Rees's battle with big C continues

Sat, 02 Nov 2013 10:27
Large matthew rees 630

Cardiff Blues captain and former Welsh skipper Matthew Rees is continuing his battle with cancer.

Cardiff Blues captain and former Welsh skipper Matthew Rees is continuing his battle with cancer.

Both the Blues and the player's management company confirmed that he is to have "extensive treatment" for testicular cancer.

It was revealed that the additional treatment will extend his time away from the game.

The region announced last month that Rees was to have an enforced spell away from the game.

The Blues confirmed that Rees will commence further treatment at Velindre Hospital, Cardiff from next week as he targets a return to playing in the future.

"The region will continue to support Matthew and his family in every way possible throughout this period and we look forward to his return to rugby in the future," the club's statement said.

"Matt Rees is currently battling against testicular cancer," an ABC management statement said.

Appealing for charity donations for the cancer centre, the management company added: "We would be grateful for any support that you could give to Matt during this difficult time and are aiming to reach out to everyone who has played with or against, supported or knows Matt."

Rees, who has won 58 caps, made his Wales debut in 2005 and became a British and Irish Lions Test player on the 2009 South Africa tour.

He skippered Wales during the 2011 Six Nations Championship, but missed the World Cup in New Zealand later that year due to a neck injury.

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 30 September 2016
Golden Lions v Sharks 15h00 Johannesburg
EP Kings v Pumas 16h00 Nelspruit
Western Province v Boland 17h10 Cape Town
Dragons v Glasgow Warriors 18h35 Rodney Parade
Connacht v Edinburgh 18h35 Sportsground
Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs 18h45 Franklin's Gardens
Bristol v Saracens 18h45 Ashton Gate
Sat, 01 October 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Griquas 12h00 Bloemfontein
Sale Sharks v Leicester Tigers 13h30 AJ Bell Stadium
Gloucester v Bath 14h00 Kingsholm
South Africa v Australia 15h05 Loftus Versfeld
Munster v Zebre 16h00 Thomond Park
Ulster v Ospreys 17h30 Kingspan Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Leinster 18h35 BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park
Treviso v Scarlets 19h05 Stadio Monigo
Sun, 02 October 2016
Argentina v New Zealand 22h10 Ascoli Piceno
Wasps v Harlequins 13h30 Ricoh Arena
Worcester Warriors v Newcastle Falcons 14h00 Sixways
Tue, 04 October 2016
Edinburgh v Ulster 19h35 BT Murrayfield
PRO12
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Ulster 4 4 0 0 17
Cardiff Blues 4 4 0 0 17
Ospreys 4 3 0 1 15
Leinster 4 3 0 1 14
Munster 4 3 0 1 14
Glasgow Warriors 4 2 0 2 12
Dragons 4 1 0 3 5
Scarlets 4 1 0 3 4
Edinburgh 4 1 0 3 4
Treviso 4 1 0 3 4
Zebre 3 0 0 3 2
Connacht 3 0 0 3 0