With tickets selling fast for this Friday's vital Cardiff Blues v Biarritz Olympiue Heineken Cup match, the Blues are encouraging their supporters to purchase their tickets in good time ahead of the match, to avoid delay or disappointment on the night of the match.
The Blues are sitting at the top of Group 6 with a maximum 10 points from their opening two matches. Supporters can expect another thrilling match, when former French champions Biarritz Olympique roll up on Friday, 8.00pm kick off.
The Cardiff Blues have already received a lot of interest from students for the match with a special student offer of terrace tickets priced at only £10.
Speaking ahead of the match, Cardiff Blues Director of Rugby, David Young said, "The whole squad are looking forward to another home game having enjoyed some great occasions in Cardiff prior to the autumn break. There have already been some big games this season and I've no doubt this is another one. We will be looking for a big crowd and hopefully a vocal crowd to get behind the team.'
"We couldn't have had a better start in the tournament with 10 points out of 10, but that's all we have achieved - a good start. The next two games can put us is a great position where we can take huge strides forward or they will put us under a lot of pressure."
"Biarritz maybe going through a difficult spell but they still have the capability of beating most sides as they are a quality outfit. They have experienced players right across the board and a very strong set piece game. We have to get back to the high standards that we have set ourselves if we are going to get the right result."
Tickets for the match are available to purchase online at www.cardiffblues.com/tickets or by calling the ticket office on 029 2030 2030
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