At Least Nero Fiddled
Martin Hughes | 21 August 2022
It’s just over a month before the season starts. Playing budgets are still bafflingly unresolved and subject to, we are told, interminable intense debate. In most rugby nations this would be an unprecedented crisis. In Wales it is now all too predictable.On one side the Welsh Rugby Union seem...
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A Few Words From A Critical Friend
Steve Coombs | 10 April 2022
CF10’s position has always been that it wishes to be seen as a “critical friend” by the club. Criticising when necessary and telling home truths when the club needs to be told some home truths. Because we want the club to succeed. Our criticism comes from a place of love. This intention needs to...
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Preview: Cardiff v Toulouse
Dan Pearce | 11 December 2021
It won't quite be the spectacle we all imagined when Cardiff meet Toulouse in the opening game of the 2021/22 Heineken Champions Cup at the Arms Park on Saturday, 1pm kick-off. Rather than the Blue and Blacks testing ourselves against the reigning French and European champions in a repeat of the...
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Cardiff Arms Park - the Stadium in the Heart of the City
Sally Carter | 08 November 2021
  Cardiff Arms Park was developed on land created by the diverting of the River Taff. Always prone to flooding, its boundaries dictated and restricted by the river on one side and the rapidly growing city hemming it in on the other, its location has always been problematic. It’s a ground that grew...
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Pounds, Points and Ouches
Martin Hughes | 04 November 2021
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1905 and all that: Cardiff’s first Superstar.
Steve Coombs | 28 October 2021
We once spoke to Arthur Harding, about the chances of Wales against the New Zealanders. "We'll win if Gwyn is with us. You don't know what it is, man, to have him behind you."  A Welsh International in many tough, struggles with Nicholls said of him recently:  "Do you know Gwyn? He is the best man...
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Cardiff RFC get new era off to a strong start
Dan Pearce | 25 October 2021
It's been a very solid start to the season for Cardiff as Steve Law's men head into a weekend off sitting second in the Indigo Group Premiership Cup's eastern pool just two points behind leaders Newport. With this Cup competition preceding the start of the Indigo Group Premiership proper in early...
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Cardiff 31-29 Dragons
Dan Pearce | 24 October 2021
Cardiff finished the first block of United Rugby Championship fixtures on a high by extending the winning streak over the Dragons at the Arms Park on Saturday night. With 10 internationals away plus injuries and covid isolations there was a changed look to the Blue and Blacks side with Corey...
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Preview: Cardiff v Dragons
Dan Pearce | 23 October 2021
The first block of United Rugby Championship fixtures comes to an end on Saturday afternoon as Cardiff welcome the Dragons to the Arms Park for a first home Welsh derby of the season, 5.15pm kick-off. After wins over Connacht and Sharks came either side of losses to the Ospreys and Bulls it is an...
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Cardiff 23-17 Sharks
Dan Pearce | 18 October 2021
Cardiff returned to winning ways at the Arms Park on Saturday night as a battling defensive performance earned a deserved victory over the Sharks. On the back of defeats against Ospreys and Bulls, Dai Young had taken the opportunity to refresh his starting XV with eight changes as Dillon Lewis,...
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Preview: Cardiff v Sharks
Dan Pearce | 16 October 2021
It's the second week of the home South African double header as Sharks arrive at the Arms Park on Saturday night for a 7.35pm kick-off. The game comes on the back of last week's loss to Bulls where despite a 16-3 lead for Cardiff at half-time, a disappointing second half saw the visitors come away...
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Cardiff 19-29 Bulls
Dan Pearce | 11 October 2021
Cardiff fell to a second disappointing defeat in a week as our first South African encounter in the United Rugby Championship ended with us beaten up by the Bulls. Dai Young had made five changes to the starting XV that lost to the Ospreys the week previously as Dmitri Arhip returned up front,...
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