Cardiff Blues will play pre season friendlies against Bath and Pontypridd this August
The Blues will take on Aviva Premiership outfit Bath on Friday 19 August, 7.30pm. Bath, who finished 5th in the Aviva Premiership, will offer a stern test for the Blues as they prepare for the newly branded RaboDirect PRO12 campaign. Bath have highly rated full back Nick Abendanon in their squad and it could be a first outing for their new fly half Stephen Donald after he was left out of New Zealand’s World Cup squad.
The Blues start their pre-season fixtures with a match against regional club Pontyrpidd RFC at Sardis Road. The Principality Premiership club had a great last season winning the Swalec Cup Final and narrowly missing out on winning the Principality Premiership title.
The Cardiff Blues v Bath match is included as part of the 2011/12 season ticket package which costs from as little as £150 for adults in the family stand and offer outstanding value, giving access to a minimum of 16 games that include: all RaboDirect PRO12 home games in regular season, all Heineken Cup home pool matches and all home LV= (Anglo-Welsh) Cup pool matches.