New Cardiff Blues Backs Coach, Billy Millard, visited the Arms Park for a catch up on how he was finding the new job.
Billy joined the Blues on a two year Assistant Coaching having worked as Head Coach of the Australian Sevens Rugby team and Backs Coach to the Australian A team. Speaking at the Arms Park Billy said,
"It was a busy first week then the boys have had a break which has given me the chance to watch some games on DVD and get my head round the calling systems. The first training session was on my first day, when I didn't know some of the faces or names, which was hard but I've enjoyed being here."
"I've been impressed with the players I've seen. There's a lot of experience and a lot of depth of talent particularly in the back line, which is really good, especially for competition for places and injury cover.'
"Apart from the free kick rule there won't be too much difference with the ELVs. There's definitely more emphasis on the kicking duels and there's some good go forward off the scrums, with the defensive side standing back five metres. So there are a couple of changes but the players have been picking them up really quickly."
Thank Blues it's Friday! The weekend will be starting HERE on Friday night as Cardiff Blues tackle Ulster in the Guinness PRO12 at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park - and we want you to be our guest at our big match day party!
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.
Second half tries from Dan Tuohy and Ian Humphreys saw Ulster claim the Friday night points on offer as Cardiff Blues suffered a 26-9 defeat to the impressive Irish province 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.