What's In A Name II
Derek Redwood | 20 July
There has been a lot of speculation recently about the possibility of dropping the Cardiff name as part of the need to embrace a wider geographical area for regional rugby. I ask myself why that should be either desirable or necessary
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'Change is the only constant' - A Brief History of the Pro 12
Andrew Collins | 18 July
The widely misattributed Heraclitus ‘quote’ should perhaps be the slogan for the Pro 12... Or Pro 14… as we once again face a raft of alterations and new teams as the league seeks additional finances. In what should be a shock move, the Pro 12, formerly known as the Celtic League, looks like it...
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The One That Got Away: A Review of the 2016/17 Season
Dan Pearce | 17 July
The 2016/17 season was a typically Cardiff Blues affair in many ways. It promised much, built hopes early on, crushed them over-and-over again, before just planting a seed of optimism in our minds that maybe next season will be the season of progress. Reasons for the mid-season collapse have been...
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A Level Playing Field?
Jonathon Bray | 28 June
So when Rodney Parade gets its new pitch, will we see equal WRU investments in Cardiff, Swansea and Llanelli?
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Cardiff Blues Website
CF10 Rugby Trust | 21 June
How a business presents itself in an increasingly digital world is crucial and an important determinant of how successful it is. In this blog we take a quick look at Cardiff Blues’ website against the background of our recent suggestions as to how a professional regional rugby club needs to market...
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Cardiff Blues, Star Wars and Carl Jung
CF10 Rugby Trust | 16 June
So what have Cardiff Blues, Star Wars and Carl Jung, the psychologist, got in common
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In Search of Love and Governance at Cardiff Arms Park
CF10 Rugby Trust | 13 June
In this blog we look at the importance of having the right people on the Board. People who can represent the shareholders and stakeholders of the club. People who understand the importance of governance, strategic thinking, organisational culture and leadership.
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What is Regional Rugby? (2) The Supporter "Pathway"
CF10 Rugby Trust | 02 June
A mini-essay in which we consider how to make more people feel engaged with Cardiff regional rugby.
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What is Regional Rugby? (1) The Player Pathway
CF10 Rugby Trust | 01 June
A blog in which we look at and consider the role of the Cardiff Capital Region in player development.
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So Regions it is, finally – Or is it?
CF10 Rugby Trust | 24 May
Back in March 2014, David Moffett advocated this type of structure with 5 regions across Wales; the four current pro regions plus the semi-pro North Wales region. This needs to be resurrected and not dismissed because of any personal antagonism which some still have towards Moffo.
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Stade 46-21 Cardiff Blues
Dan Pearce | 22 May
The season came to a battling, but injury ridden, end for Cardiff Blues on Friday evening as Stade Francais dashed dreams of a late Champions Cup qualification with a convincing win in Paris. Danny Wilson was able to name a relatively strong starting line-up, welcoming Rhys Gill, Josh Navidi and...
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Preview: Stade Francais v Cardiff Blues
Dan Pearce | 19 May
In a bizarre turn of events in the world of Cardiff Blues, a rugby match will actually break out this week, and an important one at that, as the team travel to Paris to take on Stade Francais in the semi-finals of the Champions Cup play-offs. A win on Friday evening will set up an away game at...
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