Pain, permits and progress: Cardiff RFC's 2017/18 season
Dan Pearce | 16 May
Amidst the jubilation of Cardiff Blues winning a second European Challenge Cup on Friday night, Cardiff RFC's season also came to an end on the weekend, albeit in slightly less glamorous circumstances. Indeed, the 17-20 loss to Ebbw Vale at the Arms Park on Saturday sort of summed up the Blue...
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Cardiff Blues 31-30 Gloucester - Cardiff Blues are European Challenge Cup Champions once again
Dan Pearce | 14 May
Cardiff Blues won a second European Challenge Cup in remarkable fashion after completing an unlikely comeback from 6-20 down against Gloucester at the San Mames Stadium in Bilbao on Friday. It was a fitting end to a fine second half of the season for Wales' Capital Region, which saw us lose just...
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Preview: Cardiff Blues v Gloucester
Dan Pearce | 11 May
The 2017/18 season comes to a close on Friday night for Cardiff Blues as we face Gloucester in the European Challenge Cup Final at Bilbao's San Mames Stadium. It seems a fitting way to bring the campaign to an end, one which saw a real rocky start both on and off the field, as well as some real...
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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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