Coach David Young has announced his team for the Cardiff Blues opening Heineken Cup clash against Sale Sharks.
Blues team: Rhys Williams, Tom Shanklin, Jamie robinson, Matt Allen, Craig Morgan, Iestyn Harris, Ryan Powell, John Yapp, Gareth williams, Darren Crompton, Craig Quinell, Andy Moore, Dan Baugh, Nathan Thomas, Martyn Williams (CAPT)
Replacements: Ben Evans, Leyton Phillips, Heino Senekal, Jim Brownrigg, Andrew Moore, Nick Robinson, Nick Walne
Season Ticket holders at Cardiff Blues are reminded that they gain FREE entry to the British & Irish Cup pool fixtures this season - starting with Saturday's home fixture against Nottingham Rugby at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park (kick-off 2.30pm).
Cardiff Blues Premiership Select will warm up for the new British & Irish Cup season with a friendly fixture against Ospreys Premiership Select at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Wednesday (November 4, kick-off 7.15pm).
Teenage Cancer Trust will be collecting for valuable funds at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Saturday afternoon ahead of our British & Irish Cup fixture with Nottingham Rugby (kick-off 2.30pm). Ahead of the game, we take a closer look at the charity and discover how they are making a difference...
Cardiff Blues suffered a first defeat of the season in the European Rugby Challenge Cup as a second half burst of tries from Harlequins saw the English side claim victory at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.