The 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

    ... company’s turnover actually increased from £6.2m to £6.4m in The same period of time but its costs also increased. The number of employees rose by 13 to 239 and The company’s expenditure on wages and salaries went up by over five per cent to £4.3m. The Dragons finished ninth in The Pro12 table last season and The uncertainty surrounding The future of European club competition affected The club both on and off The pitch. That has since been resolved with The formation of The European Rugb...

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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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  • Westwood To Head Commercial At Dragons

    Jonathan Westwood has been appointed as head of commercial at The Dragons. With 30 years’ experience of working in Gwent rugby as a player and coach, Westwood will head up The commercial operations at Rodney Parade after 25 years working in The commercial brewery sector, most recently with Heineken UK. “I’m delighted to be joining at this hugely exciting time for rugby in The Dragons region,” he said. “The commitment and energy of The leadership team and board is infectious and David B...

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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

    ... 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 and renewed its deal at The end of April. Eteach have been involved with The Dragons in some form for six years and CEO Paul Howells says he is “proud” to be The main sponsor and is looking forward to next season, while...

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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

    ... dean of The Carnegie Faculty at Leeds Metropolitan University and is pleased to be following Lyn and Kingsley Jones in joining The Welsh region. "I have been hugely impressed by The professionalism and ambition shown throughout The business, both at The Dragons and Newport. I will look to build on an already strong foundation with The new appointments of Lyn and Kingsley and The new players on The field. It's an exciting time here at The Dragons and I look forward to joining The team in Septe...

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