To Affinity...and a triangulation of expentancy
Martin Hughes | 07 January
Imagine Wales having four professional rugby sides .... we do? OK, but imagine one in the east called Dragons (tick) one in the south called Blues (not quite), one in the north called North Wales Bay Buccaneers (a cool half a million already) and one in the west called Scarlet Ospreylian Wizards (...
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Preview: Ospreys v Cardiff Blues
Dan Pearce | 06 January
A run of three Welsh derbies comes to an end this weekend as Cardiff Blues' first game of 2017 sees us traverse the M4 to Swansea, for a game against Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium. At one point a few years ago this was the biggest game in Welsh rugby, with the two best teams post-2003 squaring...
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In CF10 We Trust
Simon Jones | 05 January
When I first became involved with the CF10 Trust it was during the euphoric days of the start of last season. Cardiff Blues had won three on the bounce and looked set fair to have the season we all believed they were capable of. My main concerns were around the challenge of setting up a supporters...
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Cardiff Blues 11-14 Scarlets
Dan Pearce | 02 January
Cardiff Blues finished 2017 as they ended, with a loss against West Wales rivals Scarlets. In front of a sell-out Arms Park it was a disappointing finish to the year after dominating large parts of the game. Danny Wilson had been able to welcome back a number of players from the treatment room,...
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Preview: Cardiff Blues v Scarlets
Dan Pearce | 31 December
The final game of 2017 for Cardiff Blues sees Scarlets travel to a sold-out Cardiff Arms Park for the second in a run of three straight Welsh derbies over the festive period. It was almost 365 days ago that the year started with a 15-10 defeat to Scarlets in Llanelli, with 15 wins, 13 losses and a...
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500 and climbing...
CF10 Rugby Trust | 29 December
One of our Twitter detractors recently suggested that CF10 was so small and irrelevant the members could meet in a phone-box. Well, that phone-box has just got a lot bigger; our membership has just gone over the 500 mark. That’s fantastic news, because it means that over 500 people are committed...
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Dragons 17-22 Cardiff Blues
Dan Pearce | 28 December
The first of the Welsh derby spoils returned to the capital on Boxing Day as Cardiff Blues battled the weather and the opposition to overcome the Dragons at Rodney Parade. In the midst of a torrential downpour it was a story of grit and determination from the away side's forwards, as well as...
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Pontypridd 20-18 Cardiff
Dan Pearce | 27 December
Cardiff RFC fell marginally short at Sardis Road as Pontypridd claimed the spoils in the traditional festive fixture that brought an end to the first half of the Welsh Premiership season. Blue and Blacks head coach Steve Law was boosted by the inclusion of a number of Cardiff Blues players,...
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Preview: Dragons v Cardiff Blues
Dan Pearce | 26 December
Christmas means presents, food, time with the family and, of course, Welsh derbies. This year is no different as Cardiff Blues travel to Rodney Parade on Boxing Day afternoon to face the Dragons. Almost 140 years to the date that a Cardiff side first made a trip to the Newport town centre ground,...
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Preview: Pontypridd v Cardiff
Dan Pearce | 23 December
For many years Christmas meant just one thing for rugby fans on the south section of the A470 corridor. It wasn't spending time with family, presents or eating too much food. It was Cardiff v Pontypridd on Boxing Day. Indeed, for 24 years between 1972 and 1996, with the exception of 1976 and 1995...
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Cardiff and Christmas down the years
Dan Pearce | 21 December
Christmas has always been a time synonymous with eating, drinking, present giving and rugby. As the uninitiated hoards headed for the Boxing Day sales, the enlightened among us were heading for the Arms Park, and some festive blessings at the Cathedral of Cardiff Rugby. The history of December...
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Twas the week before Christmas
Martin Hughes | 19 December
T’was a week before Christmas, when all thru the Park Not a creature was stirring, not even a lark; The jerseys were hung by the hook with care, In hope that our team soon would be there; The crowd were nestled all snug on the south Gourmet Scotch Eggs adorning their mouth Dickie and Peter in the...
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