Blues' director of coaching David Young is relishing the fixture. He said,
"Pre-season matches between Leicester and Cardiff have always been very competitive as well as providing excellent entertainment. I welcome this opportunity for the Blues to carry on the tradition. Playing at Welford Road is always a special occasion and this year's game will be the ideal final preparation ahead of our respective Celtic League and Zurich Premiership fixtures the following week".
The Blues will also play Worcester at Sixways on Friday 13 August (kick-off 7.30pm) while another pre-season match on the weekend of 20/21 August is currently being arranged.