ autumn internationals.

RRW ring the changes

2:23pm Thursday 18th September 2014

NIGEL Short has stepped down as chairman of Regional Rugby Wales with Scarlets colleague Robin Cammish taking over at the helm while Mark Davies has been confirmed as chief executive.

Toulon boss: We could cancel Halfpenny's contract

Western Telegraph: DEADLY BOOT: Leigh Halfpenny in action for Wales

1:32pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TOULON president Mourad Boudjellal claims that he has not ruled out terminating Wales star Leigh Halfpenny's contract due to ongoing injury problems.

Dragons boss Gareth Davies excited by fresh challenge on WRU board

Western Telegraph: Gareth Davies (2397026)

5:45pm Friday 12th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies is relishing the chance to engage with grassroots clubs after being elected to the board of the Welsh Rugby Union.

Gareth Davies wins WRU role while chairman David Pickering gets the boot

4:59pm Friday 12th September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies has been elected to the board of the Welsh Rugby Union with chairman David Pickering failing in his bid for re-election.

Wales set to ditch Poland for World Cup tune-up in Switzerland and Qatar

Western Telegraph: File photo dated 05/03/2014 of Wales head coach Warren Gatland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday . Wales coach Warren Gatland has made six changes from the team beaten by England for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations finale against Scotland in Car

1:42pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

WALES' preparations for next year's World Cup are set to include training camps in Switzerland and Qatar.

Jones not giving up on Wales berth

Western Telegraph: File photo dated 09/02/2013 of Wales' Ryan Jones.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday January 20, 2014. Back-row forward Ryan Jones has withdrawn from the Wales squad ahead of the RBS 6 Nations due to a hamstring injury, the Welsh Rugby Union

1:27pm Friday 5th September 2014

HE may be presently recovering from ankle surgery but Bristol back-rower Ryan Jones is refusing to rule out a return to international rugby with Wales despite dropping down into the Greene King IPA Championship this season.

'Wonderful' Sir Wyn Williams holds key to avoiding more Welsh rugby disputes - RRW boss

8:33am Monday 1st September 2014

REGIONAL Rugby Wales acting chief executive Mark Davies believes Sir Wyn Williams will be the key figure in avoiding damaging disputes with the Welsh Rugby Union.

Dragons boss: Unified regions have emerged from WRU dispute stronger

Western Telegraph: TOGETHER: Players from the regions ahead of last season's festive derbies. Pictured are (left to right) Cardiff Blues' Sam Hobbs, the Ospreys' Jonathan Spratt and Ryan Bevington, Rhodri Williams and Gareth Maule of the Scarlets and Newport Gwe

8:32am Monday 1st September 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have been brought closer together with their regions rivals courtesy of their spat with the Welsh Rugby Union says chief executive Gareth Davies.

WRU and regions confirm new deal

5:20pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE Welsh Rugby Union and Regional Rugby Wales have ended their long-running dispute by signing a new six-year agreement.

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

Western Telegraph: Adam Jones (4649318)

10:02pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

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

Teams heading to Newport for Rugby World Cup

Western Telegraph:

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.

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

Western Telegraph: Adam Jones (4648920)

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.

Hat-trick seals historic World Cup win for Welsh women

9:38pm Saturday 9th August 2014

A HAT-TRICK by barnstorming number eight Sioned Harries paved the way for Wales' women to win their first World Cup pool game since 1998, when Rachel Taylor's side defeated South Africa 36-3 at Marcoussis.

Jevon Groves: Commonwealth Games can be springboard for Wales' sevens stars

Western Telegraph: Argus-Mark   24-11-12
Wales v New Zealand All Blacks
Aaron Shingler is tackled by Aaron Cruden (6793912)

9:37am Friday 18th July 2014

JEVON Groves hopes his young Wales sevens teammates will follow in the footsteps of international stars after impressing at the Commonwealth Games, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies: Regions aren't chasing 'victory', just a fair deal

Western Telegraph: Newport Gwent Dragons Chief Executive Gareth Davies (1141818)

8:34am Wednesday 16th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies insists the regions have no desire to 'beat' the Welsh Rugby Union in the saga over a fresh participation agreement – all they want is a fair deal.

Regions want WRU response by this afternoon

Western Telegraph:

6:37am Monday 14th July 2014

THE FOUR regions have told the Welsh Rugby Union that they want a response to their latest offer by 4pm today as the spat over a fresh participation agreement rumbles on, writes Chris Kirwan.

Regions hit out at WRU as negotiations stall

3:10pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE FOUR regions are preparing for life without a participation agreement with the Welsh Rugby Union after hitting out at the governing body to failing to convert constructive meetings into a fresh deal.

Gareth Davies flattered after being tipped for WRU board

Western Telegraph: TV DEBATE: Newport Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies

9:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies says he is flattered after being tipped by Cardiff Blues chairman chairman Peter Thomas as the “ideal man” to replace Gerald Davies on the board of the Welsh Rugby Union.

Dragons still waiting over move for prop Brok Harris

7:03am Thursday 10th July 2014

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons are still waiting on a date for their hearing to try and get their move for prop Brok Harris rubber-stamped, writes Chris Kirwan.

Will Harries feeling sharp thanks to sevens return

Western Telegraph: Newport Gwent Dragons versus Connacht
SURGE Dragon Will Harries (4803910)

9:03am Tuesday 8th July 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons winger Will Harries says he is sharper than ever thanks to his return to sevens.

Wales can be golden boys in Glasgow - Sevens boss Gareth Williams

Western Telegraph: Will Harries is tackled by Adam Jones and Ryan Jones (5574329)

8:49am Saturday 5th July 2014

WALES Sevens boss Gareth Williams is backing his team to mix it with the big boys in their bid to be on the podium at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Former Dragons going for glory in Glasgow

Western Telegraph: SAME AGAIN: Jevon Groves, try scorer last week against Zebre, starts at lock

11:01am Friday 4th July 2014

FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons players Jevon Groves and Will Harries have been named in the Wales Sevens squad for the Commonwealth Games.

Ex-Dragon Sam Parry aiming to fill Richard Hibbard's boots

Western Telegraph: SWA MIKE LEWIS 26 1 13 REPORTER

7:57am Friday 4th July 2014

SAM Parry admits it will be a hard job to replace Richard Hibbard at the Ospreys but has pledged to give it a good crack.

Cwmbran dinner with rugby icons

Western Telegraph: Argus-Mark     24-11-07Wales v South Africa (Prince Williams Cup)Jonathan Davies (3734811)

1:42pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

THREE rugby legends will be stars of the show at a dinner in Cwmbran in the build-up to Wales’ autumn internationals.

Davies to leave WRU role

11:06am Thursday 3rd July 2014

RUGBY icon Gerald Davies has decided not to seek re-election to the board of the Welsh Rugby Union.

Luke Charteris: Timing was wrong for return to Wales

Western Telegraph: Luke Charteris is tackled by Kelly Brown (4634096)

4:20pm Sunday 29th June 2014

LUKE Charteris turned down an offer to return to Newport Gwent Dragons in favour of staying in France.

Wales Women edged out by USA

Western Telegraph: Womens Rugby Wales v USA at Crosskeys RFC.  Pictured scoring a try in the second half is Welsh No8 Sioned Harries. (7646628)

7:23pm Saturday 28th June 2014

A LATE penalty by USA fly half Kimber Rozier proved the difference as Wales fell to a 10-7 defeat in their Women's Rugby World Cup warm-up match in Cross Keys.

Fiji secure World Cup showdown with Wales

3:24pm Saturday 28th June 2014

WALES will face Fiji at the Millennium Stadium in next year's World Cup after thrashing the Cook Islands 108-6, writes Chris Kirwan.

Warburton: I'll never take Wales captaincy for granted

Western Telegraph: 25.06.14 - Welsh Rugby Union and T M Lewin partnership announcement, Cardiff - 
© Huw Evans Agency, Cardiff (7553788)

8:23am Thursday 26th June 2014

SAM Warburton admits he must play a waiting game before finding out if he will lead Wales in their autumn series after Alun Wyn Jones impressed again as his deputy.

Owen Williams suffered 'significant' spinal injury

Western Telegraph: Wales Owen Williams is tackled by Tonga's Siale Piutau during the Dove Men Series match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday November 22, 2013. See PA Story RUGBYU Wales. Photo credit should read: David Dav

1:33pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

CARDIFF Blues and Wales centre Owen Williams has suffered a 'significant injury to his cervical vertebrae and spinal cord'.

Skipper demands Wales Women lay down a marker at Pandy Park

10:30am Wednesday 25th June 2014

WALES Women's captain Rachel Taylor is asking her squad to make World Cup selection difficult for head coach Rhys Edwards by impressing against USA Women's Eagles at Cross Keys on Saturday.

Ian Evans signs for Bristol

Western Telegraph: GREAT FORM: Wales and Ospreys second row Ian Evans

2:05pm Monday 23rd June 2014

WALES and Lions lock Ian Evans has signed for Bristol following the collapse of his move to Toulon.


Western Telegraph: Dan Biggar of Wales, left and Morne Steyn of South Africa middle after South Africa win the match 31 - 30 during their Rugby test match in Nelspruit, South Africa, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo). (7386032)

8:48pm Sunday 22nd June 2014

Warren Gatland believes Wales can build with confidence towards the World Cup despite their latest agonising defeat to a southern hemisphere giant.

Despair at the death for Wales

Western Telegraph: Despair at the death for Wales

4:06pm Saturday 21st June 2014

WALES suffered heartbreak in their bid for a historic first win on South African soil after a last-gasp penalty try in Nelspruit.

Howley: Wales must give it one last blast

Western Telegraph: Wales' Alex Cuthbert is tackled by South Africa's J.P. Pietersen , right, during their Rugby test match in Durban, South Africa, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo). (7154913)

8:02am Saturday 21st June 2014

WALES coach Rob Howley has urged his charges to ensure they have no regrets in their final game of the season against South Africa this afternoon.

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