Select a team
- London Irish
- London Welsh
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- Cardiff Blues
|Home team||Away Team|
||22 - 29||
- Guinness PRO12
- 11th Apr 2014
- KO 19:45
- Ground: Meggetland
- Att: 3,700
Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues - RaboDirect PRO12 match preview
- Ulster cruise past Connacht
- Leinster stunned at Ospreys
- Blues breeze to Edinburgh win
- Priestland stars for Scarlets
- Dragons trounced by Treviso
Edinburgh head coach Alan Solomons has opted against changing a winning formula for Friday’s visit of Cardiff Blues.
Edinburgh beat the Newport Gwent Dragons last time out so Solomons has named the same match-day squad to tackle the Blues.
"Cardiff are a good side, who fully deserved their win against Ulster, so we know we are going to have a tough game on Friday night," said Solomons.
"They have some very good players in key positions who will present a big physical challenge, and their kicker has amongst the highest percentages in the PRO12, so our discipline has got to be good."
Gethin Jenkins will bring up another milestone when he captains the Blues, with the British and Irish Lions international making his 100th RaboDirect PRO12 appearance.
Like Edinburgh, Cardiff retain the same starting XV, however the coaching team of Paul John and Dale McIntosh do make a change on the bench.
Wales lock Bradley Davies makes his long-awaited comeback after five months out injured, while Dafydd Hewitt joins him among the replacements.
"Edinburgh had a good win at Dragons last time out, have international players back and play a good brand of rugby," said John.
"It's a difficult game for us in new surroundings, but all we can do is concentrate on ourselves.
"We will look at the threat they pose, but first and foremost we have to make sure we maintain our performance and produce again.”
Edinburgh:15 Cuthbert, 14 Hidalgo-Clyne, 13 Scott, 12 Strauss, 11 Brown, 10 Leonard, 9 Hart, 1 Dickinson, 2 Ford, 3 Nel, 4 Gilchrist, 5 van der Westhuizen, 6 Coman (c) , 7 Du Preez, 8 Denton.
Replacements: 16 Hilterbrand, 17 Blaauw, 18 Berghan, 19 Atkins, 20 Grant, 21 Kennedy, 22 Bezuidenhout, 23 Beard
Cardiff Blues: 15 Fish, 14 Cuthbert, 13 Allen, 12 Tuifua, 11 Czekaj, 10 G Davies, 9 Jones, 8 Copeland 7 Navidi, 6 Cook, 5 Paulo, 4 Reed, 3 Filise, 2 Dacey, 1 G Jenkins (c).
Replacements: 16 Rees, 17 T Davies, 18 Andrews, 19 B Davies, 20 E Jenkins, 21 L Williams, 22 Humberstone, 23 Hewitt
|Click here for more betting|
Guinness PRO12 Table
|Saturday 6th September|
|TBC||Munster vs Edinburgh|
|TBC||Connacht vs Newport Gwent D'gons|
|TBC||Glasgow vs Leinster|
|TBC||Ospreys vs Benetton Treviso|
|TBC||Scarlets vs Ulster|
|TBC||Zebre vs Cardiff Blues|
|Saturday 13th September|
|TBC||Benetton Treviso vs Munster|
|TBC||Edinburgh vs Connacht|
|TBC||Ulster vs Zebre|
|TBC||Leinster vs Scarlets|
|TBC||Cardiff Blues vs Glasgow|
|TBC||Newport Gwent D'gons vs Ospreys|
|Saturday 20th September|
|TBC||Cardiff Blues vs Ulster|
|TBC||Zebre vs Munster|
|TBC||Ospreys vs Edinburgh|
|TBC||Scarlets vs Benetton Treviso|
|TBC||Connacht vs Leinster|
|TBC||Newport Gwent D'gons vs Glasgow|
|Saturday 27th September|
|TBC||Leinster vs Cardiff Blues|
|TBC||Munster vs Ospreys|
|TBC||Edinburgh vs Scarlets|
|TBC||Newport Gwent D'gons vs Benetton Treviso|
|TBC||Zebre vs Ulster|
|TBC||Glasgow vs Connacht|
|Saturday 4th October|
|TBC||Leinster vs Munster|
Read the thoughts and opinions of Phil Edwards with skysports.com