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Cardiff v Leicester - Pool 4


An Tarbh

It's possible there may be a record crowd for a pool game at this one with the 33000+ who saw Munster take on Harlequins coming under threat, depends on the ticket sales. Either way an intriguing matchup, Leicester will feel like they were mugged given their dominance and will need to more clinical this Sunday if they're to come away with the win, but easier sais then done with this Cardiff team considering their league form and getting the monkey off their back with that first French away win.
Cardiff welcome back key back rower Xavier Rush. Geordan Murphy has recovered from his eye inury which saw him miss out last Sunday. Julien White returns at tighthead with Castrogiovanni moving across to loosehead. Harry Ellis and Andy Goode return to start at half back. James Hamilton comes into the second row after an injury to Leo Cullen.

Cardiff Blues: 15 Ben Blair 14 Mosese Luveitasau, 13 Tom Shanklin, 12 Marc Stcherbina, 11 Chris Czekaj, 10 Nicky Robinson, 9 Mike Phillips, 8 Mark Lewis, 7 Martyn Williams ©, 6 Scott Morgan, 5 Robert Sidoli, 4 Deiniol Jones, 3 Gary Powell, 2 T. Rhys Thomas, 1 Gethin Jenkins
Replacements: 16 Taufa'ao Filise, 17 Gareth Williams, 18 Bradley Davies, 19 Xavier Rush, 20 Ed Fairhurs, 21 Jamie Robinson, 22 Nick Macleod

Leicester Tigers: 15 Sam Vesty, 14 Geordan Murphy, 13 Ollie Smith, 12 Daryl Gibson, 11 Tom Varndell, 10 Andy Goode, 9 Harry Ellis, 8 Martin Corry ©, 7 Lewis Moody, 6 Louis Deacon, 5 Ben Kay, 4 James Hamilton, 3 Julian White, 2 George Chuter, 1 Martin Castrogiovanni.
Replacements: 16 James Buckland, 17 Marcos Ayerza, 18 Shane Jennings, 19 Brett Deacon, 20 Scott Bemand, 21 Paul Burke, 22 Seru Rabeni.

Referee: Alan Lewis
Cardiff really dominated, Gary Powell what were you doing mate. Get sent off for that. Must admit we looked better with 14 than 15.

A message to be forwarded to Nick Robinson - when there is 3 minuets left on the board and we are one point behind and in front of the posts, drop kick, we might win then!
Gutted about the result, but Leicester did what they had to to win.
Even if it does mean cheating like they normally do.
Something about the venue that's bring out the cheating ******* in Leicester, the hand of Back in 02, now the boot of Deacon in 06.