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)
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.