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#Cardiff Blues

# cardiff-blues - Friday 9 May, 2014

"I would’ve been gutted if I didn’t have the chance to play one last game" - Robin Copeland

Following a two-week suspension, Munster-bound Robin Copeland will play his final game for Cardiff Blues this weekend.

# cardiff-blues - Monday 5 May, 2014

Connacht down to the bare bones for season finale after injuries to four key players

Pat Lam has led the province to nine wins and 18 defeats in his first season at the helm. Ospreys are up last.

# cardiff-blues - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Duffy and Parks in tears as Connacht wave goodbye to legends, and Heineken Cup

Head coach Pat Lam lamented a 19-point swing that cost his side dearly against Cardiff Blues.

# cardiff-blues - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Bittersweet send-off for Sportsground legends as Connacht cough up victory to Cardiff

The westerners led 15-3 before two quick tries turned the game.

Connacht fans prepare to say farewell to Gavin 'crazy legs' Duffy

The westerners will also get the chance to pay tribute to Dan Parks and Frank Murphy, who will leave in the summer.

# cardiff-blues - Friday 2 May, 2014

'Connacht game-plan taking shape as Pat Lam clears the decks' - Adrian Flavin

“Connacht brought him over from the far side of the world,” says the former hooker. “They have to back him.”

# cardiff-blues - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Connacht coy on Muliaina speculation as Swift signs on for 15th season

While talk continues to swirl on the capture of one veteran, the province have announced a contract extension for another.

# cardiff-blues - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Robin Copeland given two-week ban for stamp on Liam Williams

The Welsh fullback was also suspended for tackling Alex Cuthbert in the air.

# cardiff-blues - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Munster-bound Robin Copeland sent off for stamping on Liam Williams' head

The Cardiff Blues No.8 may have played his last game for the Welsh club.

# cardiff-blues - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Munster-bound Robin Copeland gives Ulster the blues in Cardiff Match Report This post contains videos

Munster-bound Robin Copeland gives Ulster the blues in Cardiff

Mark Anscombe’s men have been guilty of conceding sloppy penalties at regular intervals.

# cardiff-blues - Friday 28 March, 2014

Former Ireland U20 captain Niall Annett: Why I decided to leave Ulster

The 22-year-old hooker will move to Worcester Warriors in the summer after finding himself third choice with his home province.

Ulster name strong starting XV for Cardiff trip as Connacht remain unchanged

Loosehead prop Tom Court is set to make his 150th appearance for the northern province tomorrow.

Luke Marshall admits he thought 'this could be it' after latest concussion

The Ulster and Ireland centre has taken four heavy blows in the past year but says he is ready to finish out the season.

# cardiff-blues - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Leinster looking for momentum against Copeland's Cardiff

Matt O’Connor’s side face the Irish No. 8 at the Arms Park this evening in the Pro12.

# cardiff-blues - Saturday 8 February, 2014

JJ Hanrahan a perfect 10 as Munster destroy Cardiff Thomond Thrashing This post contains videos

JJ Hanrahan a perfect 10 as Munster destroy Cardiff

There were second half tries for Simon Zebo and Gerhard van den Heever as another Welsh side struggled in Ireland.

# cardiff-blues - Friday 7 February, 2014

Zebo starts for Munster as Cardiff visit Thomond

Rob Penney has made nine changes to his team for tomorrow night’s RaboDirect Pro12 game.

# cardiff-blues - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Here are the leading candidates to replace Rob Penney at Munster

Anthony Foley is the current front-runner but a host of familiar faces will be lining up for the top job.

# cardiff-blues - Monday 3 February, 2014

Johne Murphy determined to keep Munster on top after missing Ireland's call

The winger was disappointed to miss out on the Irish squad for the Six Nations but is channelling his energies towards the Pro12.

# cardiff-blues - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Toulon offered Warburton €850k a year after failing to land O'Brien

In the end, the Heineken Cup champions got Ben Mowen and Leigh Halfpenny. Handy consolation prizes.

# cardiff-blues - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Wales captain Sam Warburton becomes first player to sign central contract

The WRU have followed the lead of their Irish counterparts to snap up their captain.

# cardiff-blues - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Leigh Halfpenny signs for Toulon as Cardiff admit defeat

Blues admit that they “simply cannot compete” as Toulon confirm full-back’s capture.

# cardiff-blues - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Ulster qualification secured as Toulon batter Blues

The defending champions scored three penalty tries in Nice.

# cardiff-blues - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Close shave for Cardiff but Halfpenny proves his worth Pro12 This post contains videos

Close shave for Cardiff but Halfpenny proves his worth

The Welsh fullback kicked five penalties in his side’s home win over Dragons.

# cardiff-blues - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

French media reporting that Leigh Halfpenny has signed for Toulon

La Provence says the Welsh fullback will join the reigning Heineken Cup champions next season.

# cardiff-blues - Monday 9 December, 2013

Munster confirm signing of Robin Copeland from Cardiff Blues

The Irish number eight has been with the Welsh side since last year but is leaving in the summer.

# cardiff-blues - Friday 6 December, 2013

Halfpenny and Cuthbert guide Cardiff to Heineken Cup win over Warriors

The European fortunes of Ospreys dipped further with a narrow defeat away to Castres.

# cardiff-blues - Sunday 24 November, 2013

JJ Hanrahan serves notice he wants Heineken Cup role for Munster

The Kerry native starred in his province’s emphatic win over Cardiff last night.

# cardiff-blues - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Munster secure emphatic victory over Cardiff Blues

The visitors secured an impressive victory, thanks to tries from Felix Jones, Damian Varley, James Cronin and Andrew Conway.

# cardiff-blues - Saturday 26 October, 2013

'It's not as hard as it looks' declares try-machine Dan Tuohy

You’ve been warned Australia and New Zealand!

Anscombe predicts 'fine future' for Olding as he stars at fullback

The Ulster coach also revealed that Rory Best may struggle to be fit for the first Test against Samoa.

# cardiff-blues - Friday 25 October, 2013

Five-try Ulster see off Cardiff but injuries remove the gloss

Mark Anscombe’s men are taking on a Blues team fresh off the back of a Heineken Cup win over Toulon.

# cardiff-blues - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Ireland caps are 'the dream' for Cardiff Blues star Robin Copeland

The Wexford native was man of the match against Toulon last weekend.

# cardiff-blues - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Are you watching Mr Schmidt? Copeland stars in Toulon shock job

The Wexford native was named man-of-the-match after Cardiff Blues beat the reigning champions.

# cardiff-blues - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Heineken Cup wrap: Toulon weather Glasgow fightback, Exeter overcome Cardiff

Meanwhile, Jonny Wilkinson will undergo tests after picking up a thumb injury in today’s game.

# cardiff-blues - Monday 30 September, 2013

Video analysis: Madigan lays down marker ahead of Munster clash

The Leinster out-half was at his best for Matt O’Connor’s side on Friday night. Here’s why.

# cardiff-blues - Sunday 29 September, 2013

BOD's masterclass and Paulie roars back: Here are your Pro12 highlights

The try-scoring floodgates opened for Ulster but Connacht could not make it four Irish wins from four.

# cardiff-blues - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Ruddock sad to see the back of 'inspiring' Gibbes

The Kiwi forwards coach had his pack primed and ready to control last night’s encounter with Cardiff.

# cardiff-blues - Friday 27 September, 2013

'Sublime' - Leinster coach raves about Brian O'Driscoll's stunning return

The outside centre showed all the eagerness and energy of an Academy star in his side’s bonus point victory.

VIDEO: Matt O'Connor confirms Gibbes' departure to Clermont

The Australian will need to bring in a new forwards coach at the end of the season.

As it happened: Leinster v Cardiff Blues, RaboDirect Pro12

Brian O’Driscoll, Rob Kearney, Jamie Heaslip and Cian Healy all returned for the league champions.