Preview: Leinster rescue draw against Blues
September 6, 2008
Outside half Nick Robinson will make his 100th Magners League appearance against Leinster on Saturday.
Jamie Roberts continues in the centre following duty there for Wales in the summer, and Chris Czekaj makes his return after a year out with a broken leg.
Lock Paul Tito will captain the side for the first time after taking over from the injured Xavier Rush during the summer.
Isa Nacewa will make his debut for Leinster after being named in an unchanged line-up from the side that started last weekend's 48-19 friendly victory over the Queensland Reds.
Nacewa is named in a backline that includes Brian O'Driscoll and Felipe Contepomi who will resume their centre partnership. Ireland internationals Shane Horgan and Rob Kearney have been named on either wing. Chris Whitaker captains the side.
In the pack, Cameron Jowitt is named in a dynamic-looking back-row alongside Ireland internationals Shane Jennings and number eight Jamie Heaslip.
Cardiff Blues: 15 Ben Blair 14 Richard Mustoe 13 Tom Shankin 12 Jamie Roberts 11 Chris Czekaj 10 Nicky Robinson 9 Jason Spice 1 Gethin Jenkins 2 Gareth Williams 3 Taufa'ao Filise 4 Bradley Davies 5 Paul Tito (C) 6 Mamma Molitika 7 Martyn Williams 8 Andy Powell
Replacements: 16 Gary Powell 17 T. Rhys Thomas 18 Scott Morgan 19 Ben White 20 Darren Allinson 21 Ceri Sweeney 22 Jamie Robinson
Leinster: 15: Isa Nacewa 14: Shane Horgan 13: Brian O'Driscoll 12: Felipe Contepomi 11: Rob Kearney 10: Jonathan Sexton 9: Chris Whitaker (C) 1: Cian Healy 2: Bernard Jackman 3: Ronan McCormack 4: Devin Toner 5: Malcolm O'Kelly
Replacements: 16: John Fogarty 17: Stephen Knoop 18: Trevor Hogan 19: Sean O'Brien 20: Chris Keane 21: Luke Fitzgerald 22: Girvan Dempsey
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