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Post by PhilBB Thu 30 Sep 2021, 2:10 pm

First topic message reminder :

As the last thread got locked, maybe this is the place to note how well the re-rebrand is going.

Season ticket sales up 35%, corporate backing up, the traditional jersey sold out within days of launching.

The Foundation continuing to do sterling work through the development pathway, the Age Grade & Academy working throughout the pathway and even moving into u14 coaching in partnership with Rhondda Schools Rugby.

Next season will see a quartered jersey, too. And, with a wee bit of luck, the return of the club badge to the First Team and the Rags known formally as Cardiff Athletic.
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Post by Guest Thu 11 Nov 2021, 7:31 pm

Steffan wrote:
PhilBB wrote:https://twitter.com/CRugbyCommunity/status/1446484028396347394?s=20

In Llantwit Fadre today, giving something back through the Community Foundation.

Hmmm.
Aww my old primary school. I hated that place

Yes you're all heart down at the Arms Park

Thank you for all you do for us Vallyites or whatever it is you call us

Pretty sure they just call you ‘fans’ (if you support them).  And ‘rivals’ if you don’t.

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Post by geoff999rugby Sun 28 Nov 2021, 3:23 pm

Cardiff won’t be playing Rugby for a while.
Stuck in SA with two positive test, one of which is the new variant, having to isolate.

The Toulouse game must be doubtful now, as they would have to isolate when returning from SA

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Post by mikey_dragon Wed 01 Dec 2021, 2:27 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/59492450

Cardiff intend to face Toulouse with a whopping 32 players unavaiable. What could possibly go wrong....

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Post by Guest Wed 01 Dec 2021, 5:43 pm

They’ve asked me to play! Smile

But seriously, don’t teams need to register a list of names of their European squad each season and stick to that list? Or is that football? If they don’t need to do that I guess they could select anyone, including those from other regions???

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Post by geoff999rugby Wed 01 Dec 2021, 7:20 pm

Pre Covid teams had to provide a list of players and were allowed a small number of changes (3 I think)

No idea if it changed last year

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Post by Kingshu Wed 01 Dec 2021, 8:43 pm

You arr both right, have to submit a squad list of name think it was about 30, and when reached knock outs could change 3 of them.

However Munster were and Cardiff will be seeking an exception given the circumstances. Munster were orginally planning on getting loan signings to make a squad. I guess the ERC would have allowed others players from other provinces not already registered for european games. Any ideas if Cardiff will do the same with other regions players that aren't registered for Europe?

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Post by Oakdene Thu 02 Dec 2021, 8:25 am

Clubs can register 5 extra players (3 must be front row) to replace existing members of their squad in the pool stage.

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Post by Guest Thu 02 Dec 2021, 8:55 am

Oakdene wrote:Clubs can register 5 extra players (3 must be front row) to replace existing members of their squad in the pool stage.

Is that just a pre-covid regulation though? I wonder if covid will allow more flexibility. I can't imagine Cardiff would have had those academy players they're talking about already on the list for Europe this year. So maybe they're applying for an exception due to the circumstances.

Doesn't sound like they're going outside the 'region' anyway - going to be a mixture of Cardiff's Wales internationals who couldn't travel, some returning from injury who didn't travel and a load of academy boys.

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Post by Guest Thu 02 Dec 2021, 1:02 pm

Scarlets have asked Ospreys if they can loan some players for their fixture vs Bristol. Some good points from Scarlets chairman:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/59491716


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Post by PhilBB Tue 15 Feb 2022, 9:26 am

mikey_dragon wrote:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/59492450

Cardiff intend to face Toulouse with a whopping 32 players unavaiable. What could possibly go wrong....

Nothing.

It all went brilliantly.
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Post by mikey_dragon Tue 15 Feb 2022, 10:19 am

No it didn't.

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Post by PhilBB Tue 15 Feb 2022, 9:45 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:No it didn't.

Big gate

Huge experience for players

Praise for the club from all over the world.

It went brilliantly.

Thanks.
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Post by mikey_dragon Tue 15 Feb 2022, 10:29 pm

Those were really good positives to take away, but the result was a disaster as expected. It also seems it put a few of your guys in the shop window, like the one heading to Wasps.

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Post by PhilBB Wed 16 Feb 2022, 9:05 am

mikey_dragon wrote:Those were really good positives to take away, but the result was a disaster as expected. It also seems it put a few of your guys in the shop window, like the one heading to Wasps.

The one heading to Wasps didn't play in that game.

And the result wasn't a disaster at all.

And that sums things up nicely.
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Post by mikey_dragon Wed 16 Feb 2022, 9:31 am

https://www.skysports.com/rugby-union/cardiff-blues-vs-toulouse/100586

7 - 39, disaster.

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Post by PhilBB Wed 16 Feb 2022, 11:21 am

mikey_dragon wrote:https://www.skysports.com/rugby-union/cardiff-blues-vs-toulouse/100586

7 - 39, disaster.

You're right, that's a disaster for Sky as they can't even get right the team name.

Much like it was a disaster for you with the silly comment about Wasps.

For the club, however, biggest crowd in Wales this season, a club galvanised, standing ovations for the youngsters involved and valuable experienced gained.

And global praise for not taking the coward's option of calling off the game.

10,107 in attendance. More than three times the Drags got for their pasting by Lyon the weekend after.
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Post by mikey_dragon Wed 16 Feb 2022, 12:17 pm

The biggest disaster is still the result, despite your constant moving of the goal posts. People are bored of you now.

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Post by PhilBB Wed 16 Feb 2022, 1:19 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:The biggest disaster is still the result, despite your constant moving of the goal posts. People are bored of you now.

I'm sure both you, Mikey, are bored.

The result was very much secondary to the event and the event was an overwhelming positive. Imagine getting a crowd that would not even fit inside Rodney Parade?
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