The Cardiff Blues start their Magners League campaign with a home match against champions Leinster on Saturday, 6.30pm kick off.
In accordance with Tournament Rules, the Cardiff Blues have confirmed the following squad with Celtic Rugby. The squad has been registered for the Magners League 2008/09 season. A team may register up to 36 players and may amend their nominated squad, with approval from Celtic Rugby, any time up until 31 January.
The Cardiff Blues player profile and coaches pages have been updated with confirmation of the squad.
Ben Blair, Aled Brew, Chris Czekaj, Bradley Davies, Taufa'ao Filise, Rhys Gill, Dafydd Hewitt, Tom James, Gethin Jenkins, Ross Johnson, Deiniol Jones, Mark Lewis, Ma'ama Molitika, Scott Morgan, Richard Mustoe, Andy Powell, Gary Powell, Richie Rees, Jamie Roberts, Scott Roberts, Jamie Robinson, Nick Robinson, Xavier Rush, Tom Shanklin, Robin Sowden-Taylor, Jason Spice, Ceri Sweeney, Gareth Thomas, T.Rhys Thomas, Paul Tito, Ben White, Gareth Williams, Martyn Williams,
Rhys Williams, John Yapp.
Ceri Sweeney (Dragons)
Richard Mustoe (Ospreys)
Aled Brew (Ospreys)
Damian Welsh (Cardiff RFC)
Sam Warburton (Glamorgan Wanderers)
Billy Millard (Backs Coach)
Gareth Baber (Skills Coach)
Justin Burnell (Forwards Coach)
Rob Howley (Wales Backs Coach)
Nick Macleod (Sale Sharks)
Robert Sidoli (Bristol)
James Goode (Manawatu)
Duane Goodfield (Dragons)
Tal Selley (Dragons)
Marc Stcherbina (Season loan to Dragons)
Tom Riley (Newport RFC)
Rhys Shellard (Cardiff RFC)
Existing Season Ticket holders are advised that full details of all packages for the 2015/16 season have now been posted out to you and will arrive in the coming days - and that the deadline to renew your seat has now been extended!
Supporters are advised that Cardiff Blues will be holding a presentation on the field post match on Saturday afternoon to mark those players leaving the region, hand out caps and the end of season awards.
First team stars Cory Allen, Ellis Jenkins, Adam Jones and Kristian Dacey were among the special guests as Cardiff Blues held the Sphere Solutions Blues Tag Rugby Festival at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
The players at Cardiff Blues will be hoping to play with some true Gallic flair for the rest of the Guinness PRO12 season - after the region teamed up with a successful French bistrot in the Welsh capital.
Cardiff Blues will be celebrating St David's Day when the region faces Edinburgh Rugby at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 12.45pm) - with hundreds of children invited as part of our Regional Schools Day.