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Dragons CEO Says 'More Work' Needed To Persuade Newport RFC Fans To Back Takeover

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 29 / 17

Pro12 side Newport Gwent Dragons CEO Stuart Davies said that "more work" is needed to persuade Newport RFC fans to back Welsh Rugby Union plans to take over the region and Rodney Parade , according to the BBC. On Monday, Davies met with Newport RFC supporters, "whose shareholders will decide if the...

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