Tour matches set to return as Uruguay come to CAP

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Cardiff Blues are set to face Uruguay at the Arms Park in November in what will be the first touring game to take place since Australia visited since November 2009.

The game will kick-off Uruguay’s Autumn tour of Europe on Tuesday 6th November, and will be the first game between the South American nation and any Cardiff side.

Uruguay are currently ranked 18th in the world rankings and will be in Wales’ pool at the World Cup next year. They will also play Ulster, Fiji and Romania in November as they prepare for the tournament in Japan.

Cory Allen scores against Uruguay at the 2015 World Cup

It adds another chapter in the long history of Cardiff taking on international, service and touring sides, with Cardiff Blues having lost 3-31 to an Australia XV at the Cardiff City Stadium in 2009.

Before that Cardiff RFC had plenty of experience playing visiting sides, with 45 teams having come to the Arms Park in the previous 125 years, excluding games against the Barbarians.

The fixture will kick off at 7.05pm with tickets costing £12 for adults, although season ticket holders can get tickets for just £10. The game will also be shown live on BBC Two Wales.

Although the first team play Zebre in the Pro14 just two days prior, Cardiff Blues head coach John Mulvihill has confirmed that the strongest possible side will be selected to go up against a fully loaded Uruguay.

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