The Cardiff Blues squad recently visited the Elite Fitness training centre in Fairwater, Cardiff for a gruelling boxing session with fitness trainer Simon Harling and local boxing legend Steve Robinson, the former WBO World Featherweight Champion.
With less Magners League fixtures being played during the Six Nations tournament it was an ideal time for the players to work on their fitness ahead of their game against Glasgow at the Arms Park this Friday. The boys were put through their paces on the speedball, punch bags and sparring sessions with some players shining brighter than others.
Elite Fitness are supporting local charity the Joshua Foundation by holding a White Collar boxing evening on Friday 5 June at the Marriott Hotel in Cardiff. They are looking for fighters to take part in the event. For only £100 entrants will receive 10 weeks of boxing training with the former WBO World Featherweight Champion. The sessions include sparring with other contenders and a complete fitness programme.
Speaking at the Elite Fitness training centre, Cardiff Blues Captain Paul Tito said,
"Boxers are some of the fittest sportsmen around so it was great to get an insight into the type of training that they do and how this transfers to rugby players."
"The training sessions were hard going but it was something different and I think the boys enjoyed it."
"The White Collar Boxing Tournament sounds like it will be great event. Boxing training is definitely a good way of getting fit and it is also supporting a fantastic cause."
The White Collar Boxing Tournament will be held in the Marriott Hotel, Cardiff. Tables for 10 guests are available at the event, priced at £450 with a corporate option priced at £600.
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.