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.
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.