The Cardiff Blues can confirm their intended pre-season friendly against Gloucester Rugby, scheduled for Friday, August 22, has been cancelled, due to the fact that both teams were drawn in the same Heineken Cup pool.
The Cardiff Blues will now play a warm up fixture against a combined Blues Regional Premiership side made up of players from Cardiff, Pontypridd and Glamorgan Wanderers, on Thursday 14 August. It will be the first match of the season for the Blues and also their first match under the new experimental law variations, ELVs. The match will be played at Sardis Road. Kick off time and tickets prices will be confirmed next week.
The Welsh stage of the Premiership Rugby 7s Series explodes into life at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park this Saturday - and fans attending a night of thrilling regional rugby will also be showing their support for the #StayStrongForOws campaign.
In its sixth year the Blues Cup once again showed to be huge hit throughout the region and is a great advert for the community game as each of the six finalists across the three age groups produced rugby of an outstanding level resulting in 14 tries.
Inspired Cardiff Blues enjoyed Judgement Day at the Millennium Stadium as they secured a tense 17-13 win over regional rivals Scarlets in a feisty and enthralling encounter in the RaboDirect PRO12 on Easter Sunday.