Judging Judgement Day
Dan Pearce | 02 May
This past Saturday saw the sixth edition of Welsh professional rugby's 'Judgement Day' event take place at the Principality Stadium, with all four sides in action across two Guinness Pro14 games. As the dust settled on another day at the Stadium, debate was again fierce about the future of...
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Cardiff Blues 23-26 Ospreys
Dan Pearce | 30 April
Cardiff Blues suffered a first 'home' loss since New Year's Eve on Saturday, as a much-changed side fell to a strong Ospreys outfit thanks to a late Dan Biggar drop goal at Judgement Day. Of course, with the game being staged next door at the Principality Stadium it wasn't really a home fixture...
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Preview: Cardiff Blues v Ospreys
Dan Pearce | 28 April
The Guinness Pro14 comes to an end of Saturday as Cardiff Blues face Ospreys at the Principality Stadium with nothing but pride and momentum at stake for both sides. This sixth annual edition of Welsh professional rugby's showpiece event, where all four Welsh teams play each other in front of 60,...
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Cardiff Blues 16-10 Pau
Dan Pearce | 23 April
Cardiff Blues became European finalists for the third time in our history on Saturday as, in front of a packed out Cardiff Arms Park, French side Section Paloise were defeated in the first semi-final at CAP since 1997. After a good few years of underachieving, off-field turbulence, and in the last...
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Preview: Cardiff Blues v Pau
Dan Pearce | 21 April
For the first time since November 1997, European knockout rugby returns to the Arms Park this weekend as Pau arrive for the Challenge Cup semi-final, with a spot in the Bilbao final up for grabs. Of course there have been plenty of notable knockout matches for Cardiff Blues in the meantime, with...
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Southern Kings 12-45 Cardiff Blues
Dan Pearce | 16 April
Cardiff Blues qualified for next season's European Champions Cup in style with a seven point thrashing of the Southern Kings to round off the mini South African tour. Although the opposition offered little resistance defensively, it was still an accomplished performance from the visitors, who...
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Preview: Southern Kings v Cardiff Blues
Dan Pearce | 14 April
The final game of the mini-South Africa tour also doubles up as the penultimate round of the Guinness Pro14 regular season this weekend, as Cardiff Blues face Southern Kings at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. After last weekend's brave second half comeback against the Cheetahs, which was...
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Cheetahs 29-27 Cardiff Blues
Dan Pearce | 09 April
A brave second-half comeback from Cardiff Blues was dashed by an 87th minute penalty try for the Cheetahs after an enthralling game in Bloemfontein. It comes after a chaotic week that started with qualifying for the European Challenge Cup semi-finals in Edinburgh last week, before descending into...
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Preview: Cheetahs v Cardiff Blues
Dan Pearce | 07 April
After the elation of winning through to the European Challenge Cup semi-finals last weekend, it is back to business as usual for Cardiff Blues this week, with a big Guinness Pro14 match against Cheetahs. There are just three rounds to go in the regular season section of the league, and Danny...
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Edinburgh 6-20 Cardiff Blues
Dan Pearce | 01 April
Cardiff Blues reached the semi-finals of European competition for the fifth time after winning out over Edinburgh in the battle of the in-form Guinness Pro14 teams at Murrayfield on Saturday. It was a superb performance in cold and wet conditions in Scotland, and the celebrations of the players...
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Preview: Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues
Dan Pearce | 31 March
The time has come for the European Challenge Cup quarter-final, the battle of the capital cities, a face-off between the in-form Guinness Pro14 sides. Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues, Saturday evening at Murrayfield. It may well be the second tier European competition between sides either battling to...
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Cardiff Rugby and European knockouts
Dan Pearce | 30 March
In over 140 years of Cardiff Rugby there has been plenty of memorable moments, from wins over international touring sides, to Welsh Cup and merit table triumphs, and the sheer amount of British and Irish Lions squad members provided. Since 1995 brought professionalism to rugby union though, many...
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