Young makes two changes for Scarlets clash

Guinness PRO12 Editor

16 Apr 2010


David Young has made two changes to the team that defeated Newcastle Falcons for the match against the Scarlets on Saturday.

Second row forward, Paul Tito, returns to the starting line up with Bradley Davies dropping down to the bench. In the front row, Gareth Williams starts at Hooker with T Rhys Thomas also moving down to the bench.

Gethin Jenkins makes his 100th appearance for the Blues having joined the region in the summer of the 2004.

The Blues travel to Parc y Scarlets boosted by two big away wins, having recorded a 33 to 24 point win over Ulster at Ravenhill in the Magners League and 55 point to 20 win over Newcastle Falcons in the north east of England in the Amlin Cup. Even more impressively the Blues have also won their last five away encounters.

They will be buoyed by the fact they have beaten Scarlets twice already this season, 19-15 at Cardiff City Stadium in the Magners League and 38-23 at Parc y Scarlets in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

Tickets for the match are available by calling the Scarlets ticket office on 08718718088

The Supporters’ Club are running coaches to Parc-y-Scarlets, please contact Graeme on 07825 219354 to book your seats.

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

8 Xavier Rush 7 Martyn Williams 6 Maama Molitika 5 Paul Tito (c) 4 Deiniol Jones 3 Taufa’au Filise 2 Gareth Williams 1 Gethin Jenkins

16 T Rhys Thomas 17 John Yapp 18 Bradley Davies 19 Sam Warburton 20 Lloyd Williams 21 Dai Flanagan 22 Dafydd Hewitt

Not considered for selection

Andy Powell – calf and hamstring strain
Tom James – groin
Sam Norton Knight – back

Long term injuries

Gareth Cooper – groin
Tom Shanklin – knee
Gary Powell – ruptured Achilles
Sam Hobbs – head injury


Hodge impressed with Edinburgh’s character after dramatic Challenge Cup win

Edinburgh’s acting head coach Duncan Hodge admitted he could not quite believe his side had emerged victorious from their Challenge Cup clash with Harlequins after a rollercoaster encounter at BT Murrayfield. The Guinness PRO12 outfit edged out the English Premiership side 35-34 in a thrilling 11-try match, with Tom Brown’s late score proving decisive. Edinburgh […]