first_img Bradley Davies makes a break through Edinburgh’s defence during last week’s Heineken cup clashBaber and Burnell make one change to team following 25-8 win over EdinburghWith Cardiff Blues having recorded their six successive win over Edinburgh last Friday, the Blues make one change for their Round 4 Heineken Cup match against Edinburgh this Friday, 16 December, 8.00pm kick off at Murrayfield.Winger Alex Cuthbert is out with a minor hamstring injury and is replaced by Gavin Evans, with Dafydd Hewitt moving onto the bench.Twenty points from the boot of Dan Parks and a well taken Alex Cuthbert try secured the win for the Blues, who now sit at the top of Pool 2 with 12 points, having recorded three wins from three so far in the tournament. The Blues did the double over Edinburgh in last season’s competition with an 18-17 home win and a 21-14 victory on the road, but Blues backs coach Gareth Baber is taking nothing for granted this Friday.“Obviously it’s good to try to stick to a side that’s winning and keep that momentum going,” said Baber. “Alex Cuthbert had to withdraw with a niggling hamstring injury picked up against Edinburgh last Friday. He trained on Tuesday and had physio on it, but it’s not quite right.” CARDIFF, WALES – DECEMBER 09: Bradley Davies of Cardiff makes a break during the Heineken Cup Pool Two match between Cardiff Blues and Edinburgh at the Cardiff City Stadium on December 9, 2011 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) “Last Friday’s win was crucial, but we have to back up that performance in Murrayfield on Friday. They are all big games in the Heineken Cup as we aim at moving to the knockout stages. London Irish picked up a win last weekend against Racing Metro and are still in it, so there’s a long way to go and we are not taking anything for granted.”Starting XV15 Leigh Halfpenny14 Gavin Evans13 Casey Laulala12 Jamie Roberts11 Chris Czekaj10 Dan Parks9 Lloyd Williams8 Xavier Rush7 Sam Warburton6 Michael Paterson5 Paul Tito (c)4 Bradley Davies3 Taufa’ao Filise2 T Rhys Thomas1 Gethin Jenkins LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Replacements:16 Ryan Tyrell17 John Yapp18 Scott Andrews19 Josh Navidi20 Maama Molitika21 Richie Rees22 Ceri Sweeney23 Dafydd HewittNot available due to injuryAlex Cuthbert – hamstringJames Down – ankleAndries Pretorius – kneeDeiniol Jones – shoulderMartyn Williams – armKristian Dacey – shoulderlast_img read more

first_imgWho was your mentor?My first rugby coach at school, Ben Berry, because he made it so enjoyable. Now it’s Jo Yapp at Exeter University. With all her England caps she’s been where I want to get to.You won three England caps in November, what’s your next aim? I would love to play in the Six Nations and it would be awesome to play in the 2014 World Cup. Being involved in the series win against the Black Ferns (3-0) was unreal.RW Verdict: Reed was a latecomer to the 15-a-side game, but this talented centre is progressing fast and is sure to win more caps.This was published in the February 2013 issue of Rugby World. Click here to see what’s in the current edition. Your uncle Andy played at lock for Scotland, so were you always into rugby?I was always interested because my dad and brother played too, but I played football. Then I got into the girls sevens team at my school, Colston’s. I played cricket and hockey too, but when we won the National Schools Sevens at Rosslyn Park in 2007 rugby took over.How did you make the transition from sevens to the 15-a-side game?After Rosslyn Park I was invited into the England U18 talent development group and when I left school I joined Bristol Ladies in the Premiership. I played on the wing at first, then moved to centre.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more