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Cardiff Blues Ultimate XV | Full Back

First Team News | 17th April 2020

Here is the final vote for the Cardiff Blues Ultimate XV, and we finish off with a very competitive full back division! Here is your chance to decide who completes the Ultimate Cardiff Blues line-up.

Ben Blair (2006-2012 | 115 appearances | 21 tries | 1078 points | 4 caps for New Zealand)

All Black Ben Blair arrived at Cardiff Blues in 2006 and cemented himself as one of the region’s finest exports, becoming the top point scorer and the only player to rack up more than 1,000 points. One of the most consistent players from the tee, Blair was also an intelligent rugby player, who was positionally strong and a great reader of the game. Played his part in Cardiff Blues' EDF Energy Cup and Amlin Cup success, while his touchline conversion led the infamous Heineken Cup semi final against Leicester Tigers in 2009 into extra time.

Dan Fish (2010-present | 111 appearances | 26 tries)

Cardiff born, Cardiff bred - Dan Fish has earner cult hero status at Cardiff Blues. The homegrown product is a fine footballer and his pace made him a dangerous attacking threat, with his 26 tries placing him in the region's top 10 try scorers. Fish, who also bounced back from a serious injury set-back, joined the 100 Club last year as he captained his side to a win over Rugby World Cup side, Uruguay, in the Syft International Challenge.

Leigh Halfpenny (2007-2014 | 87 appearances | 21 tries | 568 points | 89 caps for Wales | 4 caps for British and Irish Lions)

Leigh Halfpenny came through the Cardiff Blues academy, and broke into the first team as a youngster. In his early days, where he started out on the wing, Halfpenny contributed some crucial tries in the run-up to the EDF Energy Cup and Amlin Cup victories. He later moved to full back, becoming a smart, consistent and dependable player, and his rugby intelligence made him a valuable asset in defence and attack. Following in the footsteps of Blair, he became a weapon from the tee and has enjoyed a great career for Wales, while winning four caps for British and Irish Lions.

Matthew Morgan (2016-present | 87 appearances | 16 tries | 5 caps for Wales)

Wales international Matthew Morgan arrived at Cardiff Blues from Bristol in 2016, and is one of the most exciting players in the Guinness PRO14. A balanced, speedy runner, Morgan is capable of producing moments of magic, and has a pretty impressive highlight reel. He was awarded the Try of the Season in 2018/19 after a fine individual score against European champions, Saracens. 'Nipper' is another star who has become a fan favourite, and his performances have continually improved during his time at the Arms Park.

Rhys Williams (2003-2009 | 70 appearances | 20 tries | 44 caps for Wales)

Rhys Williams, who featured for Cardiff RFC ahead of the regional era, went on to become captain of his home region. The full back, who could also play on the wing or at centre,  was part of Wales' Grand Slam win in 2005. Williams spent a decade as a player at the Arms Park but was forced to retire following injury in 2009 and was another exciting, attacking full back with an eye for the whitewash.

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