# Cardiff Blues

This year
# Ready to go
Academy duo in line for debuts as Leinster prepare for Cardiff test
Youngsters Aitzol King and James Culhane make the bench for this weekend’s BKT United Rugby Championship match.
Last year
# Concussion
URC apologise to Cardiff player for 'inappropriate' TikTok post following concussion
Aled Summerhill suffered a head injury against the Emirates Lions.
# Late Drama
Evans the hero as Leinster suffer first defeat in Cardiff in 11 years
The province had won their last 16 games against Cardiff in all competitions.
All time
# up against it
Cardiff in ‘surreal situation’ ahead of European Cup clash with champions Toulouse
The Blues are preparing to face last season’s Champions Cup winners with more than 30 players currently in isolation.
# Departing
Faletau set to join Cardiff as Bath announce Wales back-row is leaving at the end of the season
The British and Irish Lion is reportedly planning a move to the Welsh capital ahead of the 2023 World Cup.
# Bad start
Connacht outgunned by Cardiff in United Rugby Championship opener
Andy Friend’s side were competitive for the first hour but wilted in the concluding stages.
# Rainbow Cup
Munster are a frustrating team but they'll still reach Rainbow Cup final
Munster face Cardiff at Thomond Park tonight in the Rainbow Cup.
# Cronin
'Guys come through and guys leave, that's just the nature of clubs'
Graham Rowntree says Munster have the resources to deal with the departure of loosehead prop James Cronin.
# Update
Murray and Farrell ruled out of Munster's Rainbow Cup clash with Cardiff
The province are in action at Thomond Park on Friday evening.
# Return
Joey Carbery makes first appearance in over a year as Munster prevail
The Irish side edged past Cardiff Blues in the Guinness Pro14.
# gael force
Wootton the hero as Connacht secure bonus point win over Cardiff
Andy Friend’s side beat their Conference B rivals in a tense encounter at The Sportsground.
# Out to impress
Returning internationals can help Connacht put home struggles behind them
Andy Friend’s team have lost their last four home games in all competitions.
# pro14
Returning Ireland trio named to start in Connacht's crucial game against Cardiff Blues
Bundee Aki, Ultan Dillane and Dave Heffernan are all back for Saturday’s fixture at the Sportsground.
# Only the good Dai Young
Dai Young returns to replace John Mulvihill as Cardiff Blues boss
The 53-year-old former Wasps chief is back for a second stint in charge of the Guinness Pro14 outfit.
# Bragging Rights
Blues and Scarlets both win to close gap on Connacht in Pro14 Conference B
Cardiff came from behind to beat Dragons 13-12 while Scarlets were two points winners over Ospreys.
# Seventh Heaven
Penny at the double to cap Leinster's comprehensive win against Cardiff Blues
Leo Cullen’s four-in-a-row-chasing side remain the team to beat in the Guinness Pro14.
# Opportunity
Ryan Baird's comeback continues as Leinster hand him Cardiff start
Leo Cullen has kept faith in the backline that impressed against Edinburgh last Monday
# talisman
Coetzee absence makes Cooney and McCloskey returns timely for Ulster
Dan McFarland’s men are away to Cardiff Blues in the Pro14 this evening.
# On The Road
Cooney and McCloskey return from Ireland camp for Ulster's clash with Cardiff
Matty Rea will win his 50th cap for the province, while Billy Burns and Luke Marshall return from injury.
# Five-Star
Munster run in five tries with a brace for Coombes in thrilling win over Cardiff
It finished 38-27 in Munster’s favour at Thomond Park.
# pipeline
Munster send West Cork crew to work in first Monday Night Rugby outing
Craig Casey and Ben Healy continue as the halfbacks for the clash with Cardiff Blues.
# Mun-day Night Football
Munster stick with Casey-Healy combo for Cardiff's visit to Thomond
Johann van Graan makes eight changes to the side which beat Edinburgh.
# Road Trip
Connacht aim for road-trip win to rekindle memories of 2015/16 season
Connacht are aiming for a second successive win in this season’s Pro14.
# pro14
Arnold and Aki to team up in midfield for Connacht's Cardiff trip
Andy Friend makes two changes to the side which beat Glasgow last weekend.
# clean sheet
Connacht get back to winning ways with comfortable defeat of Cardiff
The Blues sat just one point behind the province in the Conference B table before the game.
# busy day
Wales scrum-half ushers in Cardiff win between wedding stints
Tomos Williams played a key role in his side’s Pro 14 derby win over regional rivals the Ospreys
# Job Done
JJ Hanrahan stars as Munster claim bonus-point win in Cardiff
It ended a two-year wait for a victory at the Arms Park for the visitors.
# Shake It Up
First start for Knox as Van Graan rings the changes for trip to Cardiff
Johann van Graan has made eleven changes to his Munster team to take on Cardiff Blues.
# Scrappy Win
Strong start enough to see Ulster past Cardiff
Early tries from Luke Marshall and Billy Burns put Ulster in control at Kingspan Ravenhill.
# the west is awake
Carty steers Connacht back to Champions Cup with nail-biting Cardiff win
Andy Friend’s side survived a tense finale to secure a place in the Pro14 play-offs.
# one more job
Everything on the line for Connacht in front of sold-out Sportsground
Andy Friend’s side can secure a Pro14 play-off berth and a place in next season’s Champions Cup this afternoon.
# injury table
Roux likely to miss Connacht's season-defining Cardiff clash
The Ireland international is suffering from a virus ahead of Saturday’s game.
Six-try Munster secure Pro14 play-off with big win over Cardiff in Cork
Johann van Graan’s side maintain the pressure on Glasgow in pursuit of a home semi-final.
# silverware in sight
'I'm kind of sick of saying 'yeah, we feel we can do it this year''
Munster can secure a place in the Pro14 play-offs this evening as the province step up their chase of a first piece of silverware since 2011.
# Red Army
Munster retain nine starters from Edinburgh for bid to secure Pro14 play-off
Johann van Graan has announced his team for tomorrow night’s clash with Cardiff Blues in Cork.
# Next Job
Earls knows Munster are underdogs for Sarries but first focuses on Pro14
The wing scored two excellent tries in last weekend’s Champions Cup quarter-final.
# Guinness Pro14
Late Boyle try means Connacht make do with losing bonus point against gutsy Cardiff
The replacement back row’s late try ensured the Irish province left Wales with a losing bonus point.
# pro14
Connacht a victim of their own success for crunch Cardiff clash
Andy Friend is without six players on international duty for Pro14 trip to Wales.
# pace to burn
Watch: Cardiff Blues fullback tears through Saracens with sensational solo try
Matthew Morgan’s effort will be a contender for try of the tournament.
# Northern Fight
Cooney's penalty gives Ulster much-needed win against Cardiff
Ulster join the Scarlets in second place in Conference B (for now, at least).