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Blues set off on European trail

20th October 2004

Cardiff Blues open their European campaign against Ulster in Belfast on Friday evening with a team showing three changes, one positional, from the one that started against Munster last week.

With Jonny Vaughton switching wings to the left in place of Freddie Tuilagi, Nick Walne returns to fill the vacancy on the right.

The only other change is in the pack where Deiniol Jones teams up with Craig Quinnell in the second row.

Craig Morgan, Rhys Williams, Tom Shanklin, Gethin Jenkins, Gareth Williams , Deiniol Jones, Kort Schubert and Martyn Williams continue their 100 per cent record for appearances in competitive matches for the season.

Team: Craig Morgan; Nick Walne, Rhys Williams, Tom Shanklin, Jonny Vaughton; Lee Thomas, Dean Dewdney; Gethin Jenkins, Gareth Williams, Martin Jones, Craig Quinnell, Deiniol Jones, Nathan Thomas, Kort Schubert, Martyn Williams (captain)

Replacements: Andrew Lewis, Rhys Thomas, Robert Sidoli, Nathan Budgett, Richard Smith, Nick Macleod, Shaun James

Referee: Joel Jutge (France)