Following victory over Northampton Saints by 11 points to 5 in the semi final of the the EDF Energy Cup at Coventry, Cardiff Blues will be aiming to make it six wins out of six, when they take on Edinburgh this Friday at Murrayfield, 7.30pm kick off.
Edinburgh returned to winning ways last Friday, with a 32-5 victory over Connacht following on from a pair of defeats. The Scotsmen have won their last five games at Murrayfield in the Magners League since Munster won there, 20-15, on 5 September
However, Edinburgh have won just one of their last five encounters with the Blues: 11-10 at the Arms Park in the Magners League on 4 January, whilst the Blues have won on their last three visits to Murrayfield
Director of Rugby, David Young has selected the following squad to visit the Scottish capital, in their first of three visits to National Stadiums over the forthcoming weeks. In addition to the Edinburgh clash the Blues have big matches against Toulouse in the Millennium Stadium on Saturday the 11th of April in the Heineken Cup and then face Gloucester in the final of the EDF Energy Cup in Twickenham on Saturday 18th of April.
15 Ben Blair
14 Chris Czekaj
13 Jamie Robinson
12 Jamie Roberts
11 Leigh Halfpenny
10 Nicky Robinson
9 Richie Rees
8 Sam Warburton
7 Robin Sowden Taylor
6 Ben White
5 Paul Tito (c)
4 Bradley Davies
3 Gary Powell
2 T Rhys Thomas
1 John Yapp
16 Taufa'ao Filise
17 Gareth Williams
18 Deiniol Jones
19 Scott Morgan
20 Darren Allinson
21 Ceri Sweeney
22 Richard Mustoe
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