New Year, New Opportunities
CF10 Rugby Trust | 07 January
Another year has passed, one in which the future of rugby at Cardiff and of the Arms Park have once again remained spectacularly unresolved. Dare we hope for better in 2019? Is there any reason that we should be more optimistic? We think so and will use this blog to outline why and to suggest some...
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Ospreys 20-11 Cardiff Blues
Dan Pearce | 07 January
There was a disappointing end to the run of festive Welsh derbies for Cardiff Blues as a late Ospreys penalty ensured they came away from the Liberty Stadium without a win for yet another season. After last week's excellent bonus point away victory over Scarlets, head coach John Mulvihill kept...
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Preview: Ospreys v Cardiff Blues
Dan Pearce | 04 January
Cardiff Blues are looking to make it a clean sweep of three from three in the festive Welsh derbies this weekend as John Mulvihill's men travel West once again on Saturday. It comes after last weekend's journey beyond junction 33 produced a superb 5-34 win away at Scarlets, with tries from Lloyd...
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Cardiff 34-15 Pontypridd
Dan Pearce | 04 January
Cardiff RFC beat close rivals Pontypridd for the first time in 20 games across all competitions to kick off 2019 with a try bonus point bang at the Arms Park. The opening 10 minutes was a scrappy affair as both sides tried to get on top, but handling errors and breakdown penalties prevented either...
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Preview: Cardiff v Pontypridd
Dan Pearce | 01 January
What better way to see in 2019 than at the Arms Park as the old rivals of city boys Cardiff and valley boys Pontypridd go head-to-head in a full blooded Principality Premiership battle? It's second v third in the table and is set up to be a cracker with both teams in excellent form coming into the...
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Scarlets 5-34 Cardiff Blues
Dan Pearce | 31 December
Cardiff Blues ended 2018 with a bang as we won away at the Scarlets for the first time in two and a half years, and did it in try bonus point style at that. It inflicted the first home Guinness Pro14 defeat on the hosts at Parc y Scarlets for nearly two years, and while the West Wales side were a...
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Preview: Cardiff Blues v Scarlets
Dan Pearce | 29 December
The festive derbies continue this weekend as Cardiff Blues make the annual pilgrimage to the wild west to face Scarlets on Saturday, with another win required to keep pace in the play-off race. After last week's victory over Dragons, John Mulvihill's men just about kept in touch with Ospreys and...
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Cardiff Blues 19-16 Dragons
Dan Pearce | 26 December
In awful conditions at the Arms Park on Friday night, Cardiff Blues crept past a resilient Dragons side thanks to a last minute Gareth Anscombe penalty kick. The result just about keeps John Mulvihill's men in touch with Ospreys in the race for third place, the last play-off place and automatic...
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Preview: Cardiff Blues v Dragons
Dan Pearce | 21 December
It's that time of year again as rivalries re-commence and the festive derbies return to Wales, with Cardiff Blues welcoming Dragons to the Arms Park to start the season of 'goodwill'. After two weeks of Heineken Champions Cup action against Gallagher Premiership champions Saracens, it's a...
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A Cardiff Carol
CF10 Rugby Trust | 18 December
Chapter 1 The old Benefactor Era was dead. Of that, there could be no doubt. The Western Mail reported, the BBC explained it and social media went into meltdown debating it. The Benefactor Era was dead. As dead as a doornail. Ebenezer Phillips growled as he entered his office in the Principality...
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Saracens 14-26 Cardiff Blues
Dan Pearce | 17 December
The Cardiff Blues involvement in this season's Heineken Champions Cup is over despite a second spirited performance against Gallagher Premiership champions Saracens in a week. Once again we were leading as the sides went in at half-time, and even as the clock ticked past the 75th minute there was...
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Preview: Cardiff Blues v Saracens
Dan Pearce | 15 December
The Arms Park plays host to the second instalment of the Cardiff Blues v Saracens Heineken Champions Cup pool stage double header on Saturday, with John Mulvihill's men looking to bounce back from a heavy defeat last Sunday. It was a promising first 40 minutes at Allianz Park, despite an early...
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