David Young has selected the side that sees Wales international Jamie Roberts make his first start at centre for the regional side.
Roberts will partner Jamie Robinson in the centre for the first half and the team will changed for the second half to give everyone a chance for a run out before the Magners League kicks off next weekend when the Blues take on champions Leinster.
Tickets for the Cardiff Blues V Northampton game are priced at £10 for stand tickets, £5 for terrace and £2 for under 18's. The match is also included as part f the 200809 season ticket package.
Cardiff Blues V Northampton
Friday 29th August Cardiff Arms Park 7.30pm kick off
First Half Team
15 Roger Davies
14 Lee Halfpenny
13 Jamie Robinson
12 Jamie Roberts
11 Aled Brew
10 Nick Robinson
9 Jason Spice
1 Rhys Gill
2 Gareth Williams
3 Taufa'ap Filise
4 James Down
5 Paul Tito (Capt)
6 Ben White
7 Robin Sowden-Taylor
8 Mark Lewis
Second Half Team
15 Ben Blair
14 Richard Mustoe
13 Tom Shanklin
12 Dafydd Hewitt
11 Chris Czekaj
10 Ceri Sweeney
9 Dareen Allinson
1 Gethin Jenkins / Scott Roberts
2 Rhys Thomas
3 Gary Powell
4 Bradley Davies
5 Scott Morgan
6 Mamma Molitika
7 Martyn Williams / Rhys Shellard
8 Andy Powell
Cardiff Blues face Newport Gwent Dragons in a huge European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final on Saturday, April 4 - and you can celebrate pre and post-match with Cardiff Blues and the Cardiff Blues Supporters' Club at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park!
Welsh Pro Rugby's main sponsor BT Sport will help make it a Welsh derby day to remember for thousands of rugby supporters at the big European quarter-final with the creation of a buzzing Family Village at Rodney Parade.
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!
Supporters are being invited to get on their bike and gear up for an epic charity bike ride from Cardiff to Paris this June - with the last few places now available to raise vital funds for #StayStrongForOws
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