X

Monday 13
July

Rugby Union

Wales legends Warburton and Williams join Cardiff

13th August 2019, 18:06 by Aidan Perkins

Ex-Wales rugby captains Sam Warburton and Martyn Williams have been brought in as new board members at Cardiff Blues.

The pair are both former players of the region and have now joined as members of the board, where they will act as advisors but will not operate as directors.

"Their credentials as leaders is second to none and this is clearly transferable from the pitch and into business," said chairman Alun Jones to the BBC Sport.

"They were both world-leading professional players during their careers and they will bring invaluable insight and experience of the demands, requirements and challenges facing modern rugby to the board room."

Warburton, who captained Wales a record 49 times and was also the British & Irish Lions skipper on their tours to Australia and New Zealand in 2013 and 2017, says he hopes to help realise two aims.

He said: "If I was to identify two goals for Cardiff Blues, it would be on-field success, at a domestic and European level, and a new playing facility here in the city centre.

"If we can get those things right, then there aren't many clubs in Europe who could match us."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

More Southern Kings

Recent Sport Headlines

Horse Racing

Geraghty calls time on glittering career

12th July 2020, 11:05

Barry Geraghty has announced his retirement as a jockey, at the age of 40, and admits he will "miss the buzz and thrill" of jump racing.

Horse Racing

Appleby expecting Pinatubo success

12th July 2020, 09:50

Charlie Appleby says he wold be "disappointed" if Pinatubo doesn't win the Qatar Prix Jean Prat at Deauville on Sunday.

Horse Racing

Fallon bags first Group One winner in Darley July Cup

11th July 2020, 18:34

Cieren Fallon rode his first Group One winner as Oxted cruised to victory in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket.

Horse Racing

Stott relishing Newmarket outing

11th July 2020, 11:20

Jockey Kevin Stott is relishing Saturday's outing in the Group One Darley July Cup at Newmarket with Hello Youmzain.

Horse Racing

Nazeef extends winning run

10th July 2020, 16:56

Nazeef has continued to enhance her growing reputation by earning a sixth successive win in the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes.

Horse Racing

Unbeaten Quorto suffers fatal injury

10th July 2020, 15:21

Unbeaten Group 1 winner Quorto suffered a fatal injury during training at Newmarket on Thursday, according to Charlie Appleby.

Horse Racing

Thunderous hands Johnston a memorable York double

9th July 2020, 17:12

Trainer Mark Johnston claimed a famous double at York as Thunderous capped off a day to remember by landing the Dante Stakes on Thursday.

Horse Racing

Johnston considers German Oaks for Rose of Kildare

9th July 2020, 16:48

Mark Johnston says Rose of Kildare could now run in the German Oaks after winning the Group Three Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York on Thursday.