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)
Warren Gatland has confirmed he will be joining the fast approaching 50,000-strong crowd at Judgement Day III on Saturday to run the rule over potential Wales Rugby World Cup squad members in the competitive surrounds of the Millennium Stadium.
Cardiff Blues are hosting a special Open Evening this Wednesday night at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park to give prospective students and parents the chance to discover more about our new and exciting rugby education programme.
Our Cardiff Blues Rugby Camps return this Easter to give children right across our region the opportunity to participate in rugby during the holidays - and after selling out our last two camps you can book NOW to avoid any disappointment!
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.
Fine footwear retailer The Brogue Trader - one of the official sponsors of Cardiff Blues - is celebrating after being recognised by the British Footwear Association at its annual Footwear Industry Awards.
Battling Cardiff Blues produced a second half performance packed full of character and spirit to push Ulster Rugby all the way in an absorbing Guinness PRO12 encounter at a packed out Kingspan Stadium.