The Cardiff Blues can confirm that young Blues Academy prop Patrick Palmer will play for the Newport Gwent Dragons this weekend.
Palmer, who was part of the Wales Under 20's squad that secured second place in this season's Under-20 Six Nations Championship, will play for the Dragons against Magners League champions Leinster at Rodney Parade on Friday 9 May, kick-off 7.10pm. Speaking of the mach Gafyn Cooper, Blues Performance Manager said, "This a great opportunity for Patrick to experience Regional rugby and we are fully supportive of him having a match for the Dragons. We look forward to welcoming him back to the Academy next season after a very successful season for him with Cardiff RFC and Wales. He is of course also a member of the Wales under 20's squad for the IRB Under 20 World Cup which is held in Wales in June."
Let the Games Begin! Cardiff Blues launch the Guinness PRO12 season on home soil this Sunday afternoon against Glasgow Warriors (kick-off 4pm) - and we are going to make it a double celebration as we also recognise the achievements of Team Wales!
First team aces Cory Allen, Lloyd Williams, Ellis Jenkins and new signing Jarrad Hoeata were all on hand to watch the next generation of stars when Cardiff Blues held a huge Under-8s Tag Rugby tournament at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
Clinical Glasgow Warriors produced a devastating final 20 minutes to secure the points on Super Sunday and consign battling Cardiff Blues to a 33-12 defeat in the Guinness PRO12 opener at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
Impressive Cardiff Blues pushed English powerhouse side Leicester Tigers all the way with an hugely encouraging performance as final preparations for the new Guinness PRO12 season continued at Welford Road.