Having had an operation on his knee last Wednesday, Cardiff Blues Number 8 Xavier Rush is hopeful to be back in action by the first two rounds of the Heineken Cup
"The operation went well and better than expected if I'm being honest," said Rush.
"They smoothed over some of the cartilage and cleaned out the knee. The Surgeon, Rhys Williams, was very positive and I hope to be back earlier than expected probably in late September or early October."
Cardiff Blues face a triple header against the Irish provinces on home soil in the Guinness PRO12 in the coming months - and you can join us at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park with a special ticket offer available NOW!
Judgement Day IV, Welsh rugby's Guinness Pro12 double-header to be played out in Cardiff on Saturday 30th April, has sold out the Principality Stadium middle and lower tiers and is three months ahead of record sales figures hit last year.
Singapore will host the next stage of the #StayStrongForOws fundraising and awareness campaign next month - that will also see former Cardiff Blues and Wales star Owen Williams return to the city where his life changed forever.
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