Rounds 1-13 of the GUINNESS PRO12 have now been announced
Cardiff Blues will kick-off the new GUINNESS PRO12 season on home soil on Super Sunday as we entertain Glasgow Warriors at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday, September 14 (kick-off 4pm).
The confirmed dates for the opening 13 rounds of the competition have today been announced by league chiefs following talks with official broadcasters.
New-look Blues, under the guidance of Director of Rugby Mark Hammett, will be in action for the very first time on Italian soil as they tackle Zebre at Stadio XXV Aprile on Sunday, September 7 (kick-off 5pm local time).
Fans can look forward to a real Christmas cracker at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park with a confirmed fixture with Newport Gwent Dragons on Boxing Day (kick-off 2.05pm). Blues kick-off 2015 with an away trip to Dragons on New Year's Day.
Other highlights include full-strength champions Leinster arriving in Cardiff on Saturday, January 10 (kick-off 2.40pm).
GUINNESS PRO12 FIXTURES - ROUND 1-13:
Round 1: Sunday, Sept 7 Zebre vs Cardiff Blues - Stadio XXV Aprile (5pm kick-off)
Round 2: Sunday, Sept 14 Cardiff Blues vs Glasgow Warriors - BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park (4pm kick-off)
Round 3: Friday, Sept 19 Cardiff Blues vs Ulster Rugby- BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park (7.35pm kick-off)
Round 4: Friday, Sept 26 Leinster Rugby vs Cardiff Blues - RDS (7.35pm kick-off)
Round 5: Friday, Oct 3 Connacht Rugby vs Cardiff Blues - Sportsground (7.35pm kick-off)
Round 6: Sunday, Oct 12 Ospreys vs Cardiff Blues - Liberty Stadium (4pm kick-off)
Round 7: Saturday, Nov 1 Cardiff Blues vs Munster - BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park (5.15pm kick-off)
Round 8: Sunday, Nov 23 Edinburgh vs Cardiff Blues - BT Murrayfield (4pm kick-off)
Round 9: Friday, Nov 28 Cardiff Blues vs Benetton Treviso - BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park (7.35pm kick-off)
Round 10: Friday, Dec 19 Cardiff Blues vs Scarlets - BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park (7.35pm kick-off)
Round 11: Friday, Dec 26 Cardiff Blues vs Newport Gwent Dragons - BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park (2.05pm kick-off)
Round 12: Thursday, Jan 1 Dragons vs Cardiff Blues - Rodney Parade (2.05pm kick-off)
Round 13: Saturday, Jan 10 Cardiff Blues vs Leinster Rugby - BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park (2.40pm kick-off)
Cardiff Blues travel to Myreside on Friday to take on Edinburgh Rugby in a crucial Guinness PRO12 clash, and with Wales facing Scotland in the RBS 6 Nations at BT Murrayfield on Saturday, it promises to be a weekend of non-stop rugby action at the Scottish capital. Here are some useful advice to Cardiff Blues travelling supporters.
To celebrate the opening of the newly refurbished Guinness PRO12 Pack Bar, the world famous Irish brewer will be offering supporters free pints of the black stuff ahead of Saturday's clash with Ulster.
'TACKLE' - the first-ever joint community rugby initiative between the four professional teams in Wales has been launched (today Weds 19th October) bringing an inspiring new rugby education programme to young people in Communities First areas. Partners in the project were joined by Wales' star rugby internationals Sam Warburton (Cardiff Blues), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Gareth Davies (Scarlets) and Hallam Amos (Newport Gwent Dragons), for the launch at Aberdare Community School.
The Welsh Rugby Union, together with Pro Rugby Wales, has secured significantly improved insurance cover for all registered players, coaches and referees at each of its member clubs and regions at reduced costs -working with Aon, one of the world's largest insurance brokers and risk advisors.