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European Rugby Challenge Cup

Next Fixture:
6 December: Cardiff vs London Irish

Team P W D L Pts
1 London Irish 2 2 0 0 10
2 Cardiff 2 2 0 0 10
3 Grenoble 2 0 0 2 0
4 Rovigo 2 0 0 2 0

LV= Cup

Next Fixture:
31 January: Wasps vs Cardiff

Team P W D L Pts
1 Northampton 2 2 0 0 9
2 Cardiff 2 2 0 0 8
3 Sale 2 1 0 1 5
4 London Irish 2 0 0 2 1

Guinness Pro12

Next Fixture:
28 November: Cardiff vs Treviso

Team P W D L Pts
1 Ospreys 8 7 0 1 30
2 Ulster 8 6 1 1 30
3 Munster 8 6 0 2 28
4 Glasgow 8 6 0 2 27
5 Connacht 8 5 1 2 23
6 Scarlets 8 4 2 2 22
7 Leinster 7 4 0 3 21
8 Edinburgh 7 2 1 4 11
9 Cardiff 7 1 1 5 8
10 N G Dragons 8 1 0 7 7
11 Zebre 8 1 0 7 5
12 Treviso 7 0 0 7 1

Coaching Records

Coach P W D L Win Ratio
Lynn Howells 65 46 3 16 71%
Rudy Joubert 35 20 1 14 57%
Dai Young 279 153 8 118 55%
Justin Burnell 35 18 0 17 51%
Gareth Baber 35 18 0 17 51%
Phil Davies 60 22 1 37 37%
Dale McIntosh 6 4 0 2 67%
Paul John 6 4 0 2 67%
Mark Hammett 14 5 2 7 36%

Form

Last five fixtures
14 Nov Cardiff19 Scarlets13W
7 Nov Newcastle21 Cardiff22W
1 Nov Cardiff24 Munster28L
25 Oct Rovigo18 Cardiff33W
18 Oct Cardiff37 Grenoble14W

Top Points Scorers

Name Points
Rhys Patchell 117
Lloyd Williams 20
Macauley Cook 10
Kristian Dacey 10
Gethin Jenkins 10

Team Records

Pro12/Celtic League Tournament Record
Games played 262
Won 121 (46%)
Lost 120 (46%)
Drawn 7 (3%)
For 5112
Againt 5028
Difference 84

Pro12 All time ... (since 2003)

Best ...
Most points scored at home
30.04.04 Cardiff60Munster14stats
Maximum points scored away
06.02.04 Edinburgh10 Cardiff50stats
Biggest home victory
26.09.08 Cardiff58 Connacht0stats
Biggest away victory
06.02.04 Edinburgh10 Cardiff50stats
Worst ...
Most points conceded at home
28.09.12 Cardiff19 Ulster48stats
Most points conceded away
27.10.12 Leinster59 Cardiff22stats
Biggest home defeat
28.09.12 Cardiff19 Ulster48stats
Biggest away defeat
02.12.11 Leinster52 Cardiff9stats

Next Fixture

Wasps vs Cardiff

k.o. 12:00 am on 31st January at Adams Park

Recent match reports

Cardiff 12 Glasgow 33

It’s noted that the first elements a new Coach should invest in when taking over a shambles are set piece and defence. Mark Hammett has been in Cardiff for just about a month and his impact can already be seen in these areas. However, for all of the very small green shoots of recovery that those phases provide, the rest of the Cardiff game was cruelly exposed by a Glasgow team far more streetwise, far more unified and far further along the coaching cycle that provided them with the confidence to stick to their game plan.

The margin of victory was telling but Hammett can take ... more

Zebre 26 Cardiff 41

The new season hits us with an optimism not known for many years, so we were keen to see how the new players would mix with the retained, under the new coaching structure of Hammett. Although he hasn’t been here that long, we had hoped that he had identified the structural issues and to see if any attempts have been made to repair them.

What the game highlighted was the work ahead which needs to be done as, although the margin of victory was fairly comfortable in the end, the home team were very poor and our lot were not much better. There were the normal signs of individual C... more