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Ryan Powell Back For The Blues

10th December 2004

Scrum-half Ryan Powell has passed a late fitness test on his bruised ribs and plays for the Blues tomorrow against Gloucester in the Heineken Cup.

He is one of two newcomers to the starting line-up from the side that narrowly lost 19-23 at Kingsholm last weekend. The other change sees Martin Jones play at tight-head with Gethin Jenkins moving across the front row into the number one shirt.

Nick Walne is unfit so his place on the bench is taken by Dean Dewdney.

Team: Rhys Williams; Fereti Tuilagi, Shaun James, Tom Shanklin, Craig Morgan; Lee Thomas, Ryan Powell; Gethin Jenkins, Rhys Thomas, Martin Jones, Deiniol Jones, Robert Sidoli, Nathan Thomas, Kort Schubert, Martyn Williams (captain)

Replacements: John Yapp, Gareth Williams, Ben Evans, Nathan Budgett, Robin Sowden-Taylor, Dean Dewdney, Nick Macleod

Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)

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