Sale Sharks have announced their team for tomorrow afternoon's Heineken Cup game against Cardiff Blues at Cardiff City Stadium
Sale Sharks Head Coach Jason Robinson is looking forward to the game and said, "The group is heading for a thrilling finale and whilst we are in a good position, we can't be complacent."
He added, "Cardiff are a very good side with talented players all over the field. If we don't respect them they will punish us. They were losing semi finalists in a shoot out last year and I am sure Dai Young will have his players fired up for this weekend's game."
Cardiff Blues Head Coach, Dai Young and Jason Robinson played against one another several times in rugby league (Dai for Salford, Jason for Wigan). Dai got one over on Jason in 1996 when Salford beat Wigan in the Challenge Cup at the Willows ending Wigan's eight year domination of the competition.
Jason said, "Dai is a very good coach and the Blues gave us a good game at Edgeley Park back in October. We will be going to Cardiff in a positive frame of mind looking to win the game which would set up a thrilling winner takes all game against Toulouse next weekend at Edgeley Park."
Sale Sharks Team: 15 Nick Macleod, 14 Mark Cueto, 13 Mathew Tait, 12 Lee Thomas, 11 Ben Cohen, 10 Charlie Hodgson, 9 Dwayne Peel, 1 Eifion Roberts, 2 Neil Briggs, 3 Martin Halsall, 4 Dean Schofield, 5 James Gaskell, 6 Carl Fearns, 7 David Seymour, 8 Sisa Koyamaibole.
Replacements: 16 Marc Jones, 17 Gavin Kerr, 18 Rob O'Donnell, 19 Chris Jones, 20 Luke Abraham, 21 Richard Wigglesworth, 22 Jonny Kennedy, 23 Chris Bell
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
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.
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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.