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Connacht v Cardiff Blues
Rabo Direct Pro 12 Round 21
Galway Sportsground

Saturday 3rd May 2014 Kick Off 17:00


This Saturday, Connacht play their final home game of the season against the Cardiff Blues. Both sides have had mixed seasons, mixing some good results in Europe with some indifferent domestic form. Neither side will be in the new European Cup next season but both will look to finish as high up the table as possible as it may be relevant for seeding for the Challenge Cup. Cardiff have picked up some decent results following the departure of head coach Phil Davies in early March and will be anxious to finish the season on a high.

Cardiff Blues Stats
Website: www.cardiffblues.com 
Founded: 2003 (Setup as a Regional Side)
Ground: Cardiff Arms Park
Capacity: 13,000
Captain: Matthew Rees
Coaches: Dale McIntosh / Paul John

Rabo Direct Pro 12 League Position 2013/14: 8th Played 20 Points 37
Rabo Direct Pro 12 League Position 2012/13: 9th Played 22 Points 38
Heineken Cup 2013/14: 2nd in Pool 2 Points 14
Heineken Cup 2012/13: 3rd in Pool 6 Points 6
Anglo-Welsh Cup 2013/14: 3rd in Pool 2 Points 10
Anglo-Welsh Cup 2012/13: 3rd in Pool 2 Points 9

Previous League Fixtures
Cardiff Blues 17-13 Llanelli Scarlets
Edinburgh 22-29 Cardiff Blues
Cardiff Blues 28-23 Ulster

Next League Fixture:
Saturday 10th May 2014 18.30 Llanelli Scarlets v Cardiff Blues @ Parc Y Scarlets

Heineken Cup (Pool 2 Final Standings)
Toulon 24
Cardiff 14
Exeter 12
Glasgow 11

Achievements
Anglo-Welsh Cup Champions 2008/09
European Challenge Cup Champions 2009/10

Previous Meetings

Friday 13th September 2013 Rabo Direct Pro 12
Cardiff Blues 21-10 Connacht
www.rabodirectpro12.com/matchcentre/12796.php

Saturday 1st September 2012 Rabo Direct Pro 12
Connacht 9 – 13 Cardiff Blues
www.rabodirectpro12.com/matchcentre/2467.php 

Friday 22nd February 2013 Rabo Direct Pro 12
Cardiff Blues 22 – 26 Connacht
www.rabodirectpro12.com/matchcentre/12331.php
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