Prev Game: RaboDirect PRO12 Sat 10th May

prev game - Cardiff Blues
team 1 score team 2
Scarlets 27 - 15 Cardiff Blues

Next Game: RaboDirect PRO12 Sat 6th Sep

next game - Cardiff Blues
team 1 score team 2
Zebre 00:00 Cardiff Blues

Cardiff Blues finalise squad with signings of Gethin Jenkins and Matthew Rees

Last Updated: 28/06/13 9:44am

  • Share:

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Cardiff Blues have confirmed their full list of arrivals and departures ahead of the new season, including the signings of front-rowers Gethin Jenkins and Matthew Rees.

The experienced Wales duo will provide a welcome boost to a Blues pack which too often found itself under severe pressure at the set-piece last term.

Rugby director Phil Davies has also given youth its chance by offering professional deals to Wales Under-20s captain Ellis Jenkins and team-mate Thomas Pascoe.

The pair were part of the squad which lost out to England in last weekend's IRB World Junior Championship final.

Ben Roach, Aled Summerhill, Will Thomas and Miles Normandale are the other youngsters to be given a chance, while Sevens international Richard Smith is also handed a contract.

The most high-profile departure is that of Wales and Lions centre Jamie Roberts to French Top 14 side Racing Metro, with fly-halves Ceri Sweeney and Jason Tovey, plus wing Tom James and prop Campese Ma'afu also heading through the exit door.

Former New Zealand number eight Xavier Rush has left the coaching set-up, with Dale McIntosh, Andi Kyriacou and Mark Ring all being added to the staff.

Davies said: "I'm hugely excited by the new arrivals, from the experienced Gethin Jenkins and Matthew Rees to the youngsters we have coming through.

"Players like Ellis Jenkins, Tom Pascoe, Ben Roach, Aled Summerhill, Will Thomas and Richard Smith who have all come through our pathway.

"They are exciting youngsters who I look forward to working with them as we continue to develop."

  • Share:

Post Comment

*All fields required, your email address will be kept private

Most Popular

Features

World Cup squad

World Cup squad

We profile the 26 players who've made Gary Street's England Women's Rugby World Cup squad.

Willing and ready

Willing and ready

Will Greenwood is stepping up his preparations for what is bound to be a stamina-sapping climb of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Dream Team

Dream Team

Who have Michael Lynagh, Sean Fitzpatrick and Thinus Delport chosen as half-backs for our Super Rugby XV?