Category Archives: Cardiff Sport

Cardiff Blues Half-Term Report

The turn of the year generally strikes the halfway point through any given Northern Hemisphere season, so with that in mind this week’s blog takes a look back an what has been a largely up-and-down few months for Cardiff Blues in the form of their report card. Summary September showed much promise for Cardiff who […]

http://cardiffbluesblog.com/2017/01/07/cardiff-blues-half-term-report/

12 Days of Cardiffmas: Twelve TJ Tries

So the Cardiff version of the 12 Days of Christmas draws to a close, and my review of 2016 finishes up with a nice little plateau into the Cardiff Rugby Life’s 2016 Player of the Year. Tom James has been a revelation since his return from Exeter Chiefs. The club’s all-time top try scorer seems […]

http://cardiffbluesblog.com/2017/01/05/12-days-of-cardiffmas-twelve-tj-tries/

12 Days of Cardiffmas: 10 New Signings

Summer 2016 was always going to be a busy transfer period as Danny Wilson looked to take full advantage of the transfer period to begin the process of building a team that he wants and suits his style of play, all part of the three year plan. As such he spent much of the first […]

http://cardiffbluesblog.com/2017/01/04/12-days-of-cardiffmas-10-new-signings/

12 Days of Cardiffmas: Eleven Bonus Points

2016 was certainly not the year of the bonus point for Cardiff Blues. Across the 29 European and Pro12 games of the year we managed just eleven. And that’s the total of losing and try bonus points combined. In the Pro12 table that ended 2016 we were the second lowest bonus point scorers, something that […]

http://cardiffbluesblog.com/2017/01/04/12-days-of-cardiffmas-eleven-bonus-points/

Cardiff Huskies Sledge Hockey Club – Chris Smart

Chris Smart plays ice sledge hockey with the Cardiff Huskies, who train down in Cardiff Bay. He speaks very highly of the sport, it’s fast pace and the camaraderie which exists within the team. ‘When you’re in the sledge, regardless of your disability, you’re all the same so it equals everyone out and it’s purely […]

https://cardiffsdisabledathletes.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/cardiff-huskies-sledge-hockey-club-chris-smart/

12 Days of Cardiffmas: A Flying Blaine Scully

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and to celebrate the 2016 that we’ve had I’ve put together a slight twist on the traditional 12 days, to create The 12 Days of Cardiffmas. Enjoy the next almost two weeks of looking back over the last year of action from all aspects of Cardiff Rugby! The […]

http://cardiffbluesblog.com/2016/12/25/12-days-of-cardiffmas-a-flying-blaine-scully/

Transfer Shopping List: Backs

We’ve had a look at what transfer market work is required to get the backs into shape for next season, now it’s time to focus on the backs, and where Billy Millard, Danny Wilson and co may be looking to recruit going into the 2017/18 season. Transfer Shopping List: Forwards – https://cardiffbluesblog.com/2016/12/20/transfer-shopping-list-forwards/ Scrum-Half Starting with […]

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Transfer Shopping List: Forwards

Transfer silly season has swung back into action, and this season is set to be as full-on as ever. Increasingly uphill battles to compete with the English and French leagues, fighting to keep hold of Welsh players and contending with players receiving and coming out of National Dual Contracts will make the next few months […]

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Opposition View: Newport Gwent Dragons

Newport Gwent Dragons are the visitors to CAP on Boxing Day for a festive showdown of an East Wales derby. As a result, Brad Hayward of the Dragons Official Supporter’s Club has answered a few questions this week’s Opposition View. An excellent read on the current form and status of the Rodney Parade side, vastly […]

http://cardiffbluesblog.com/2016/12/25/opposition-view-newport/

Preview: Cardiff v Newport

Forget the presents, the turkey and the misery of another Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas special, because Pro12 action returns with a bang on Boxing Day as the festive derbies commence with the visit of Newport Gwent Dragons to a sold out Arms Park. The south-east Wales derby is back for another edition, and it’s set […]

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