Cardiff Blues 13 - 18 Munster Rugby
Fri 23 September 19:05 Cardiff City Stadium Att: 5,466 Ref: David Wilkinson Pro12

Blues name side to face Munster

Thu 22 Sep 2011 10:53 Blues name side to face Munster
Cardiff Blues have made seven changes to the side that lost out in Ulster last Friday as they welcome defending champions Munster to the Cardiff City Stadium this Friday, 7.05pm kick off.

In the backs Dan Fish comes in for Chris Czekaj who misses the match with a shoulder injury and Richard Mustoe in for Tom James who is out with a calf strain.

Other changes in the backs see Dafydd Hewitt and Richie Rees starting with Casey Laulala and Lewis Jones dropping down to the bench.

There are three changes in the forwards with Andries Pretorius recovered from a knee injury and starting at 8, with Rush moving to the bench. Maama Molitika moves from blindside to openside in place of the injured Martyn Williams. Michael Paterson moves from the second row to the backrow. Deiniol Jones starts in the second row.

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15 Dan Fish 14 Alex Cuthbert 13 Gavin Evans 12 Dafydd Hewitt 11 Richard Mustoe 10 Ceri Sweeney 9 Richie Rees

8 Andries Pretorius 7 Maama Molitika 6 Michael Paterson
5 Deiniol Jones 4 Paul Tito (C) 3 Scott Andrews 2 T Rhys Thomas 1 Sam Hobbs

16 Rhys Williams 17 Nathan Trevett 18 Ryan Harford 19 Xavier Rush 20 Thomas Young 21 Lewis Jones 22 Rhys Patchell 23 Casey Laulala

Not available due to injury

Ben Blair – knee
John Yapp – calf
Gareth Williams – neck
Kristian Dacey – shoulder
Gareth Davies - hamstring
Chris Czekaj – shoulder
Martyn Williams – arm

Tom James - calf

Unavailable because of RWC

Gethin Jenkins, Bradley Davies , Sam Warburton, Lloyd Williams, Jamie Roberts and Leigh Halfpenny

Fau Filise

Dan Parks