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Groves skippers select against Nottingham

13th November 2015

Number Eight Jevon Groves will captain Cardiff Blues Premiership Select when they face Nottingham Rugby in the British & Irish Cup at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 2.30pm).

Groves will lead an exciting young team – and pack down in the back row with Ben Roach and Macauley Cook - as the Cardiff Blues Premiership Select prepare for this season’s B&I Cup competition and the opener in Pool 4.

Scott Andrews adds his experience at tighthead prop and joins Bradley Thyer and Ethan Lewis up front. Miles Normandale and Chris Dicomidis complete the pack.

Scrum half Lewis Jones and fly half Gareth Davies combine at half back while the threat out wide is provided by Owen Jenkins and Richard Smith.

Wales Under-20 midfielder Garyn Smith and Adam Thomas play in the centre while Harry Davies.

Head Coach Richard Hodges said: “We are excited by the make-up of the team we have selected for the cup opener with Nottingham Rugby.

“We have a blend of experience and youth involved and players who have represented both Cardiff RFC and Pontypridd RFC this season.

“Nottingham will be a stern test and have been in form in the English Championship. However, we have a game plan and look forward to the challenge on home soil.”

Fans are advised that Season Ticket holders for Cardiff Blues gain FREE entry to the fixture while Season Ticket holders from Cardiff RFC and Pontypridd RFC gain entry for £5 with their Season ticket card. Adult entry is £10, concessions £8 and Kids for a Quid!

Cardiff Blues Premiership Select: 15 Harry Davies, 14 Richard Smith, 13 Garyn Smith, 12 Adam Thomas, 11 Owen Jenkins, 10 Gareth Davies, 9 Lewis Jones; 1 Bradley Thyer, 2 Ethan Lewis, 3 Scott Andrews, 4 Miles Normandale, 5 Chris Dicomidis, 6 Macauley Cook, 7 Ben Roach, 8 Jevon Groves (c)

Replacements: 16 Marc Breeze, 17 Kieron Assiratti, 18 James Sheekey, 19 Shane Lewis Hughes, 20 Mike Hale, 21 James Thomas, 22 Will Rees-Hole