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Dragons RFC Preview: URC Schedule 2023-2024, Odds And How To Watch

Dragons RFC Preview: URC Schedule 2023-2024, Odds And How To Watch

The Dragons Rugby Football Club hopes to snap a streak of 15th-place finishes in the United Rugby Championship. Here's what to know.

Oct 20, 2023 by Joe Harrington
Highlights: Dragons Vs. Scarlets

The Dragons Rugby Football Club finished 15th in the United Rugby Championship and looks to reverse their fortunes in 2023-2024 when the new season begins on Oct. 21 against Edinburgh Rugby. 

The Dragons went 4-0-14 last season en route to their second-straight 15th place finish, but coach Dai Flanagan's second season with Dragons comes with an influx of talent, including two new players from the Ospreys and Scarlets, two of the other rival Welsh clubs. 

The Dragons host Edinburgh Rugby in Week 1 of the URC season-opening slate of games. Here’s what to know about RFC Dragons. 

Dragons RFC Rugby Schedule 2023-2024

For more schedule information, times and date changes, visit the Dragons RFC FloRugby page.

  • Week 1: 2023 Dragons vs Edinburgh Rugby
  • Week 2: 2023 Dragons vs Cardiff
  • Week 3: 2023 Munster Rugby vs Dragons
  • Week 4: 2023 Dragons vs Leinster Rugby
  • Week 5: 2023 Dragons vs Ospreys Rugby
  • Week 6: 2023 Hollywoodbets Sharks vs Dragons
  • Week 7:2023 Emirates Lions vs Dragons
  • Week 8: 2023 Cardiff vs Dragons
  • Week 9: 2024 Dragons vs Scarlets
  • Week 10: 2024 Glasgow Warriors vs Dragons
  • Week 11: 2024 Ulster Rugby vs Dragons
  • Week 12: 2024 Dragons vs Blue Bulls
  • Week 13: 2024 Dragons vs Zebre Parma
  • Week 14: 2024 Benetton Rugby vs Dragons
  • Week 15: 2024 Dragons vs Connacht Rugby
  • Week 16: 2024 Dragons vs DHL Stormers
  • Week 17: 2024 Ospreys Rugby vs Dragons
  • Week 18: 2024 Scarlets vs Dragons

When Are the 2024 United Rugby Championship Quarterfinals?

The URC quarterfinals are June 7-8. Currently there are three games scheduled for June 8 and one on June 7. 

Times are to be announced. 

When Are the 2024 United Rugby Championship Semifinals?

The URC Semifinals are June 15.

Times are to be announced. 

When is the United Rugby Championship Grand Final?

The URC Final is scheduled for June 22. 

Dragons RFC Rugby Odds Of Winning URC Grand Final

The Dragons have the second-worst odds of winning the URC Grand Final according to most European gambling sites at 500-to-1.

Who Is The Best Player For Dragons RFC? It’s Bradley Roberts

The URC listed the top 100 players entering the 2023-2024 season. Bradley Roberts, hooker, is the No. 63-ranked player in the league and the highest-ranked on the Dragons. He was three spots higher than their second player on the list, No. 63 Angus O’Brien, a full back. 

New Players On The Dragons RFC Roster

New signings: Dane Blacker (Scarlets), Corey Baldwin (Scarlets), Dan Lydiate (Ospreys), Cai Evans (Ospreys), Rodrigo Martinez (Pampas XV).

Where Are The Dragons RFC Based?

The Dragons are based in Newport, Wales, and their home grounds are at Rodney Parade. One of four Welsh rugby clubs, the Dragons represent Southeast Wales.

Who Coaches Dragons RFC? It’s Dai Flanagan 

Dai Flanagan was hired before the 2022-2023 season. Flanagan played for Cardiff and Ospreys in the 2010s. He is 37. 

Dragons RFC Will Compete For The EPCR Challenge Cup 

The Dragons will play in the EPCR Challenge Cup after finishing in the bottom half of the URC last season. The Dragons face Oyonnax Rugby of French league Top 14 on Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. ET.

How Dragons RFC Got Its Name 

The Dragons Rugby Football Club and its branding have a rocky history. 

In 2003, there were five Welsh teams. When Ebbw Vale RFC and Newport RFC merged, the club couldn’t settle on a name. There was Gwent Dragons suggested, but there were doubts if Newport RFC fans would follow the club. 

So they settled on Newport Gwent Dragons. In 2022, the club was rebranded as Dragons RFC. 

How To Watch Dragons RFC 

All of the RFC Dragons matches in URC and Investec Champions Cup play will stream live on FloRugby and the FloSports app in the United States. 

Replays, highlights and archival matches are also available on both platforms. 

How To Watch Rugby Matches In the United States On FloRugby

The URC will stream all its matches on FloRugby and the FloSports app in the United States. FloRugby and FloSports are also the U.S. home to: 

FloRugby is also home to match archives and match replays. 

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