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All Blacks open University’s revamped gym

21 November 2017

All Blacks training

The All Blacks officially opened Cardiff University’s new state-of-the-art gym then trained in it ahead of their clash with Wales in Cardiff.

Wales host New Zealand on Saturday 25 November at the Principality Stadium in the latest of this year’s autumn international series.

Wales have already played against Australia and Georgia, with South Africa visiting on 2 December following the eagerly awaited All Blacks match.

All four visiting teams are preparing for the matches at the revamped Fitness and Conditioning Centre, which reopened on Senghennydd Road in time for the 2017/18 university term.

The All Blacks officially opened the refurbished facility during a training session which was attended by Cardiff University Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Riordan.

Professor Riordan said: “It’s a privilege to have one of the finest sports teams in the world open our refurbished Fitness and Conditioning Centre and then use it for their training...”

VC Prof. Colin Riordan (Square)

"It’s a testament to the excellence of our facilities that the likes of the All Blacks, Australia, South Africa and Georgia want to come here to prepare for their matches against Wales."

Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff University

The University has a long standing relationship with touring teams who visit the city to play Wales during the autumn series.

The Fitness and Conditioning Centre offers three floors of cardiovascular, resistance and weight-based equipment including a top floor now dedicated to strength and conditioning training.

The facility is open Monday to Friday from 06:45 to 21:00 and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00.

Our gold and platinum memberships give you reduced rates and unlimited access to certain facilities over 12 months.