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Four changes for Blues

Guinness PRO12 Editor

2 Apr 2010

Cardiff Blues Director of Rugby, David Young, makes four changes for Ulster clash this Saturday.

In the Backs Jamie Roberts comes in for the injured Tom Shanklin, while in the Forwards Sam Warburton starts at Openside, Maama Molitika at Blindside and Deiniol Jones returns from injury to start in the second row. Gareth Williams also returns from injury to take a place on the bench while John Yapp, who was named in the original 27 man squad, is expected to return to action next weekend.

Speaking ahead of the game Young said,

"We were not happy with the way we played last week but at the end of the day it was a win so we have to be pleased with that and as I said after the match the result is a lot more important that the performance at this stage of the season."

"We can play a lot better but we also expect them to be a lot better. If we can get the result it will certainly help our cause."

"We obviously struggled last week as we had a number of players coming back into the team after Welsh duty and it looked as if they hadn’t played together for a number of weeks which was the case so we will be looking for a big improvement this week."

15 Ben Blair 14 Leigh Halfpenny 13 Casey Laulala 12 Jamie Roberts 11 Tom James 10 Ceri Sweeney 9 Richie Rees

8 Xavier Rush 7 Sam Warburton 6 Maama Molitika 5 Paul Tito 4 Deiniol Jones 3 Taufa’au Filise 2 T Rhys Thomas 1 Gethin Jenkins

16 Scott Andrews 17 Gareth Williams 18 Andries Pretorius 19 Martyn Williams 20 Darren Allinson 21 Dai Flanagan 22 Dafydd Hewitt