Cardiff Blues 18 - 17 Edinburgh
Sat 09 October 17:45 Cardiff City Stadium Att: 10,521 Ref: Romain Poite Heineken Cup

Blues team to face Edinburgh announced

Fri 8 Oct 2010 13:18 Blues team to face Edinburgh announced
The Blues kick off their campaign with a home match against the team from the Scottish capital on Saturday, 5.45pm kick off.

Having recorded a bonus point win of 34 points to 23 over Edinburgh in the opening round of the Magners League, the Blues will hope for more of the same this Saturday.

Speaking ahead of the match Cardiff Blues Director of Rugby, David Young said,
"Despite our win in September, I'm sure Edinburgh will come to Cardiff feeling quite confident."

"I think we've only beaten them twice of seven outings in the last couple of seasons so they have always been quite successful against us."

"In fairness to them they are a quality team and they always cause us problems."

"Although it was a bonus point win for us they blew a lot of opportunities. If they can nail those opportunities then they will be in with a shout."

"However, I feel if we can bring our best game to the table they will struggle with our physicality."

*The Cardiff Blues Bus for the Edinburgh game will pick up from Wood Street only due to road closures. The buses will therefore start from Wood Street Stop JS (in front of Cardiff Central Train Station) at 4.10pm. The shuttle bus goes every 10 minutes to and from the stadium. The shuttle bus service is free for season ticket holders and costs only £2.00 for non season ticket holders.

* As part of the 2010/11 Cardiff Blues season ticket package, season ticket holders can purchase two additional tickets for any Heineken Cup match for only £10 each. To purchase your two additional tickets for the Edinburgh match call the ticket office on 0845 345 1400 or buy online on

*Executive Members can purchase two additional seats on Level 4, for 50% off for all Heineken Cup games.

These tickets will now only cost £17.50 +VAT each. There is limited availability of Executive Membership seats left and the offer runs on a first come first served basis.
Once sold out Executive Members can apply for the same offer as the season ticket holder in the bowl, two additional tickets for any for only £10 each

Note - Diamond and Gold member offer for Heineken Cup - Half price for extra seats £17.50 + Vat each

Cardiff Blues team

15 Ben Blair 14 Leigh Halfpenny 13 Casey Laulala 12 Tom Shanklin 11 Chris Czekaj 10 Dan Parks 9 Richie Rees

8 Xavier Rush 7 Martyn Williams 6 Maama Molitika 5 Paul Tito (c) 4 Bradley Davies 3 Taufa’ao Filise 2 T Rhys Thomas 1 Gethin Jenkins

16 Rhys Williams 17 John Yapp 18 Scott Andrews 19 Deiniol Jones 20 Sam Warburton 21 Lloyd Williams 22 Ceri Sweeney 23 Dafydd Hewitt