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Wilson reacts to Challenge Cup draw

At today’s EPCR pool draw in Neuchatel, Switzerland, Wales’ Capital Region were top tier seeds and pooled with their cross-border rivals and Top 14 Pyrenees outfit Pau. There will be a sense of familiarity with Aviva Premiership newcomers Bristol, who are also pre-season opponents, with both head coach Danny Wilson and new backs coach Matt Sherratt previously enjoying stints at …

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Shingler sets sights on game time

The 25-year-old has moved east to Wales’ Capital Region following a three-year stint with the Scarlets. He hopes to secure more game-time at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park but knows competition will be fierce with Gareth Anscombe, Jarrod Evans and Matthew Morgan all capable of pulling on the fly-half jersey. Shingler said: “There’s real quality in that position, we will …

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Allen offers inspiration on 7s stage

The 23-year-old Wales international is currently training with the GB7s squad with the hope of getting selected for the side heading to Rio for this summer’s Olympic Games. Allen is a prime example of a man who has used the 7s format to launch an extremely promising rugby career, playing for the Wales national sevens squad on the 2012-13 World …

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Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series ticket details

The evening on Friday, July 22, will see the iconic rugby stadium host the four Welsh regions – Cardiff Blues, reigning champions Newport Gwent Dragons, the Ospreys and the Scarlets – with a carnival theme. It promises to be an action packed night of high-octane, running rugby in a summer of sevens. Tickets are priced at £5 for concessions and …

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Hodges and Wilson host regional coaches

As part of the continued professional development pathway within Wales’ Capital Region the coaches from the Blues Under-16s and Under-18s teams, the Dewar Shield and the Hub Officers assembled at the Vale Resort training base. They received an overview from Cardiff Blues head coach Wilson and Elite Performance Pathway Manager Hodges before pre-season strength and conditioning presentations from Dan Akenhead …

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Williams aims to bring a physical edge

The powerful number eight pitched up at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park at the end of last month and began his pre-season preparations two weeks ago. He is nearing a return to fitness following the shoulder surgery he underwent while at Ulster and it is hoped he will play some part in the summer friendlies against Newport Gwent Dragons and …

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European Challenge Cup draw details

Both draws will be broadcast live on Sky Sports News, beIN Sports and Infosport+ and streamed live on www.epcrugby.com The event comperes in Neuchâtel will be Alex Payne (Sky Sports) and Matthieu Lartot (France Télévisions) with Dimitri Yachvili (beIN Sports) and Ieuan Evans (Sky Sports) conducting the draws. The key principles and key steps integral to the Pool Draw are …

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Cardiff Blues visit Techniquest

Following their first week of training ahead of the 2016-17 campaign, the session offered Wales’ Capital Region the opportunity to work on their communication and teamwork skills. Coaches, players and backroom staff joined forces as Danny Wilson’s men took part in three different, competitive activity sessions at the Cardiff Bay attraction. Cardiff Blues head coach Danny Wilson said: “Following a …

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Injury update

Lloyd Williams suffered an ankle injury while training during the Wales tour of New Zealand. The scrum-half has now undergone successful surgery to repair the damage and will begin a rehabilitation process. Josh Turnbull requires further assessment to the shoulder injury he suffered against the Chiefs but it is not thought to be serious. Gethin Jenkins also returned from the …

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Cardiff will be brimming with Sevens talent

BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park will host the first leg of this year’s competition in exactly a month’s time, with the Blues hoping to make their mark on home soil. Wales 7s starlets Adam Thomas, Owen Jenkins and Ben Roach have all plied their trade for the Blues, and Hodges is hopeful fans will get to see them strut their …

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