Commenting on the selection David Young said: "Tom Shanklin is still struggling with a thigh strain. We hope to nurse him through but he may be a doubt for next week also but that's where we are regards to this season. Taufa'ao Filise has also had a scan and he may also be a doubt for next week."
Blues: 15. Ben Blair, 14. Tom James, 13. Jamie Robinson, 12. Marc Stcherbina, 11. Chris Czekaj, 10. Nick Robinson, 9. Mike Phillips, 8. Xavier Rush (capt), 7. Rhys Shellard, 6. Ben White, 5. Scott Morgan, 4. Deiniol Jones, 3. Gary Powell, 2. T Rhys Thomas, 1. Gethin Jenkins
Replacements: 16. Scott Roberts, 17. Gareth Williams, 18. James Downes, 19. Adam Powell, 20. Ed Fairhurst, 21. Mosese Luveitasau, 22. Nick Macleod