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Blues Face Opening Test Against Irish

15th July 2005

The Celtic League fixture list has today been announced, with Cardiff Blues facing Irish opponents in the opening two weekends of the season.

The Blues begin their campaign on the road as they travel to Galway to play Connacht and the following weekend the Blues entertain Ulster in what will be the Ulstermen's opening match of the league season.

David Young, the Cardiff Blues head coach, said: "Galway is always a tough ask for any side to go and win - especially in the first game of a tournament.

"Eric Elwood has been an absolutely brilliant servant to Connacht and then the following week we will be up against another very experienced No 10 in Ulster's David Humphreys before we have the eagerly anticipated East v West clash when we welcome the Scarlets to the Arms Park."

CARDIFF BLUES 2005 / 2006

CL - 2/3/4 September: Connacht v Cardiff Blues
CL - 9 September: Cardiff Blues v Ulster
CL - 14 September (Wednesday): Cardiff Blues v Llanelli Scarlets
CL - 16/17/18 September: Free - Cardiff Blues
CL - 23/24/25 September: Glasgow v Cardiff Blues
PC - 30 September/1/2 October: Cardiff Blues v Saracens
PC - 7/8/9 October: London Wasps v Cardiff Blues
CL - 15 October: Leinster v Cardiff Blues
HC - 21/22/23 October: Cardiff Blues v Leeds Tykes
HC - 28/29/30 October: Perpignan v Cardiff Blues
CL - 4 November: Cardiff Blues v Munster
PC - 2/3/4 December: London Irish v Cardiff Blues
HC - 9/10/11 December: Rugby Calvisano v Cardiff Blues
HC - 16/17/18 December: Cardiff Blues v Rugby Calvisano
CL - 22 December: Ospreys v Cardiff Blues
CL - 27 December (Tuesday): Cardiff Blues v Newport Gwent Dragons
CL - 1/2 January: Llanelli Scarlets v Cardiff Blues
CL - 6/7/8 January: The Borders v Cardiff Blues
HC - 13/14/15 January: Cardiff Blues v Perpignan
HC - 20/21/22 January: Leeds Tykes v Cardiff Blues
CL - 27/28/29 January: Cardiff Blues v Edinburgh
CL - 17/18/19 February: Free - Cardiff Blues
CL/PC - 3/4/5 March: Cardiff Blues v Ospreys / Powergen Cup semi-finals
CL - 24/25/26 March: Cardiff Blues v Glasgow
HC - 1/2/ April: Heineken Cup quarter-finals
CL/PC - 7/8/9 April: Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues / Powergen Cup Final
CL - 14/15/16 April: Cardiff Blues v The Borders
CL - 17 April (Tuesday): Newport Gwent Dragons v Cardiff Blues
HC - 22/23 April: Heineken Cup semi-finals
CL - 28/29/30 April: Cardiff Blues v Connacht
CL - 5/6/7 May: Ulster v Cardiff Blues
CL - 12/13/14 May: Cardiff Blues v Leinster
HC - 20/21 May: Heineken Cup Final - Millennium Stadium
CL - 26/27/28 May: Munster v Cardiff Blues

CL - Celtic League
HC - Heineken Cup
PC - Powergen Cup (Anglo-Welsh Cup)

Cardiff Blues fixture list for season 2005/06 is available permanently and will be updated through the navigation: RUGBY > FIXTURES & RESULTS.