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Blues team to face Munster announced

28th February 2007

Cardiff Blues have selected a team that includes six players from Wales Six Nations 2007 squad to face Munster on Friday night.

Jamie Robinson, Chris Czekaj, Mike Phillips, Scott Morgan, Robert Sidoli and T Rhys Thomas will all start for the Blues as they take on the Heineken Cup Champions at Musgrave Park. Muster have only lost there once in their last dozen encounters: 17-20 to Ulster in December 2005.

The two sides have already met on three occasions this season with Cardiff Blues winning the Magners League clash 22-13 at the Arms Park, but Munster taking both legs in the European Cup during December.

The Blues had earlier in the day announced on their website the good news that both Jamie and Nicky Robinson had signed contract extensions to keep them at the Arms Park but have been dealt a blow with the news that Hooker, Duane Goodfield, has undergone shoulder surgery that will keep him out of action until next season.

Cardiff Blues Team: Ben Blair, Tom James, Jamie Robinson, Marc Stcherbina, Chris Czekaj, Nicky Robinson, Mike Phillips, Xavier Rush (c), Rhys Shellard, Scott Morgan, Robert Sidoli, Deiniol Jones, Gary Powell, T Rhys Thomas, TaufaÂ’ao Filise

Replacements: Scott Roberts, Gareth Williams, Ben White, Mark Lewis, Wayne Evans, Mosese Luveitasau, Nick Macleod