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  • Guinness PRO12
  • 15th Sep 2012
  • KO 18:30
  • Ground: Rodney Parade, Newport
  • Att: 7,331

Dragons v Cardiff: Teams

At Rodney Parade, Saturday September 15, kick-off 6.30pm

Last updated: 14th September 2012   Subscribe to RSS Feed

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Jamie Roberts: Will start on the bench

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Dragons captain Lewis Evans returns to the starting line-up for his side's RaboDirect PRO12 clash with Cardiff Blues on Saturday.

He is joined in the back-row by Wales flanker Dan Lydiate, who is back in the side after after recovering from injury.

After defeat to Leinster last time out the hosts field an all-new the hosts will field an all-new front row at Rodney Parade, comprising of Dan Way, Steve Jones, and Phil Price.

"It was a disappointing result by the boys from the Leinster game although it was good to see the boys scoring tries against the Leinster side," Lydiate said.

"We are looking for a lot better effort in defence when we play the Blues at home, it's always going to be a tough game but it's also an exciting game because it's a derby match. I am really looking forward to it.

"It's a massive challenge for us to be playing against the Blues, we will be playing against my team-mates who play for Wales, which should be an exciting game and with it being a derby match they are usually quite eventful.

"So hopefully a lot of our fans will turn up and support us for what could be a really good game of rugby."

Cardiff Blues have made five changes to their side as they prepare to give full-back Thomas Williams his first RaboDirect PRO12 start.

Williams comes in for the injured Leigh Halfpenny while Harry Robinson replaces wing Tom James.

There is a new half-back combination with Rhys Patchell at fly-half, making his PRO12 debut partnering with Lloyd Williams. The Blues also welcome back Jamie Roberts to the matchday 23, with the big Lions centre having worked hard to recover from his knee injury.

There are two changes up front with Marc Breeze starting at hooker and Nathan Trevett at prop in place of Rhys Williams and Benoit Bourrust respectively.

Dragons: 15 Dan Evans, 14 Will Harries, 13 Pat Leach, 12 Andy Tuilagi, 11 Tom Prydie, 10 Steffan Jones, 9 Jonathan Evans. 8 Toby Faletau, 7 Lewis Evans (capt), 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Adam Jones, 4 Ian Nimmo, 3 Dan Way, 2 Steve Jones, 1 Phil Price.
Replacements: 16 Hugh Gustafson, 17 Aaron Coundley, 18 Nathan Buck, 19 Jevon Groves, 20 Tom Brown, 21 Liam Davies, 22 Ashley Smith, 23 Adam Hughes.

Cardiff Blues: 15 Thomas Williams, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Gavin Evans, 12 Dafydd Hewitt, 11 Harry Robinson, 10 Rhys Patchell, 9 Lloyd Williams, 8 Andries Pretorius (c), 7 Sam Warburton, 6 Josh Navidi, 5 James Down, 4 Bradley Davies, 3 Taufa'ao Filise, 2 Marc Breeze, 1 Nathan Trevett.
Replacements: 16 Kristian Dacey, 17 Thomas Davies, 18 Benoit Bourrust, 19 Lou Reed, 20 Rory Watts-Jones, 21 Lewis Jones, 22 Ceri Sweeney, 23 Jamie Roberts.

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