Blog Banner

Cardiff Blues name Team To Face Munster

18th September 2008

David Young has selected his side for the trip to Musgrave Park, to take on Munster

Munster v Cardiff Blues on Setanta & S4C
Saturday 20 September, Musgrave Park, 7.30pm kick off
Having played the last three Magners League champions in a week, the Cardiff Blues travel to take on the current Heineken Cup champions Muster.
Munster have won three of their last four matches in the Magners League, however the Cardiff Blues can take heart from the fact they are unbeaten in their last six games against Irish opponents.
They have also won the last four Magners League encounters with Munster and have won on their last two visits to Cork.
David Young has selected the following side:
15 Ben Blair
14 Richard Mustoe
13 Jamie Robinson
12 Jamie Roberts
11 Gareth Thomas
10 Ceri Sweeney
9 Jason Spice
8 Andy Powell
7 Robin Sowden Taylor
6 Maama Molitika
5 Paul Tito (c)
4 Bradley Davies
3 TaufaÂ’ao Filise
2 Gareth Williams
1 Gethin Jenkins
16 Gary Powell
17 T Rhys Thomas
18 Scott Morgan
19 Mark Lewis
20 Darren Allinson
21 Nicky Robinson
22 Tom Shanklin
Injury News:
Martyn Williams has torn a ligament on the inside of his left ankle but no operation is needed to repair the injury. Martyn will have rehabilitation on the ankle and aims to be back fit for the first round of Heineken Cup matches on the 11th October. 
Leigh Halfpenny suffered a deep cut beneath his eye during the Ulster match and was not considered for the Munster match.
Tom James had a slight problem with his groin and now is expected to be back in full training by the end September or early October.
Richie Rees has a slight back problem and should also return to full training on 22 of September.
Xavier Rush suffered an injury to his knee ligaments and to his kneecap during the summer. He is back in training with the fitness coaches and hopes to be available for selection for the Connacht or Sale Sharks match.
Deiniol Jones had shoulder reconstruction surgery at the end of last season. He is also likely to be available for selection for the Connacht or Sale Sharks game.
Ross Johnson injured his knee playing in the Principality Premiership, which will keep him out of action for 6 weeks.
Sam Warburton had an operation on Friday 29 August at Spire Healthcare. He suffered a reoccurrence of a shoulder injury that he sustained during this years Junior World Cup in June. He is expected to be out until February 2009.
Rhys Williams severed his patella tendom and dislocated his knee-cap in the match against Glasgow last November. He is back in training and is expected to be available for selection in mid to late October.