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Cardiff Blues Team To Face Perpignan

11th January 2006

Cardiff Blues are almost back to full strength as they face Perpignan on Saturday for what could be a winner takes all encounter.

They are calling on their fans to beat their Welsh record of 11,764 people attending a Heineken Cup game. The match will also see Martyn Williams make his 50th Heineken Cup appearance. He becomes only the 23rd player to win an ERC Elite 50 Cap and the first Arms Park player to reach the landmark.

Speaking of the achievement David Young , Cardiff Blues Director of Coaching said,

“Throughout the lean years Martyn has always performed at the highest level and it’s a measure of his consistency and durability that he is the first Cardiff Blues player to reach 50 games in the Heineken Cup."

“It's a nice milestone to achieve but it doesn't feel like I've played that many games in the tournament. It couldn't be a better game to achieve the honour because it's a massive match for everyone in the region. We haven't been in the quarter-finals since we lost at Gloucester in 2001 and we'd like another big crowd to help us in our quest to go through. They've helped make the difference in our last two home games.” Said Martyn Williams.

Rhys Williams (c), Craig Morgan, Jamie Robinson, Marc Stcherbina, Jonah Lomu, Nick Macleod, Mike Phillips, Xavier Rush, Martyn Williams, Andy Powell, Robert Sidoli, Deiniol Jones, Martin Jones, Rhys Thomas, Gethin Jenkins

John Yapp, Duane Goodfield, Craig Quinnell, Robin Sowden-Taylor, Ryan Powell, Lee Thomas, Roger Warren

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