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Cardiff Blues v London Irish

28th November 2006

Director of Coaching David Young has selected a side that sees the return of four Welsh Internationals into the starting line up for the crunch match against London Irish this Friday (kick off 7.40pm).

Mike Phillips, Martyn Williams, Rhys Thomas and Gethin Jenkins all start on Friday night, with Tom Shanklin covering on the bench.

Tickets are on general sale for the winner takes all clash against London Irish in the EDF Energy Cup and are selling quickly. There are only a limited number of stand tickets still available and with the Blues in a strong position to go through to the semi finals, the match is expected to sell out. Supporters are advised to purchase tickets as soon as possible. Ticket Office 029 2030 2030

“It’s a massive month for us with some mouth watering matches over the next four or five week period. They are huge games and promise to be very exciting. These are games that we have to be at our best to win but I’m sure we can match with the best of them.

"The crowds have made a difference. It’s massive for the team to have a full Arms Park and hopefully very vocal support getting behind us. We’ve got a part to play but I’m sure we can do that, but I’m looking forward to having great support the way we always do.” Said David Young

Cardiff Blues Team: Ben Blair, Chris Czekaj, Jamie Robinsin, Marc Stcherbina, Mosese Luveitasau, Nick Robinson, Mike Phillips, Xavier Rush (c), Martyn Williams, Scott Morgan, James Goode, Deiniol Jones, Taufaao Filise, T Rhys Thomas, Gethin Jenkins

Replacements: John Yapp, Duane Goodfield, Bradley Davies, Mark Lewis, Wayne Evans, Nick Macleod, Tom Shanklin