Robinson Brothers Set To Start For Wales Against Pumas
7 June 2006 00:00am
Blues brothers Nick and Jamie Robinson are joined by Mike Phillips in the Wales team to play in Saturday's first Test against Argentina.
Jamie Robinson will play alongside his younger brother for only the second time in a Test match. The Robinsons became the 28th pair of brothers to play together for Wales when they lined up against Ireland three years ago.
With almost 20 leading players unavailable for the two-Test tour due to injury or rest, Gareth Jenkins' first Wales selection shows eight changes from the last Wales game. One of the few survivors from that game Mike Phillips, is paired with fellow Cardiff Blues half back Nick Robinson, which will be their first start together for the national team.
John Yapp and Chris Czekaj will hope to see some game time but start the match amongst the replacements.
Wales: Lee Byrne (Ospreys); Mark Jones (Llanelli Scarlets), Jamie Robinson (Cardiff Blues), Matthew Watkins (Llanelli Scarlets), Shane Williams (Ospreys); Nick Robinson (Cardiff Blues), Mike Phillips (Cardiff Blues); Duncan Jones (Ospreys, captain), Matthew Rees (Llanelli Scarlets), Adam Jones (Ospreys), Ian Gough (Newport Gwent Dragons), Ian Evans (Ospreys), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Gavin Thomas (Llanelli Scarlets), Alix Popham (Llanelli Scarlets).
Replacements: Richard Hibbard (Ospreys), Rhys Thomas (Newport Gwent Dragons), John Yapp (Cardiff Blues), Gareth Delve (Bath Rugby), Andy Williams (Bath Rugby), James Hook (Ospreys), Chris Czekaj (Cardiff Blues).
Judgement Day III is on target to break the all-time attendance record for a Welsh regional rugby match at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday 25th April, after ticket sales went through the 40,500 mark today.
Cardiff Blues face Zebre in the last Guinness PRO12 game of the season at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Saturday, May 16 (kick-off 3pm) - and the ladies of the region are invited to come along and enjoy a special day with the Blues!
Cardiff Blues are hosting a special Open Evening this Wednesday night at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park to give prospective students and parents the chance to discover more about our new and exciting rugby education programme.
Our Cardiff Blues Rugby Camps return this Easter to give children right across our region the opportunity to participate in rugby during the holidays - and after selling out our last two camps you can book NOW to avoid any disappointment!
The players at Cardiff Blues will be hoping to play with some true Gallic flair for the rest of the Guinness PRO12 season - after the region teamed up with a successful French bistrot in the Welsh capital.
Cardiff Blues will be celebrating St David's Day when the region faces Edinburgh Rugby at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 12.45pm) - with hundreds of children invited as part of our Regional Schools Day.
Fine footwear retailer The Brogue Trader - one of the official sponsors of Cardiff Blues - is celebrating after being recognised by the British Footwear Association at its annual Footwear Industry Awards.
Battling Cardiff Blues produced a second half performance packed full of character and spirit to push Ulster Rugby all the way in an absorbing Guinness PRO12 encounter at a packed out Kingspan Stadium.
Argentine ace Joaquin Tuculet scored a sensational try in the eighth minute of injury time as Cardiff Blues produced an astonishing finale to snatch victory over Connacht Rugby after an unbelievable Guinness PRO12 encounter.