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Who Would Be Your Matchday Squad For First League Game?
1876 Cardiff Rugby (IP Logged)
21 August, 2016 10:02
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Re: Who Would Be Your Matchday Squad For First League Game?
Cardiffblues1 (IP Logged)
21 August, 2016 10:12
Yep except I would play Cuthbert. Thought he looked good before he went off. Oh and why is Mafu not fit. Hasn't he done a pre season?

 
Re: Who Would Be Your Matchday Squad For First League Game?
Craig Muncey (IP Logged)
21 August, 2016 10:29
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Cardiffblues1
Yep except I would play Cuthbert. Thought he looked good before he went off. Oh and why is Mafu not fit. Hasn't he done a pre season?

Cuthbert did look decent when he was on Saturday, few moments he got frustrated but did ok. I just think Scully right now looks sharper.

Maafu played against Newport but by all accounts looked short of fitness. I was hoping to get Maafu back fully fit, and in good condition, the player that Toulon bought from Northampton Saints, as that player would be a huge asset to us.

 
Re: Who Would Be Your Matchday Squad For First League Game?
bluesmudger (IP Logged)
21 August, 2016 13:09
Looks like Ma'afu has been resting on his laurels or may have been injured during the summer - certainly carrying too much timber.

I would assume the Welsh boys won't be available for another couple of weeks - possibly only bench appearances.

With that - Navidi starting at six and Shingler for Anscombe.

Suspect it may be Morgan at 15 and Fish instead of Scully.

Nice to have some options for a change!

 
Re: Who Would Be Your Matchday Squad For First League Game?
Jim Morris (IP Logged)
21 August, 2016 14:27
I would start Shingler at 10 and Jarrod Evans off the bench as he made a great impact in the 9 minutes against Bristol! I feel the NDC's haven't had enough preperation due to coming back to pre season far later than the rest of the Squad and probably down on match fitness!

 
Re: Who Would Be Your Matchday Squad For First League Game?
cardiff_steve (IP Logged)
21 August, 2016 14:40
Hard to say without knowing who is available....

I think yesterday's starting XV will start vs Edinburgh. Maybe Turnbull for either Cook or Dolan if he's available. Other Wales players maybe start on the bench first game back.

Pretty even between Earle and Down so maybe the latter will come in.

 
Re: Who Would Be Your Matchday Squad For First League Game?
Dan the Honest Man (IP Logged)
22 August, 2016 09:52
I don't think Lloyd Williams will be fit for the first league game at least.
I would go with Lewis Jones starting at 9 with Tomos Williams on the bench.
Lewis also looked sharp against the dragons, scoring and assisting in tries in both halves, considering the tuning our 8 got in the first 25-30mins, I thought he did extremely well and looks to be starting where he left off last season.

 
Re: Who Would Be Your Matchday Squad For First League Game?
ExiledBLues (IP Logged)
29 August, 2016 12:16
Starting to build a bit a depth & have an environment for young players to come into a learn instead being forced into the deep end. My 23 for Edinburgh would be

1. Gill

2. Dacey

3. Ma'afu

4. Earle

5. Down

6. Turnball

7. Jenkins

8. Warburton

9. T. Williams

10. Anscombe

11. James

12. Lee-lo

13. Allen

14. Fish

15. Morgan


16. Myhill

17. Jenkins

18. Lewis

19. Hoeata

20. Navidi

21. L. Jones

22. J. Evans

23. Summerhill

 
Re: Who Would Be Your Matchday Squad For First League Game?
Dave G9 (IP Logged)
29 August, 2016 16:37
I'm with ExiledBlue on the back line although I would have Cuthbert in if fit.
I am not sure about your choice of pack. Edinburgh are not great but gave a strong pack and I think we would be in trouble with Gill / Dacey / Maafu front row..
Also I would start Nick Williams at 8 with Navidi to come on second half.

 
Re: Who Would Be Your Matchday Squad For First League Game?
BluesMikel (IP Logged)
29 August, 2016 17:28
Shingler has to be in the mix surely?

 
Re: Who Would Be Your Matchday Squad For First League Game?
Ben Blair's Right Peg (IP Logged)
31 August, 2016 14:43
Keeping balance in the back row is a brilliant but difficult problem for Danny, Jenkins offers more turnovers than Warburton, but sam is better in the air and ball in hand.
For me:
Morgan
Cuthbert
Allen
Lee-lo
James
Anscombe
T. Williams
N. Williams
Jenkins
Warburton
Earle
Down
Ma'afu (for a half)
Myhil
Gill

Dacey
Jenkins
Lewis
Hoeta
Cook
Navidi
L. Williams
Shingler
Fish

 
Re: Who Would Be Your Matchday Squad For First League Game?
robin58 (IP Logged)
31 August, 2016 20:19
My team Morgan
Cuthbert
Allen
Lee-lo
James
Anscombe
T. Williams
N. Williams
Jenkins
Warburton
Earle
Down
Gill Myhil Filise

Dacey
Jenkins
Lewis
Hoeta
Cook
Navidi
L. Williams
Shingler
Morgan

 
Re: Who Would Be Your Matchday Squad For First League Game?
robin58 (IP Logged)
31 August, 2016 20:21
correction Fish at 15

 
Re: Who Would Be Your Matchday Squad For First League Game?
DJKA (IP Logged)
01 September, 2016 14:46
15. Morgan
14. Cuthbert
13. Allen
12. Lee-Lo
11. James
10. Anscombe
9. T.Williams
8. N.Williams
7. E.Jenkins
6. S.Warburton
5. Earle
4. Turnbull
3. Ma'afu
2. Myhill
1. G.Jenkins

16. Dacey
17. Gill
18. D.Lewis
19. Down
20. Navidi
21. L.Williams
22. Shingler
23. Fish

 
Re: Who Would Be Your Matchday Squad For First League Game?
Dave G9 (IP Logged)
01 September, 2016 22:09
Quite a few have Lloyd Williams in their squad for Saturday. I am reliably informed that he is still a couple of weeks from being fit enough for selection

 
Re: Who Would Be Your Matchday Squad For First League Game?
Craig Muncey (IP Logged)
02 September, 2016 13:22
Cardiff Blues: 15 -Dan Fish; 14 - Blaine Scully, 13 - Cory Allen, 12 - Rey Lee-Lo, 11 - Tom James; 10 - Steve Shingler, 9 - Tomos Williams; 1 - Rhys Gill, 2 - Kirby Myhill, 3 - Taufa'ao Filise, 4 - George Earle, 5 - Macauley Cook, 6 - Josh Navidi, 7 - Ellis Jenkins (capt), 8 - Nick Williams.

Replacements: 16 - Kristian Dacey, 17 - Gethin Jenkins, 18 - Scott Andrews, 19 - James Down, 20 - Cam Dolan, 21 - Lewis Jones, 22 - Gareth Anscombe, 23 - Matthew Morgan.

I had 12 out of starting 15 right, how did others do?


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