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Rabo Pro 12 : Round 2 Preview

Posted by Colm on September 12, 2013

After last weekends opening fixtures, the Pro 12 rolls straight on into this weekend and round 2 :

Cardiff Crest     -V-     Connacht Crest

Friday 13th September : Arms Park, Kick Off : 7.05pm

Connacht will be the first visitors to Cardiff’s new artificial pitch on Friday night and will look to build on their opening day victory over Zebre. Recent history stands in their way however having only won 3 of their 20 previous encounters against the Welsh side.

The Blues earned a losing bonus point in Scotland last week against Glasgow during a promising performance which has pleased Director of Rugby Phil Davies. Cardiff’s recent run of results makes for less pleasant reading for Blues fans having only won one of their last nine Pro 12 matches. The home side will look to build on last weeks solid performance and secure a win in front of their home support.

Ulster Crest     -V-     Glasgow

Friday 13th September : Ravenhill, Kick Off : 7.05pm Read more

Friday Night Preview – Round 1

Posted by Colm on September 5, 2013

 

Scarlets Crest                V                   Leinster Crest

Friday 6th September, Parc y Scarlets, Kick off : 7.05pm

Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)
Assistant Referees: Ian Davies, Jon Mason (both WRU)
Citing Commissioner: Russell Howell (WRU)
TMO: Derek Bevan (WRU)

Defending Champions Leinster get their pro 12 campaign off to a tough start with a visit to last years semi finalists the Scarlets. The season opener should be a close encounter, too close to call but hopefully the away team can come away with a victory. DTL verdict : Narrow Leinster WIn, (Hopefully)

SCARLETS TEAM TO PLAY LEINSTER: 15: Gareth Owen; 14: Liam Williams; 13: Scott Williams; 12: Steve Shingler; 11: Kristian Phillips; 10: Rhys Priestland; 9: Read more

Rabo Pro 12 Odds

Posted by Colm on September 4, 2013

We decided to take a look and see what the bookies think about this year’s Pro 12 competition, as with any of our looks at bookies odds this year we encourage everybody to gamble responsible, or well as the case may be.

Straight up you’ll be pleased to know the Leinster are favourites to lift the trophy again on the 31st of May when the grand final will take place. Leinster are 15/8 to walk away champions again this year. The top six are Read more

Plastic Fantastic for Cardiff

Posted by Colm on August 13, 2013

Cardiff Blues today released pictures of their brand new pitch at their Arms Park stadium.

Following Aviva Premiership side Saracens, the Welsh side have opted to install a state of the art artificial pitch. At a estimated cost of £400.000, the Blues will hope the ground will help them improve on their 9th place finish from last season.