Cardiff Blues 19 - 21 Edinburgh
Fri 07 September 19:05 Cardiff Arms Park Att: 7,412 Ref: David Wilkinson Pro12

Blues name side for homecoming match

Thu 6 Sep 2012 11:22 Blues name side for homecoming match
Match tickets for this match are competitively priced from £15 for an adult terrace ticket and £25 for two adults and two children in the Family Stand.

The Blues will be launching their Heineken Fanzone at the much anticipated match and there will be a host of entertainment for supporters to enjoy with gates opening two hours before kick off.

Following on from an away victory over Connacht last Saturday Phil Davies has selected a side that sees the return of internationals Leigh Hlafpenny, Alex Cuthbert, Sam Warburton and Bradley Davies.

Speaking ahead of the match Phil Davies said,

“I’ve watched Edinburgh and they are a very committed side who like to play an expansive style of rugby and are very competitive throughout all areas of the game.

“They come off the back of a successful season last year which saw them reach the semi final of the Heineken Cup.

“Therefore their confidence will be high.

“They have some outstanding players in their ranks with the likes of Visser, Denton and Laidlaw and of course they have recruited ex Blues players Richie Rees and John Yapp.

“We expect a pretty dogged performance off them but also an expansive style which we ourselves are endeavouring to produce.

“It is fantastic to be back at the Arms Park and Peter Thomas along with Richard Holland deserve massive credit for making this happen.

“The staff at the Arms Park have done a magnificent job since we have been back and hopefully you will all see and appreciate all the work that has been undertaken during the summer.

15. Leigh Halfpenny 14. Alex Cuthbert 13. Gavin Evans 12. Dafydd Hewitt 11. Tom James 10. Ceri Sweeney 9. Lewis Jones

8. Andries Pretorius (c) 7. Sam Warburton 6. Josh Navidi 5. James Down 4. Bradley Davies 3.Benoit Bourrust 2.Rhys Williams 1.Taufa’ao Filise

16. Marc Breeze 17. Nathan Trevett 18.Thomas Davies 19. Lou Reed 20.Luke Hamilton 21.Lloyd Williams 22. Rhys Patchell 23. Thomas Williams


15 Greig Tonks 14 Lee Jones 13 Nick De Luca 12 John Houston 11 Tim Visser 10 Greig Laidlaw (c) 9 Richie Rees

8 Stuart Mclnally 7 Roddy Grant 6 David Denton 5 Sean Cox 4 Grant Gilchrist 3 Geoff Cross 2 Ross Ford 1 Allan Jacobsen

16 Andy Titterrell 17 John Yapp 18 Willem Nel 19 Perry Parker 20 Netani Talei 21 Chris Leck 22 Gregor Hunter 23 Sep Visser

Tickets can be purchase by calling the Ticket Office on 029 2030 2030 or online at