The Cardiff Rugby Supporters Trust, have arranged a bucket collection for the family of Neath scrum-half Gareth Jones, who passed away yesterday. The collection will be held ahead of the Ireland v Italy and England v South Africa Under 20's matches at the Arms Park on Wednesday night 7.00pm kick off.
Jones, died in hospital after suffering an injury to his neck during a match at the Arms Park on 20 April. The Pontypridd-born decorator leaves a wife and two children.
"It is with deep regret that Neath Rugby have to announce that scrum-half Gareth Jones passed away peacefully this afternoon, our thoughts are with Gareth and the young family he left behind" said a club statement.
Jones, who previously played for Glyncoch, Beddau and Pontypridd, made his debut for Neath against Newport in 2006.
He won a league title with the Welsh All Blacks and was also a Konica Minolta Cup winner with Pontypridd.
Season Ticket holders at Cardiff Blues are reminded that they gain FREE entry to the British & Irish Cup pool fixtures this season - starting with Saturday's home fixture against Nottingham Rugby at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park (kick-off 2.30pm).
Teenage Cancer Trust will be collecting for valuable funds at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Saturday afternoon ahead of our British & Irish Cup fixture with Nottingham Rugby (kick-off 2.30pm). Ahead of the game, we take a closer look at the charity and discover how they are making a difference...
Cardiff Blues suffered a first defeat of the season in the European Rugby Challenge Cup as a second half burst of tries from Harlequins saw the English side claim victory at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.