Based at Cardiff Arms Park, the Cardiff Blues are one of four professional rugby sides based in Wales, and were crowned the Anglo-Welsh champions in 2008-09 and claimed the European Challenge Cup in the 2009-10 season.
From its inception Cardiff adopted the traditional colours of its region, donning a kit that was Cambridge blue and black, with white being introduced in to the ‘Away’ kit. In 2006 the club drew criticism from stalwart fans when they dropped the black from the kit in favour of all-blue jerseys.
The Cardiff Blues originated in the early 2000s when the Welsh Rugby Union restructured the national game to cope with the financial demands of professionalism. The country was effectively broken up in to four distinct areas, with the Blues representing the city of Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil and south Powys.
Some of Wales’ most decorated players of recent times have donned the Cambridge Blue shirt, including Gethin Jenkins, Martyn Williams, Leigh Halfpenny and Tom Shanklin, while a number of well-known international players have also enjoyed time at the Cardiff-based side, including none-other than the legendary Jonah Lomu.