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Appleyard Steps Up For The Blues

30th January 2004

Rob Appleyard will play in the back row for the Blues against Sale Sharks at Cardiff Arms Park tomorrow.

With Jim Brownrigg unavailable through illness, Appleyard steps up for his first start since the Celtic League match against the Dragons last November. Robin Sowden-Taylor is added to the replacements' bench in the only other change to the 22 players on duty during the last three weeks of European competition.

Team: Rhys Williams; Nick Walne, Jamie Robinson, Tom Shanklin, Craig Morgan; Nick Robinson, Ryan Powell; John Yapp, Gareth Williams, Ben Evans, Craig Quinnell, Andy Moore, Rob Appleyard, Nathan Thomas, Martyn Williams (captain)

Replacements: Darren Crompton, Ken Fourie, Heino Senekal, Rhys Thomas, Robin Sowden-Taylor, Andrew Moore, Matt Allen