Founded in 2003, the Dragons are one of four Welsh Rugby Union teams. Newport plays in the Pro 12 league, and competes for the LV=Cup and the Heineken Cup.
The new jersey is a tribute to the Gwent Coat of Arms, with one side blue and one side black. "The Kingdom of Gwent" is screened on the back of the collar. A fleur-de-lis, also from the crest, is screened on the back and sides.
Numerous sponsor logos are screened on the jersey. Primary is eteach, a recruitment company for schools and colleges in Wales. Gilbert logo is on the right chest, Newport Gwent logo on the left. Stand-up collar has one-button closure.