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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.

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