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Anglo-Welsh Cup fixtures announced

Following a season in waiting due to the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the cross border competition is back for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Wales’ Capital Region begin their campaign against familiar opposition on home turf and will then travel to Exeter Chiefs and Sale Sharks before hosting Worcester Warriors in Round 4. Round 1: Cardiff Blues v Ospreys (Friday, November …

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Sherratt looks ahead to Bristol

The region’s new backs and attack coach took up his post following a five-year stint with Bristol, culminating in their promotion to the English Premiership. But before Bristol return to the English top flight they will be Sherratt’s first opponents at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park. During pre-season Wales’ Capital Region will travel to face Newport Gwent Dragons on August …

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Cardiff Blues book their place in 7s final

Wales’ Capital Region needed at least two points from the final match of the Welsh leg at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park but they took five in a thrilling encounter. Despite an early try from Blacker, the Blues trailed 15-5 at the break and it looked unlikely that they would make finals day in Coventry. The Blues, led by elite …

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Cardiff Blues squad for Singha 7s Series

The competition gets underway at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Friday and elite performance pathway manager Richard Hodges, who is leading the squad, has drafted in some familiar faces. Wales 7s internationals Adam Thomas, Ben Roach and Owen Jenkins will all return to their former region for the tournament. Pontypridd full-back Geraint Walsh will also return to Cardiff Blues …

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Earle eager to impress under Wilson

The physical, South African-born second-row moved east along the M4 following three seasons with the Scarlets and linked up with Wales’ Capital Region last month. Wilson, who recently added a year to his existing contract, worked with Earle during his time in west Wales and left a lasting impression, something that has transferred to pre-season Now the 29-year-old is looking …

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Wilson adds a year to existing deal

Wilson joined Wales’ Capital Region ahead of the 2015-16 season, penning a three-year deal, and guided his side to seventh in the Guinness PRO12 – winning 10 of 14 league matches in the second-half of the campaign. Following that improvement and in a commitment to his long-term plan at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park, it was agreed at the beginning …

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Roach raring to go for Singha 7s

The carrot of playing and beating the best 7s sides the Aviva Premiership Rugby has to offer in Coventry on 7 August is high on Roach’s agenda. With the Blues possessing a squad full of international class – Wales 7s starlets Adam Thomas, Owen Jenkins as well as Roach have all been recruited for the tournament – the Welsh region …

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Cardiff Blues Premiership Select drawn in Pool 1

The regional select outfit have been grouped with the Exiles, Ulster A and Jersey Reds. They host London Scottish on the weekend of October 14, while the first trip is to Jersey the following weekend. Cardiff Blues Premiership Select fixtures: Cardiff Blues Premiership Select v London Scottish (Oct 14-16) Jersey Reds v Cardiff Blues Premiership Select (Oct 21-23) Ulster A …

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Gethin Jenkins Testimonial Committee Announces Testimonial Year

Benefit seasons are reserved for elite performers who have contributed greatly and represented their teams with distinction over an extended period, which is certainly the case with Gethin, one of the most outstanding players of his generation. The Welsh Rugby Union and the Cardiff Blues are together supporting the Testimonial, in recognition of Gethin’s enormous contribution to Welsh Rugby. Gethin …

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Williams relishing pre-season gains

The scrum-half enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2015-16, making his first start for Wales Capital Region and racking up seven appearances. Williams is now in the midst of his first full pre-season with the senior set-up and he hopes to reap the rewards. He said: “Pre-season has been good – the first two weeks were tough, we then had a …

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