Cardiff Blues CEO, Robert Norster today commented on the news that Llanelli Scarlets CEO, Stuart Gallacher is to retire from his current role at the close of the season:
"Stuart has been a strong character at the forefront of the challenging and often difficult evolution of our national sport. His wider contribution to our game will probably only be fully appreciated following his retirement given his undoubted knowledge and experience of both the domestic and European game has benefited Welsh Rugby not merely his own club and region.
I would personally like to take the opportunity to thank him for being such a dependable and stoic colleague throughout a demanding unprecedented period of change. His enthusiasm and drive has unquestionably contributed significantly to underpin success across all levels of the game in Wales."
Cardiff Blues were crowned the Welsh champions of the Premiership Rugby 7s Series on Saturday night to book a place at the Series Final on Friday, August 8 - and you can join them with tickets on sale NOW!
In its sixth year the Blues Cup once again showed to be huge hit throughout the region and is a great advert for the community game as each of the six finalists across the three age groups produced rugby of an outstanding level resulting in 14 tries.
Inspired Cardiff Blues enjoyed Judgement Day at the Millennium Stadium as they secured a tense 17-13 win over regional rivals Scarlets in a feisty and enthralling encounter in the RaboDirect PRO12 on Easter Sunday.