Four Cardiff changes for Anglo Welsh Cup semi

Cardiff Blues Director of Rugby, David Young has made four changes for the Anglo Welsh LV= Cup Semi Final match against Gloucester.


In the backs Dafydd Hewitt starts at inside centre in place of Tom Shanklin who is on Wales duty in Ireland. While in the forwards Scott Andrews comes in for the injured Gary Powell, Ben White replaces Sam Warburton who is also on Wales duty and Andy Powell starts at Blindside with Maama Molitika drops down to the bench.


Speaking ahead of the match Young said,”We’ve got 22 players to pick 22 from so we can’t rest people or change many.”


“This is a massive game for us that we’d love to win and put ourselves in the final but we know it’s a huge challenge against a full strength Gloucester team.”


“They’ve got very few withdrawals and we’ll probably have 8 or 9 unavailable to us.”


“We’re looking forward to the match. It’s a massive challenge for us but a game where we’ll have to perform much better than we did against Leinster last weekend.”


Cardiff Blues V Gloucester
LV Semi Final
Sunday 17th March 12.15pm kick off


15 Ben Blair 14 Tom James 13 Casey Laulala 12 Dafydd Hewitt 11 Chris Czekaj 10 Ceri Sweeney 9 Gareth Cooper, 1 Faao Filise 2 T Rhys Thomas 3 Scott Andrews 4 Scott Morgan 5 Paul Tito (Capt) 6 Andy Powell 7 Ben White 8 Xavier Rush


16 Huw Dowden 17 Ian George 18 Nathan Trevett 19 Andries Petorius 20 Maama Molitika 21 Darren Allinson 22 Sam Norton-Knight

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