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Scarlets v Blues Match Preview

16th March 2005

This game is a real European Cup showdown as a loss for Cardiff Blues would almost extinguish any hopes of an automatic qualification for the Heineken Cup next season – with only the playoff route still open.

The Llanelli Scarlets have won back to back matches against Munster and Connacht and have not strung together three successive wins in the Celtic League since the end of last season. The Scarlets have won their last five home games in the competition since Connacht beat them 21-29 in October.

Cardiff Blues have won three of their past four matches in all competitions, and will be looking for a repeat of the away victory at Connacht on 22 January.

The Scarlets won both encounters with the Blues in season 2003/04, but the Blues exacted some revenge with a 14-10 win at the Arms Park on 7 November.

Scarlets v Blues
Celtic League
At Stradey Park
kick off 3.30pm
live on S4C
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU).

For information on travelling to this game with Cardiff Rugby Supporters club

Scarlets 35- 20 Blues
8 Oct 04 - Celtic League
Stradey Park
Llanelli Scarlets Scorers - Matthew Watkins(T), Tal Selley(T) Gareth Bowen(2C/7P)
Cardiff Blues scorers - Lee Abdul(T), Nick Robinson(2C/2P), Andy Moore(T)

Blues 0-6 Scarlets
Sat 13 Mar 04 - Celtic League
Arms Park
Llanelli Scarlets Scorers Gareth Bowen(2P)

Blues 14-10 Scarlets
Sun 7 Nov 04 - Celtic League
Arms Park
Llanelli Scarlets scorers - Barry Davies(T) Gareth Bowen(C/P)
Cardiff Blues Scorers Dean Dewdney(T) Lee Thomas(3P)