Dragons

  • Frayssinous is First French Coach for Dragons

    Catalans Dragons today appointed Laurent Frayssinous as their coach for the next season. The former international stand-off, who started his coaching career in 2007 after playing for the Dragons in 2006, was the assistant of Mick Potter, Kevin Walters and Trent Robinson at the club. He was also assistant coach of the France national team from 2007 to 2008. “It's a new chapter in the Dragons history with the appointment of a French headcoach but I think Laurent is ready to become the new Catala...

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  • Dragons In The Red

    Newport Gwent Dragons have posted a pre-tax loss of over £350,000 in their latest set of accounts, despite a slight increase in turnover. Newport Rugby Football Club Ltd, which covers Newport RFC Ltd, Rodney Parade Ltd and Dragons Rugby Ltd, made a loss of £367,432 for the financial year ending 31 May 2014 compared to a small profit of £26,238 the previous year. The company’s turnover actually increased from £6.2m to £6.4m in the same period of time but its costs also increased. The numbe...

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  • Dragons Finances Cause Real Concern

    The future of Newport Gwent Dragons is in "significant doubt" according to their latest financial report. The region incurred a net loss of £272,141 and has liabilities of £2.4m. The auditor says that the club, who operate under the name Dragons Rugby Limited, owes £762,207 to Newport Rugby Football Club Ltd, and £1.16m to Rodney Parade Ltd. Dragons Rugby is partially financed by the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) as well as a variety of other sources. The auditor of the accounts said that they rev...

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  • Dragons Report Increased Turnover For Last Season

    Newport Rugby Football Club Ltd, the holding company for Dragons Rugby Ltd and Rodney Parade Ltd, has posted a pre-tax profit of £184k with Companies House for the year ending May 31 2015 from a greatly increased turnover of £7.85m. That is an increase in turnover of £1.5m from the previous year. The 2014/15 season was the first year of the new funding agreement between the WRU and the regions. Subsidiary company Rodney Parade Ltd showed an operating loss of just less than £200k and Dragons...

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  • Eteach To Sponsor Dragons

    Newport Gwent Dragons have signed up education jobsite Eteach to be the club’s principal shirt sponsor next season. The value and length of the deal has not been revealed but the company’s branding has appeared on the rear of the club’s home and away shirts this season and it is now switching to a more prominent position on the front. The logo of the firm, which also encompasses www.rugby-jobs.com, will sit alongside that of Worthington’s, which has sponsored the Dragons for six years an...

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  • WRU To Own Dragons Within Weeks?

    The Welsh Rugby Union is set to take over Newport Gwent Dragons with a deal expected to be finalised within a matter of weeks according to Walesonline.com and other regional media sources. The Dragons were put up for sale last April but the search for new investors has proved fruitless despite apparent interest from some parties. Dragons chairman Martyn Hazell has promised to write off any debts owed to him as a condition of any sale leaving the organisation effectively debt free. The decision t...

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  • Dragons Announce New Main Sponsor

    Newport Gwent Dragons have announced that Discount Tyres have signed up as their new headline shirt sponsor as part of a two year deal. The Discount Tyres name and logo will be prominently placed on the front of the Dragons jerseys for RaboDirect PRO12, LV= Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup competitions. Discount Tyres are a local company, established in Newport in 2001, and are now the largest independent tyre retailer in South East Wales. Discount Tyres managing director Gareth White said “we are...

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  • MBS Take Dragons Main Sponsorship

    Monmouthshire Building Society (MBS) have agreed to be main sponsor of Dragons Rugby for three seasons. The independent, Welsh, mutual building society, with headquarters in Newport since 1869 will feature both on the chests and collars of the Dragons home and away jerseys until 2020. Dragons CEO Stuart Davies commented: “This investment from Monmouthshire Building Society is as timely as it is welcome and we would like to thank them, not just for their support now and over the years, but for...

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  • Dragons Name New Chief Executive

    Newport Gwent Dragons and Newport RFC have announced that Gareth Davies is taking over as the new chief executive for both clubs. The former Welsh international, who has held a number of high profile jobs including head of sport at the BBC and chairman of the Sports Council for Wales, will take up the position in September. Davies recently ended his tenure as dean of the Carnegie Faculty at Leeds Metropolitan University and is pleased to be following Lyn and Kingsley Jones in joining the Welsh...

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  • New Name, Board And Hybrid Pitch For Dragons

    The Welsh region formerly known as Newport Gwent Dragons is now officially the Dragons with matching amendments to the clubs logo as the new WRU-owned regime makes itself felt before the official take-over date of July 1st. A new three-year plan was announced at Rodney Parade by a three-man panel of Dragons chief executive Stuart Davies, Martyn Phillips of the WRU and new rugby director Bernard Jackman this week. The panel discussed a three year road-map for success with the opening 12 months of...

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