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Davies selects his side to face the Cheetahs

3rd August 2012

Phil Davies has made his first Cardiff Blues team selection that will see them take on the Toyota Free State Cheetahs on Saturday

The game will be played in memory of Sir George Grey and will be played in Grey College in Bloemfontein.

Speaking from South Africa, Davies said, “The players have worked very hard this week.”

“We have undertaken seven sessions in total and the aim has been to lay down some of our team organisational structures.”

“I'm pleased we have achieved this.”

“There is still a lot to do; however, we are ready to play our first game.”

“The only injury we have picked up is to Marc Breeze who has a slight knee problem and because it’s early in pre-season we may not risk him.

“Scott Andrews will take over if we have a problem at hooker during the game.”

“The rest of the squad is in good spirits and feeling sharp.”

“I have made sure that all the players who have travelled will get game time as that's important this time of year.”

The match is not televised but a match report will appear on

Toyota Free State Cheetahs v Cardiff Blues
Sir George Grey Cup Saturday 4 August 2012, Kick-off: 3.00pm

Cardiff Blues

First Half

15. Jason Tovey 14. Tom James 13. Owen Williams 12. Dafydd Hewitt 11. Chris Czekaj 10. Rhys Patchell 9. Lewis Jones

1. Nathan Trevett 2. Andi Kyriacou 3. Benoit Bourrust 4. Macauley Cook 5. James Down 6. Robin Copeland 7. Josh Navidi 8. Andries Pretorius (Captain)

Second Half

15. Daniel Fish 14. Tom James 13. Gavin Evans 12. Gareth Davies 11. Chris Czekaj 10. Ceri Sweeney 9. Robert Lewis

1. Jake Cooper-Woolley 2. Marc Breeze 3. Scott Andrews 4. Macauley Cook 5. Lou Reed 6. Rory Watts-Jones 7. Thomas Young 8. Andries Pretorius (Captain)

Toyota Free State Cheetahs

15 Hennie Daniller 14 Philip Snyman 13 Robert Ebersohn 12 Barry Geel 11 Cameron Jacobs 10 Riaan Smit 9 Piet Van Zyl

8 Davon Raubenheimer 7 Pieter Labuschagne 6 Kabamba Floors 5 Izak Van der Westhuizen 4 Andries Ferreira 3 Marcel Van der Merwe 2 Adriaan Strauss (C)1 Trevor Nyakane

16 Hercu Liebenberg 17 Ross Geldenhuys 18 Waltie Vermeulen 19 Frans Viljoen
20 Sarel Pretorius 21 Sias Ebersohn 22 Andries Strauss