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Blues face daunting trip to top-of-league Glasgow

CARDIFF Blues face a daunting trip to top-of-the league Glasgow Warriors on Friday night in the Guinness Pro 14.

Dave Rennie’s side extinguished Cardiff’s hopes in the Heineken Champions Cup earlier in the season, winning 12-29 as they scored two tries within the opening four minutes.

Consistency has been an elusive quality for the region this season and they sit mid-table in Conference A.

The new league format – introduced last year – leaves the Blues fighting for a position in the top three in order to qualify for the play-offs.

A fiercely competitive conference sees just three points separate four teams.

Stat Attack

  • The size of the task the region faces presents itself in the fact that the Warriors have never lost a home Pro 14 match in regular season.
  • The Scotsuon Stadium has not been a happy-hunting ground for John Mulvihill’s men, either, as the Blues have fallen to four consecutive defeats.
  • The Blues have racked up 82 points in their last two fixtures – sweeping aside Uruguay 45-21 in a friendly and strolling to a 37-0 victory against Zebre in their last Pro 14 tie.
  • The Warriors have scored a competition-high 36 tries and have conceded the second fewest tries.

Squad News

Though the Blues have several key men missing because of Wales’ Autumn International against South Africa, they can take consolation in the Warriors’ squad also being cherry-picked by Scotland ahead of their tussle with Argentina.

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