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Blues tie-down young Welsh talent

29 Mar

Cardiff Blues have secured the services of three of their Wales stars, as Leigh Halfpenny, Bradley Davies and Chris Czekaj all signed new contracts with the region.

Andries Pretorius, Dafydd Hewitt, Josh Navidi and James Down also put pen to paper on extensions, as the Blues look to build for next season and beyond.

These players are following the example of Welsh internationals Sam Warburton and Tom James, who both agreed to extend their contracts at the Blues last month.

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Dacey named player of the month

29 Mar

CARDIFF Blues youngster Kristian Dacey has been named the Principality Premiership player of the month for February after starring for Pontypridd.

The 21-year-old hooker has scored six tries for Ponty this season, and he came off the bench for the Blues in their 16-15 defeat to Munster on Friday.

The accolade represents an impressive turnaround for Dacey, who only switched from No 8 to the front row a year ago.

Ponty will face Swansea in Cardiff

29 Mar

Principality Premiership leaders Pontypridd have been paired with Swansea in a mouthwatering semi-final draw for the Swalec Cup.

Dale McIntosh’s Ponty side reached the last four thanks to a 38-30 win against Merthyr, while Swansea progressed after snatching a dramatic 39-34 victory over Newport.

In the other semi-final, Llandovery will take on Aberavon. Both ties will be played at neutral venues on Saturday April 9.

Principality Premiership Round-up (12/2/11)

14 Feb

Neath joined long-time leaders Pontypridd at the top of the Principality Welsh Premiership following an impressive 48-18 drubbing of Bedwas.

The Welsh All Blacks ran in six tries with centre Gareth McCarthy claiming two. Fellow centre Luke Ford also touched down while Adam Whitney, Chris Morgans and Greg Evans crossed the whitewash.

James Thomas kicked 18 points while Tom Cooper and Sam Feenan grabbed consolation scores for the visitors.

Fly-half James Thomas kicked 18 points for second-placed Neath

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