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Encyclopedia > Newport Gwent Dragons
Newport Gwent Dragons
Founded 2003
Location Newport, Wales
Ground Rodney Parade, Newport
Capacity 11,700
Chairman Jim McCreedy
Coach Paul Turner
League Celtic League
2005-06 8th
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The Newport Gwent Dragons (Welsh: Dreigiau Gwent Casnewydd) are a Rugby Union team from Wales. They play in the Celtic League, as well as competiting in the EDF Energy Cup and the Heineken Cup/European Challenge Cup. Image File history File links Newport_Gwent_Dragons. ... For other uses, see Newport (disambiguation). ... Motto: (Welsh for Wales forever) Anthem: (Welsh for Land of My Fathers) Capital Cardiff (Caerdydd) Largest city Cardiff (Caerdydd) Official language(s) Welsh, English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056... Rodney Parage is a multi-use stadium in Newport, Wales. ... For other uses, see Newport (disambiguation). ... The Celtic League is an annual rugby union competition involving regional sides from Ireland, Scotland and Wales, seen by many as the third major league in Europe, after the English Guinness Premiership and the French TOP 14. ... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... body of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links Kit_shorts. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... body of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links Kit_shorts. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales. ... Image File history File links WalesRugbyRegions. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... A rugby union scrum. ... The Celtic League is an annual rugby union competition involving regional sides from Ireland, Scotland and Wales, seen by many as the third major league in Europe, after the English Guinness Premiership and the French TOP 14. ... The EDF Energy Cup, also known as the Anglo-Welsh Cup an the English & Welsh rugby union knock-out cup competition featuring all 12 Guinness Premiership clubs and all 4 Welsh Regions. ... The Heineken Cup sponsored by Heineken (known as the H Cup in France due to alcohol advertising laws) is an annual rugby union competition involving leading club, regional and provincial teams from the Six Nations: England, France, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Italy. ... The European Challenge Cup in rugby union, known as the Parker Pen Shield from 2001 to 2003 and Parker Pen Challenge Cup from 2003, is the sister competition to the Heineken Cup. ...

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History

The club came into being in the summer of 2003 when the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) controversially elected to reduce the current top tier of Welsh professional rugby from nine clubs into five regions, attempting to mirror the successful formats in Ireland and the Southern Hemisphere countries of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) (Welsh: Undeb Rygbi Cymru) is the governing body of rugby union in Wales, recognised by the International Rugby Board. ... The Southern Hemisphere is the half of a planets surface (or celestial sphere) that is south of the equator (the word hemisphere literally means half ball). On Earth it contains five continents (Antarctica, Australia, most of South America, parts of Africa and Asia) as well as four oceans (South...


Newport Gwent Dragons officially represent southeast Wales, and play all of their matches at Rodney Parade, situated in the city of Newport, although friendly (pre-season) games have been played at a number of other grounds around a region that includes well-known club sides such as Pontypool RFC, Newbridge RFC and Abertillery RFC. For other uses, see Newport (disambiguation). ... Pontypool Rugby Football Club is a Welsh rugby union team currently playing in the Welsh Premier Division Their home ground is Pontypool Park, (Pontypool). ... Abertillery Rugby Football Club is a Welsh rugby union team. ...


Largely drawn from the Newport RFC and Ebbw Vale RFC sides of the preceding year, Newport Gwent Dragons were considered one of the weaker regions in the Welsh game, although their coach Mike Ruddock was considered one of the best. However, this in a way worked for them as they were disrupted less than other regions by missing players during the 2003 World Cup. A creditable third place finish in the Celtic League was the result, impressing WRU bosses enough for Ruddock to be offered the vacant Welsh coaching job in the summer of 2004. Based on the east bank of the River Usk, at Rodney Parade, the rugby section of Newport Athletic Club gained itself a world wide reputation in the twentieth century. ... Mike Ruddock, OBE (born 5 September 1959 in Blaina) was the coach of the Welsh national rugby union team from 2004 until February 2006. ... The 2003 Rugby World Cup was the fifth world cup in rugby union history. ... The Celtic League is an annual rugby union competition involving regional sides from Ireland, Scotland and Wales, seen by many as the third major league in Europe, after the English Guinness Premiership and the French TOP 14. ... First international England 30 - 0 Wales (19 February 1881) Largest win Japan 0 - 98 Wales (26 November 2004) Worst defeat South Africa 96 - 13 Wales (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the...


In their second season of existence they finished in 4th place in the Celtic League and in the pool stages of the Heineken Cup. In 2006, after finishing 8th in the Celtic League, The Newport-Gwent Dragons had to beat Overmach Parma in a play-off to qualify for the Heineken Cup. It was expected that, despite several injuries to various players, the Dragons would cruise to victory. However, after a poor performance from the Dragons, Parma won the match 24-15 denying the Dragons a place in the Heineken Cup. The 0607 season has seen the Dragons improve, both off the pitch, where attendances have increased, on the pitch, with new players such as Joe Bearman and Aled Brew, and new backroom staff, such as video analyst Will Precious. 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Parma Rugby is an Italian rugby union club currently competing in Super 10. ... The Heineken Cup sponsored by Heineken (known as the H Cup in France due to alcohol advertising laws) is an annual rugby union competition involving leading club, regional and provincial teams from the Six Nations: England, France, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Italy. ... Parma Rugby is an Italian rugby union club currently competing in Super 10. ... The Heineken Cup sponsored by Heineken (known as the H Cup in France due to alcohol advertising laws) is an annual rugby union competition involving leading club, regional and provincial teams from the Six Nations: England, France, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Italy. ...


The teams primary sponsor is currently Finning, with Celtic Energy being the secondary sponsor. Shark fin soup Shark fin soup (Chinese: 魚翅, Pronunciation in Mandarin: (Pinyin) Yú Chì / (Wade-Giles) Yü Chih4 ) is a dish commonly served in Chinese restaurants as part of a Chinese feast, usually at special occasions such as weddings and banquets as a symbol of wealth and prestige. ...


Controversy

The naming of the region has caused considerable turbulence because, unlike the stand-alone regions of the Cardiff Blues and Llanelli Scarlets, the Newport Gwent Dragons are a new regional creation who are meant to represent a "Gwent region". Some in the Welsh rugby world, such as Welsh rugby legend Bobby Windsor, believe that including the name Newport would alienate some fans in the surrounding valleys including fans of the historic Ebbw Vale RFC [1]. Several names were suggested but all were rejected. In the end, the WRU decided the region's name for them, the "Gwent Dragons". This name didn't even last until the beginning of the season, because Ebbw Vale RFC went close to bankruptcy and were forced to sell their stake to Newport RFC. After this, the name Newport was added to the front of the title. Official website www. ... The Llanelli Scarlets are a Welsh professional rugby union team based in south-west Wales. ...


The Newport Action Group, among others, claim the side has lost more supporters by including the name "Gwent" in its title: The crowds supporting the Newport Gwent Dragons averaged 5,154 for the 2005/2006 season [citation needed], whereas in the 2002/2003 season, Newport was Wales' best supported club and British rugby's fourth best with an average attendance of 8,302 - after English Premiership outfits, Leicester, Gloucester and Northampton. [2] Although controversy surrounding the naming of the region might be petty, rugby in South Wales is deeply divided amongst hundreds of historic rugby clubs with bitter rivalries. Official website www. ... Official Website www. ... Northampton Saints is an English rugby union club from Northampton that currently plays in Englands top league, the Guinness Premiership. ... Approximate extent of South Wales South Wales (Welsh: ) is an area of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the east and south, and Mid Wales and West Wales to the north and west. ...


Home ground

The Newport Gwent Dragons play all their home matches at Newport's Rodney Parade (home of Newport RFC). This is the only ground in the region with facilities suitable for regional games, with a capacity of around 11,000 and the city of Newport is the centre of the region's transportation system. However, it is ageing compared to other more modern stadia, and faces serious health and safety issues in the not too distant future. In early January 2007 the Dragons board announced plans for the development of the ground with a 1,400 seater stand with bars and restaurants and more facilities for fans and players. For other uses, see Newport (disambiguation). ... Based on the east bank of the River Usk, at Rodney Parade, the rugby section of Newport Athletic Club gained itself a world wide reputation in the twentieth century. ... Based on the east bank of the River Usk, at Rodney Parade, the rugby section of Newport Athletic Club gained itself a world wide reputation in the twentieth century. ...


Statistics

Celtic League

Season Pos Played Won Drawn Lost Bonus Points
2003/2004 3rd 22 16 0 6 8 72
2004/2005 4rd 20 11 0 9 6 50
2005/2006 8th 22* 7 0 13 9 45
  • - includes 2 'Free Weekends' which equated to 4 points each.

The Celtic League is an annual rugby union competition involving regional sides from Ireland, Scotland and Wales, seen by many as the third major league in Europe, after the English Guinness Premiership and the French TOP 14. ...

Celtic League Cup

Season Round Match
2003/2004 1st Llanelli Scarlets 40 - 6 Newport Gwent Dragons

The Celtic League is an annual rugby union competition involving regional sides from Ireland, Scotland and Wales, seen by many as the third major league in Europe, after the English Guinness Premiership and the French TOP 14. ... The Llanelli Scarlets are a Welsh professional rugby union team based in south-west Wales. ...

Heineken Cup

Season Pool/Round Pos Played Won Drawn Lost Bonus Points
2003/2004 Pool 1 4th 6 2 0 4 1 9
2004/2005 Pool 5 2nd 6 3 0 3 3 15
2005/2006 Pool 1 3rd 6 1 0 5 2 6

The Heineken Cup sponsored by Heineken (known as the H Cup in France due to alcohol advertising laws) is an annual rugby union competition involving leading club, regional and provincial teams from the Six Nations: England, France, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Italy. ... The 2003-4 Heineken Cup (the rugby union club championship of Europe) is the ninth of the series. ... The 2004-5 Heineken Cup (the rugby union club championship of Europe) was the tenth of the series. ... The 2005-6 Heineken Cup (the rugby union club championship of Europe) is the eleventh of the series. ...

Dragons players

Current

Current squad

Nat. Position Player
PR Adam Black
PR Rhys Thomas
PR David Maddocks
PR Lee Harrison
PR Jamie Corsi
Australia HK Ben Daly
HK Kieran Crawford
HK Steve Jones
LK Peter Sidoli
LK Ian Gough
Scotland LK Andrew Hall
LK Luke Charteris
LK Bryn Griffiths
LK Joe Bearman
FL Colin Charvis
FL Jamie Ringer
FL James Harris
N8 Michael Owen
New Zealand N8 Nic Fitisemanu
Nat. Position Player
SH Gareth Cooper
SH Alex Walker
SH Gareth Baber
SH James Ireland
FH Ceri Sweeney
FH Craig Warlow
United States FH Mike Hercus
CE Ashley Smith
United States CE Paul Emerick
CE Nathan Brew
WG Aled Brew
WG Gareth Wyatt
WG Matt Jess
WG Richard Fussell
WG Gareth Chapman
FB Kevin Morgan
FB Aled Thomas

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Notable Former Players

Nat. Position Player
New Zealand FH Shane Howarth
CE Andy Marinos
South Africa FB Percy Montgomery
Canada PR Rod Snow
FL Jason Forster
CE Haldane Luscombe
New Zealand CE Shane Stewart
CE Jon Bryant
PR Chris Anthony
South Africa CE Shawn van Rensburg
FH Lee Jarvis
South Africa FL Bobby Skinstad

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Notable former coaches

Mike Ruddock, OBE (born 5 September 1959 in Blaina) was the coach of the Welsh national rugby union team from 2004 until February 2006. ...

See also

The Celtic League is an annual rugby union competition involving regional sides from Ireland, Scotland and Wales, seen by many as the third major league in Europe, after the English Guinness Premiership and the French TOP 14. ... The EDF Energy Cup, also known as the Anglo-Welsh Cup an the English & Welsh rugby union knock-out cup competition featuring all 12 Guinness Premiership clubs and all 4 Welsh Regions. ... The Heineken Cup sponsored by Heineken (known as the H Cup in France due to alcohol advertising laws) is an annual rugby union competition involving leading club, regional and provincial teams from the Six Nations: England, France, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Italy. ... The European Challenge Cup in rugby union, known as the Parker Pen Shield from 2001 to 2003 and Parker Pen Challenge Cup from 2003, is the sister competition to the Heineken Cup. ...

External links

  • Newport Gwent Dragons (official site)
  • Newport RFC (official site)

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