Cardiff Blues Director of Coaching David Young has confirmed the pre-season fixtures for the team.
The build-up for the start of the new campaign includes two dress rehearsals at Cardiff Arms Park against Bristol and Worcester in August. Season ticket holders will receive free entry to both games if they renew their season ticket before 19th August.
David Young said,
We have played friendlies away against both Bristol and Worcester in the last two seasons and lost narrowly on both occasions. Our links with both teams go back many years and these games will be ideal preparation for the start of the new season as they are both among the best coached and supported sides in the English Premiership.
The two games will also provide an immediate opportunity for Worcesters Ryan Powell and Bristols Craig Morgan to play against their former Cardiff Blues team mates at the Arms Park.
Blues Pre-season Friendlies 2006
Cardiff Blues v Worcester Warriors Saturday 19th August kick off 3.00pm
Cardiff Blues v Bristol Friday 25th August kick off 7.15pm
Chief Executive Robert Norster said,
We received fantastic support last season, including the record breaking attendance at the Millennium Stadium for our game against Leinster. Following our strong finish to the Celtic League campaign we intend to build upon our successes in 2006/7 and hope to continue to attract a great following.
In recognition of this support we are offering all season ticket holders free entry to both games at the Arms Park.
Cardiff Blues will be sending renewal forms to season ticket holders in the next seven days. Season tickets will be on general sale from Monday 19th June. If you would like to purchase a season ticket visit or call the Ticket Office on 029 2030 2030.