Blues unchanged for Treviso

Guinness PRO12 Editor

20 Apr 2011


Cardiff Blues have named an unchanged side to face Benetton Treviso for their final home game of the season.

Speaking ahead of the match, Cardiff Blues Director of Rugby, David Young, said,

“Treviso are a team that caused us bags of problems over in Italy so we know that this won’t be an easy game for us.”

“If I’m being truthful and realistic it’s a game that we should win and one we have to win.”

“Hopefully we can get the result and then it tees up the two big Welsh derby matches to finish off the season.”

“We know if we lose one game we are relying on other people, which obviously we don’t want.”

“I think we’ve wrestled the ascendancy back our way and if we win the three games we go through. It’s in our own hands and that’s all you can ask for at this stage of the season.”

“No matter who you are playing, if it’s in your own hands you’ve only got yourselves to blame if things don’t go your way.”

Cardiff Blues 15 Chris Czekaj 14 Leigh Halfpenny 13 Casey Laulala 12 Jamie Roberts 11 Tom James 10 Dan Parks 9 Richie Rees

8 Xavier Rush 7 Martyn Williams 6 Ma’ama Molitika 5 Paul Tito (c) 4 Bradley Davies 3 Taufa’ao Filise 2 Gareth Williams 1 John Yapp

16 Rhys Williams 17 Sam Hobbs 18 Scott Andrews 19 Deiniol Jones 20 Michael Paterson 21 Lloyd Williams 22 Ceri Sweeney 23 Dafydd Hewitt

Benetton Treviso 15 Joseph Maddock 14 Tommaso Benvenuti 13 Ezio Galon 12 Alberto Sgarbi 11 Ludovico Nitoglia 10 Willem De Waal 9 Fabio Semenzato

8 Paul Derbyshire 7 Alessandro Zanni 6 Manoa Vosawai 5 Valerio Bernabò 4 Francesco Minto 3 Lorenzo Cittadini 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini (C) 1 Augusto Allori

16 Franco Sbaraglini 17 Michele Rizzo 18 Ignacio Fernandez Rouyet 19 Benjamin Vermaak 20 Robert Barbieri 21 Simon Picone 22 Andrew Vilk 23 Luke McLean


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