Rhys Blumberg appointed Cardiff Blues COO

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Rhys Blumberg is back at Cardiff Blues for a third spell after being appointed Chief Operating Officer starting this month at the Arms Park.

The former Glantaf pupil first joined the club in 2012 as part of the Commercial Department, eventually graduating Head of Marketing in 2013 before leaving for the first time to take up a role with the Genero Group in 2015.

He then returned to the Arms Park in late 2017 as General Manager, staying in post during the period where Cardiff Blues won a second European Challenge Cup and dealt with the departure of Danny Wilson as well as the appointment of John Mulvihill.

Blumberg’s second departure came early last year when he took up a role with the Hong Kong Rugby Union, but after just over a year in Asia he is back in the Welsh capital as Chief Operating Officer.

He will be responsible for the day-to-day operational side of the business, allowing Chief Executive Richard Holland to take on a wider strategic view, with a crucial period in the club’s history approaching as the lease on the Arms Park comes close to expiring and a new funding model comes into play.

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