Cardiff Blues and Cardiff RFC linked up for a joint training session on Tuesday night as both sides prepare for a return to playing action in tough conditions this weekend.
On a cold, wet and windy night at the Arms Park, there was the small matter of some serious hailstones to contend with for the players with John Mulvihill and Steve Law keen to get some game situations involved in their build-up to Saturday’s away trips.
Cardiff Blues are set to take on Connacht in Galway this weekend, with the BBC Weather website forecasting winds of 57mph and a 77% chance of rain at kick-off time on Saturday evening, with the rain having been coming down all day.
Cardiff RFC, meanwhile, are heading up to the top of the Gwent Valleys on Saturday afternoon, with the forecast at Eugene Cross Park showing 44mph winds and a 95% chance of rain. That rain will have been falling heavily since first thing on Friday.
There has to be a question mark over whether both games will go ahead, despite both home grounds being used to inclement weather, but the Blues and the Blue and Blacks will be ready to face the conditions should the games go ahead.
Featured image from Cardiff RFC physio Dyfri Owen @PPPphysio