Cardiff Blues have signed former Wales scrum-half Tavis Knoyle from Gloucester. Cardiff Blues have signed former Wales scrum-half Tavis Knoyle from Gloucester. Cardiff Blues will be without Wales scrum-halves Lloyd Williams and Tomos Williams for the Champions Cup match against Saracens. Cardiff Blues could be forced into the transfer market for a short-term scrum-half option this week as injuries rule out three of the four scrum-half options afforded to Danny Wilson. Head-to-head: Two livewire scrum-halves will battle it out at the Principality Stadium when Gareth Davies faces one of the stars of the tournament so far in Antoine Dupont .
Impact of scrum-halves in relation to match outcome  Harvey, Jack ( Cardiff Metropolitan University , 2013 ) The study aimed to quantify the skills demonstrated by scrum-halves during the Rugby World Cup tournament 2011, and their influence on match outcomes. A range of performance indicators were selected and researched.

Cardiff’s third try, just after half-time in an eventual 33-14 victory, illustrated this theory. The 23-year-old will move to the Arms Park from the Aviva Premiership club at the end of this season. Why Wales produce better scrum halves than England Tomos Williams is the latest to roll off Wales’s No 9 production line with Eddie Jones only able to look on with envy John Westerby Following the acquisition of Josh Adams and Hallam Amos, plus new deals for Jarrod Evans, Josh Navidi, Willis Halaholo and Kristian Dacey, the highly-rated scrum-half has followed suit and will remain at the Arms Park.

Wales scrum-half Tomos Williams has handed Cardiff Blues another boost after becoming the latest player to sign a new long-term contract..
The 23-year-old will move to the Arms Park from the Aviva Premiership club at the end of this season. All games in the tournament were used (n=48) and analysed in detail using SportsCode V8, based upon a pre-designed code window. The study aimed to quantify the skills demonstrated by scrum-halves during the Rugby World Cup tournament 2011, and their influence on match outcomes.

Although fellow centre Virimi Vakatawa is the more experienced player, he is not necessarily renowned for his defensive qualities and his team-mate will need to step up in Cardiff.