Magners FairPlay is Awarded to Welsh Team The Blues In Rugby
28 May 2010 | posted by: Martin Shaffer | No Comment
The League, Magners Specsavers Fairplay has been awarded to Dai Young’s team, The Blues. The men earned $14359.40 in US dollars to use towards youth development. This also is the second season a team from the Welsh region has claimed this.
The Blues in 18 season matches have only picked up seven yellow cards and no players have ever sent off. Edinburgh conceded two yellow cards in the last minutes of the remaining game. They played against Leinster who fell from being number one in the League, allowing the Blues to be the winners.
With The Blues topping the league, Munster was at the bottom of the list with 20 points with one red card in 90 matches of the season and 17 yellow cards. Adding the Amlin Challenge Cup after an historical European win over Toulon, The Blues win boosts their confidence even more. The international season is around the corner and the achievement The Blues has set should keep encouraging players to play fair and watch their conduct out on the field.
The Cardiff Blues currently has 65 clubs within five unitary authorities. Local talent includes players like flanker Sam Warburton from Wales, Gethin Jenkins a Irish Lions prop, and Bradley Davies a Wales lock. The Fairplay League award is based on the teams disciplinary record and how low the points are the team has received. Three points are given for each citation or red card and for each yellow one point is given. The winner receives money to spend on developing their youth programs.