Preview: Cardiff v Newport
Dan Pearce | 24 December 2016
Forget the presents, the turkey and the misery of another Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas special, because Pro12 action returns with a bang on Boxing Day as the festive derbies commence with the visit of Newport Gwent Dragons to a sold out Arms Park. The south-east Wales derby is back for another...
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Bath 38-3 Cardiff
Dan Pearce | 19 December 2016
There was a bonus-point win for Bath on Thursday night as Cardiff Blues slipped to second place in pool four of the Challenge Cup. The main talking points of the game though, not for the first time this season, revolved around refereeing decisions, or lack of them. Danny Wilson had made three...
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Freefall or Rollercoasting?
Martin Hughes | 15 December 2016
It is inevitable as we reach the more or less half way point of the season, the early confidence of four wins on the trot have been replaced by a more grounded and realistic mindset. Being honest few expected Cardiff to reach Christmas unbeaten bestriding the rugby universe like a team of Blue...
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Preview: Bath v Cardiff
Dan Pearce | 15 December 2016
After just a five day turnaround we travel to Bath on Thursday night for the second of our European double header against the West Country side where a win would see us almost confirmed of a place in the knockout stages of the tournament. Last Saturday's win signalled a real return to form for...
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Cardiff 28-3 Bath
Dan Pearce | 12 December 2016
There was a dramatic return to form for Cardiff on Saturday as a distinctly disappointing Bath side were swept aside comfortably. The win maintains an unbeaten record in this season's Challenge Cup and signals our first home victory since October and the last set of European matches. On paper the...
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Preview: Cardiff v Bath
Dan Pearce | 10 December 2016
European action returns this weekend as Aviva Premiership side Bath make the short trip across the Severn Bridge to the Arms Park. With both sides unbeaten so far this double header will go some way to deciding the pool outcome. Cardiff find themselves slightly ahead of the West country side at...
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Cardiff 22-35 Ulster
Dan Pearce | 05 December 2016
Ulster came away with a bonus point win from the Arms Park on Saturday night as Danny Wilson's side spectacularly managed to play themselves out of the game with a series of mistakes. Cardiff now find themselves five points off the Pro12's top six, and a further five off the play-off places....
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Preview: Cardiff v Ulster
Dan Pearce | 03 December 2016
Five weeks since the last Guinness Pro12 game at the Arms Park, Cardiff are back this weekend as they welcome Ulster in a crucial clash to kick off December. With both teams currently suffering a drop in form it is a huge fixture in terms of staying in touch with the league's top six. Ulster...
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Connacht 18-7 Cardiff
Dan Pearce | 28 November 2016
Cardiff Blues returned to Pro12 action with a bump on Friday night as they suffered a defeat to Connacht in Galway. A disappointing performance leaves plenty of work to do to if the team are going to establish a top six presence by the end of the festive period. Danny Wilson didn't particularly...
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Preview: Connacht v Cardiff
Dan Pearce | 25 November 2016
Pro12 action returns on Friday night with a tricky trip to Galway face Danny Wilson's side as they begin the run of six games that will take them through to Christmas. Despite Connacht being the reigning Champions they have had a fairly nightmare start to the season, but should never be written off...
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A Team
Dan Pearce | 23 November 2016
Now, as good of a second row as Mr T may be, this isn't about the fictional US Special Forces unit. It's about what I see as the missing piece of the regional development pathway puzzle and how we can solve it to maximise potential for young players to make it in the first team. Over the last few...
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Cardiff 7-31 Ospreys
Dan Pearce | 19 November 2016
There was a second Anglo-Welsh Cup loss in five days for Cardiff as they went down to a bonus-point defeat at home to West Wales rivals Ospreys, with the game turning on a 46th minute red card to Georgian prop Anton Peikrishvili, making his first start for the club. After last week's heavy 62-25...
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