29 Aug 14
Impressive Cardiff Blues pushed English powerhouse side Leicester Tigers all the way with an hugely encouraging performance as final preparations for the new Guinness PRO12 season continued at Welford Road.
Scrum half Tavis Knoyle made his return to Wales in 2014 after the talented back agreed a summer move to Cardiff Blues.
Knoyle – who has won 11 caps for Wales - made the summer switch from Aviva Premiership club Gloucester Rugby, having previously played for Scarlets.
The all-action number nine started his rugby career in his home of Glynneath and played for both Neath RFC and Llanelli RFC before making one appearance for the Ospreys.
However, it was at the Scarlets that Knoyle really made his name, developing into an international calibre player and first named in the Wales squad to tour New Zealand in summer 2010. He made his debut against the All Blacks in Dunedin in June 2010.
Knoyle – who has also played Wales Sevens - was named in the Welsh RBS 6 Nations squad for 2011, winning his second cap in the clash with Scotland at Murrayfield, and was part of the 2011 Rugby World Cup squad.
|DOB||2nd Jun 1990|
|Height||1.85 m (6' 1")|
|Weight||91 kg (14 st 4 lb)|
|Honours||Wales (11 caps)|