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.
Cardiff Blues travel to Myreside on Friday to take on Edinburgh Rugby in a crucial Guinness PRO12 clash, and with Wales facing Scotland in the RBS 6 Nations at BT Murrayfield on Saturday, it promises to be a weekend of non-stop rugby action at the Scottish capital. Here are some useful advice to Cardiff Blues travelling supporters.
To celebrate the opening of the newly refurbished Guinness PRO12 Pack Bar, the world famous Irish brewer will be offering supporters free pints of the black stuff ahead of Saturday's clash with Ulster.
'TACKLE' - the first-ever joint community rugby initiative between the four professional teams in Wales has been launched (today Weds 19th October) bringing an inspiring new rugby education programme to young people in Communities First areas. Partners in the project were joined by Wales' star rugby internationals Sam Warburton (Cardiff Blues), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Gareth Davies (Scarlets) and Hallam Amos (Newport Gwent Dragons), for the launch at Aberdare Community School.
The Welsh Rugby Union, together with Pro Rugby Wales, has secured significantly improved insurance cover for all registered players, coaches and referees at each of its member clubs and regions at reduced costs -working with Aon, one of the world's largest insurance brokers and risk advisors.