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Blues looking to bounce back against Bath

23rd August 2012

Cardiff Blues welcome back international players to face Bath in their final pre season friendly.

Having already played the Cheetahs, Worcester and Gloucester the Blues now face Bath at the Rec ahead of their opening match in the RaboDirect PRO12.

The Blues welcome back Leigh Halfpenny, Alex Cuthbert, Lloyd Williams, Sam Warburton and Bradley Davies from international duty, with Harry Robinson having played last week against Gloucester.

Speaking of the match Cardiff Blues Director of Rugby Phil Davies said,

“Obviously disappointed to have lost to a strong Gloucester side but I’m delighted with the effort put in by the players and we scored a nice try.”

“We are starting to see the work that is being done on the training field on the pitch on match days.”

“We’ve played teams with big packs and experienced teams so the players will learn from that.”

“We have a full squad to pick from and then the international players will be able to play from week two and three of the RaboDirect.”

Starting XV:
15. Leigh Halfpenny 14. Alex Cuthbert 13. Cory Allen 12. Rhys Patchell 11. Harry Robinson 10. Jason Tovey 9. Lloyd Williams

8. Andries Pretorius 7. Sam Warburton 6. Rory Watts-Jones 5. Lou Reed 4. Bradley Davies 3. Taufa’ao Filise 2. Andi Kyriacou 1. Nathan Trevett

Dan Fish, Adam Thomas, Gareth Davies, Tom Williams, Lewis Jones, Luke Hamilton, Thomas Young, Josh Navidi, Robin Copeland, Macauley Cook, Scott Andrews, Rhys Williams, Tom Davies