Blog Banner

A fond farewell to Blues stars at Blues v Edinburgh

17th April 2012

Cardiff Blues will be saying a fond farewell to a number of Blues stars when they take on Edinburgh at the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday at 2.05pm

The last home game of the season sees the Blues take on Edinburgh with a number of Blues stars such as Casey Laulala, Richie Rees, Martyn Williams, Gethin Jenkins, John Yapp and Dan Parks all expected to wear the Blues shirt at home for the last time following the announcement they will be moving on next season.

It’s the last chance for supporters to see these great servants in action at home for the Blues and a last chance for the players to thank the supporters for their loyalty. Tickets for the match cost just £22 for adults and under 16s go free if they attend with an adult. Tickets can be purchased online at

The following players will be leaving the squad at the end of the season and everyone at the Cardiff Blues would like to thank them for their outstanding contribution to the Blues over a number of years. There will be a special shirt presentation to the players at the end of the match as well as at the evening’s awards ceremony.

Ben Blair
Casey Laulala
Dan Parks
Deiniol Jones
Gethin Jenkins
John Yapp
Maama Molitika
Martyn Williams
Paul Tito
Richie Rees
T Rhys Thomas
Faao Filise

Speaking of the departures Cardiff Blues Chairman, Peter Thomas, said:

“On the field we have had some tremendous individuals, both as people and players, who have given their all to the Cardiff Blues over the best part of ten years for most of them.”

“Each one of them has given everything to the cause it was this group of players that brought us such fantastic success winning silverware in the EDF and Amlin Cups.”

”Every team has its life cycle and a majority of the players moving on are now in their early or mid thirties.”

“I’m sure that I speak on behalf of everyone when I thank them for their outstanding service and wish them the best of luck with their future careers.”