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Land Rover become new Principal Partners

Today’s announcement was made in the grounds of Cardiff Castle, as the full Cardiff Blues squad were joined by representatives from each of the 75 grassroots rugby clubs that make up the region. Youngsters from the regional clubs were invited to take part in a festival of rugby within the Castle grounds, run by coaches and players from Cardiff Blues. …

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John pleased with 7s learning curve

Wales Capital Region let a 12-0 lead slip as they lost their cup semi-final to Sale Sharks and dropped into the plate. But they won their next two games against English giants Northampton Saints and Harlequins to leave the Ricoh Arena with silverware. John, who spent several years as a coach with Wales 7s, joined Richard Hodges to lead the …

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Jenkins salutes squad effort

An opening defeat to Sale Shark saw Wales’ Capital Region exit the cup competition but they romped past Northampton Saints to reach the Plate final. They were without inspirational captain Adam Thomas for the final against Harlequins and Jenkins leaded the side in his absence. And the Wales 7s star was delighted to play his part in a thrilling fightback, …

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Hodges ready for Sale Sharks showdown

The best eight teams in the competition will descend on the Ricoh Arena and the Blues, who won three games out of three to qualify from the Welsh leg, have tweaked their squad for the finale. Ethan Davies has been drafted in and joins fellow Wales 7s core stars Adam Thomas, Ben Roach and Owen Jenkins – offsetting the loss …

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Cardiff Blues unveil iBeacon at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park

In their quest to offer an enhanced fan experience the marketing team at Wales’ Capital Region turned to Newport-based iBeacon manufacturer GCell to supply and install a network of solar powered iBeacon. These small iBeacon devices emit a Bluetooth signal that can be received by fans with the Cardiff Blues app installed on their smartphone. When a fan comes into …

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Jenkins ready to build on summer success

The 23-year-old scooped the Players’ Player of the Year gong at the 2015-16 End of Season Awards Evening and was rewarded for his fine form with a late call-up to the Wales tour of New Zealand. Not only did Jenkins jet to the Land of the Long White Cloud but he made his senior international debut against the World Champions …

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Thomas ready to earn 7s call again

Former Wales 7s captain Thomas has played more than 30 World Rugby 7s Series tournaments, reaching a World Cup quarter-final in 2013, but the Blues man is intent on replicating the success of regional rivals Newport Gwent Dragons by clinching Singha 7s glory. The Blues are utilising every ounce of experience at their disposal, with Wales 7s core players Thomas, …

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Cardiff Blues add experience for 7s finals

Wales’ Capital Region qualified for the Ricoh Arena finale thanks to a Group A clean sweep at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park last month. But they will be without a host of their young stars who are now with Wales Under-18s and depart for South Africa early next week. Richard Hodges has bolstered his squad with Ethan Davies, who joins …

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Williams eager for 7s showdown

Williams joined Welsh 7s internationals Owen Jenkins, Adam Thomas and Ben Roach in helping the Blues to a Group A clean sweep last month. They were rewarded for their daring picks, claiming three wins from three on an electrifying night at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park. At 18, Williams was enjoying a first taste of senior rugby for the Welsh …

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Hodges salutes experienced stars

Wales Capital Region conquered all three regional rivals as they finished top of Pool A at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park. They will now travel to Coventry on August 7, for the series final, and will be joined by the Ospreys who qualified as runners-up. Dane Blacker stole the show in the final encounter with Newport Gwent Dragons, scoring the …

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