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."
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.