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Newport Gwent Dragons To Change Name As Part Of WRU Takeover

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 23 / 17

Pro12 side Newport Gwent Dragons is "to be called simply the Dragons as part of the takeover deal involving the Welsh Rugby Union ," according to Paul Abbandonato of WALES ONLINE.  Plans to drop "Newport" and "Gwent" from the title were confirmed by WRU CEO Martyn Phillips. Phillips was addres...

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