Cardiff Blues were dealt a blow ahead of their match against the Border Reivers with the news that Andy Powell will be out of action for six months after injuring his left shoulder in the match against Ulster last weekend.
The results of a scan received today revealed that Powell will need shoulder reconstruction surgery. It is a particularly cruel blow for Powell who has missed most of this season with an identical injury to his right shoulder, sustained in the friendly match against Bristol in August. He had worked hard to get his fitness back and played well for the Blues in their wins over Edinburgh and Ulster and it is now thought he will be sidelined until October.
Judgement Day is back at the Millennium Stadium for 2015 with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) and Regions confirming today that tickets will cost just £10 per head to see all four of Wales' GUINNESS PRO12 sides in action under one roof.
Battling Cardiff Blues produce a performance of full pride and heart in adversity as they lost out to reigning champions Leinster Rugby in a pulsating Guinness PRO12 encounter at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
Cory Allen scored the only try of the game as Cardiff Blues edged an absorbing and dramatic Welsh derby with Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade to open 2015 in the Guinness PRO12 with a crucial victory.