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Rees back on Blues duty after cancer all-clear
ESPN Staff
March 26, 2014
Matthew Rees will make his rugby return this weekend © PA Photos
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Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees is set to feature in Saturday's match against Ulster in what will be his first game since October.

Rees had a spell away from the game as he received treatment for testicular cancer but he got the all-clear six weeks ago and is set to play some part in the weekend's match.

Blues coach Dale McIntosh hailed the news, telling Wales Online: "It's phenomenal news. What can you say about the guy. He's an inspiration to us all.

"I have played with him and he is a fine rugby player. He is also a tremendous friend and person. The boys are inspired by him. We have missed him, both off the field and on the pitch.

"He has come back in and called a spade a spade. He has really intensified training because of his attitude and just given the boys a huge, huge lift. They look at him and think 'Crikey, what this guy has gone through is unbelievable and we have got no right to complain or be half-hearted in anything we do'".

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