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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Cardiff Blues 14-6 Sale Sharks
Dan Pearce | 18 December
Cardiff Blues bounced back from the disappointment of the performance at the AJ Bell Stadium to secure top spot in the European Challenge Cup's pool two with victory over Sale Sharks. After being nil'd in the reverse fixture in Salford last week, the focus of the pre-match media had been on how...
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Preview: Cardiff Blues v Sale Sharks
Dan Pearce | 17 December
Round four of the Challenge Cup rolls around this weekend as Sale Sharks arrive at Cardiff Arms Park for the second in the December double headers. After last week's 24-0 defeat at the AJ Bell Stadium there is more than a point to prove for the Cardiff Blues players after failing to score a point...
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Sale Sharks 24-0 Cardiff Blues
Dan Pearce | 13 December
Cardiff Blues suffered their first defeat of the 2017/18 European Challenge Cup in embarrassing fashion as they failed to register a score against Sale Sharks on Saturday afternoon. After impressive victories over Lyon and Toulouse in rounds one and two, there was a tangible positivity around...
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Preview: Sale Sharks v Cardiff Blues
Dan Pearce | 08 December
European action resumes this weekend as Cardiff Blues travel up to Salford to take on Sale Sharks in the first of the Challenge Cup festive double headers. Currently leading pool two after wins over Lyon and Toulouse in the first two rounds, there is a great chance for Danny Wilson's men to put...
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Time is ticking
Dan Pearce | 07 December
Transfer silly season is now well underway, with players and coaches making big decisions on where they will be plying their trade come September next year. As more money comes into the game, the rugby transfer market slides closer to that of football, and rumours start earlier and earlier. At the...
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Glasgow Warriors 40-16 Cardiff Blues
Dan Pearce | 05 December
A controversial refereeing decision saw Glasgow Warriors extend their unbeaten run in the Guinness Pro14 to ten games despite a valiant Cardiff Blues effort. After a promising start to the game it was flipped on it's head in the 29th minute as Fa'ao Filise was inexplicably red carded by Nigel...
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Preview: Glasgow Warriors v Cardiff Blues
Dan Pearce | 01 December
Cardiff Blues travel up to Scotland on Friday night as they get set to face unbeaten Pro14 Conference A leaders Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun. After two must-win games against teams around us in the league, it's now a big test against the in-form side in the Pro14, with the Scottish side currently...
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More-vember
Martin Hughes | 29 November
There is little doubt, as the current Autumnal series stutters to an all-too-predictable crescendo, something is missing here in Wales. It is deeper than the annual defeats to Australia and New Zealand and the torpid plod against a Tier 2 side, as an aside just how terrific were the Georgian pack?...
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