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White In Blues Team to play Border Reivers

5th January 2007

The Cardiff Blues side to face the Border Reivers tomorrow shows one change from the starting XV that defeated the Llanelli Scarlets on New Years Day.

The backs are unchanged and in the forwards Ben White comes in at blindside flanker. There is also a positional change with Scott Morgan moving to second row in place of the injured Bradley Davies.

There are four changes in the subs with youngsters James Down, Adam Powell and Scot Roberts all featuring.

Commenting on the selection David Young said. “Tom Shanklin is still struggling with a thigh strain. We hope to nurse him through but he may be a doubt for next week also but that’s where we are regards to this season. Taufaao Filise has also had a scan and he may also be a doubt for next week.”

Blues Team: Ben Blair, Tom James, Jamie Robinson, Marc Stcherbina, Chris Czekaj, Nick Robinson, Mike Phillips, Xavier Rush (C), Rhys Shellard, Ben White, Scott Morgan, Deiniol Jones, Gary Powell, T Rhys Thomas, Gethin Jenkins

Replacements: Scot Roberts, Gareth Williams, James Down, Adam Powell, Ed Fairhurst, Mosese Luveitasau, Nick Macleod

Border Reivers Team: Calum MacRae (c), Simon Danielli, Nick De Luca, Bryan Rennie, Brendon Daniel, Gregor Townsend, Rob Chrystie, Gavin Kerr, Steve Scott, Ed Kalman, Stuart Grimes, Opeta Palepoi, Scott Gray, Andy Miller, Kelly Brown

Replacements: Ross Ford, Bruce Douglas, Scott Newlands, John Dalziel, Brendan McKerchar, Steve Jones, Garry Law