Cardiff Blues

Cardiff Blues play at Cardiff Arms Park. They were the first Welsh team to win a European trophy when they became European Challenge Cup champions in 2009, and also collected the Anglo Welsh title in 2008. They finished second in the Pro12 league in consecutive seasons, in 2007 and 2008.

Likely lad: Gareth Anscombe has already caught the eye for Cardiff Blues

PRO12 play analysis: Gareth Anscombe, Cardiff Blues

Northern hemisphere rugby has long cowered in an inferiority complex with regard to New Zealand. That is largely understandable – the all-conquering All Blacks have cast more of a solar eclipse…

Jason Tovey

Blues-Dragons derby a shadow of yesteryear

Close your eyes at Cardiff Arms Park on Boxing Day and you might just imagine you’ve stepped back in time. A bumper crowd is expected for the Blues-Dragons Guinness Pro12…

Adam Jones

Adam Jones’ drop-goal masterclass

Everyone’s favourite tight-head Adam Jones caused much mirth last month with his unexpected attempt at a drop-goal against Munster, that dropped just short of the posts – although, we should…

Fire starter: Will James Hook be able to kickstart a Gloucester resurgence?

Start of season talking points

Gloucester to pack a punch Gloucester simply weren’t at the races last season, with a porous defence leaking 60 tries and finishing a lowly ninth. It served to be the…

Try time: Drauniniu is congratulated by team-mates including Symons (23)

Saints & Sinners: Rugby’s weekend talking points

The Saints Super sub Finally, after 17 defeats (some of them clutched agonisingly at the last minute from the jaws of victory) Worcester Warriors claimed their first Aviva Premiership win…

Take cover! Players and officials at the Dragons v Saints match head for the changing rooms as the storm hits

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

By Katie Field The Saints Green machine The O2 Ireland Wolfhounds proved that excellent defence is just as valuable as exciting attacking play as they defeated England Saxons 14-8 on…

Openside masterclass: Justin Tipuric has been in fine form

Five things we’ve learnt in Welsh rugby: October

Lazarus Syndrome is a medical condition where the patient is pronounced dead – whilst being very much alive. Having found themselves in a Heineken Cup group with Clermont Auvergne, Harlequins…

Leigh Halfpenny

Leigh Halfpenny’s Lions 2013 experience

LEIGH HALFPENNY is looking at the picture of himself embracing Jonathan Davies and Jamie Roberts in the pages of Rugby World and is taken back to Saturday 6 July; he…