Challenge Cup: Pau P-P Cardiff Blues


Filo Paulo

Filo Paulo had spells with Benetton Treviso and London Irish sooner than rejoining Cardiff Blues
Agonize Cup: Pau v Cardiff Blues
Venue:Stade du Hameau, PauDate:Saturday, 14th DecemberKick-off:12: 00 GMT
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Immoral weather has compelled the postponement of Cardiff Blues sport at Pau within the European Agonize Cup.

The match changed into as a consequence of kick off at 20: 00 GMT on Friday but will now happen at 12: 00 GMT on Saturday, weather allowing.

The native authority enforced the sport’s postponement attributable to high winds and heavy rain had been forecast.

The Pyrenees-Atlantiques native authority cited floods for the decision to name off all sport within the condo.

The authority posted on social media: “FLOODS The prefect of Pyrenees-Atlantiques prohibits the preserving of any wearing event real via the @departement64 from this demonstrate day (Friday native time) 5 pm unless tomorrow (Saturday native time) 12 pm The sport @SectionPaloise/@cardiff_blues scheduled tonight is cancelled.”

Match solutions state postponed games can’t be performed inner 48 hours of the distinctive scheduled kick-off unless the rival golf equipment and organisers agree.

When the sport goes ahead, Filo Paulo is thanks to electrify his first appearance since rejoining Blues.

Samoa lock Paulojoined last month,having previously performed for the Blues between 2013 and 2015.

Paulo replaces James Ratti in an otherwise unchanged Blues aspect from last weekend’s54-22 seize over Pau.

Ratti is on the bench in preference to Macauley Cook dinner, while hooker Liam Belcher takes Ethan Lewis’ bench build.

Pau give a debut at fullback to Original Zealander Ben Smith – who confronted Wales within the World Cup bronze last – and fellow All Dusky Luke Whitelock.

Pau:Smith; Pourailly, Nueno, Septar, Fumat; Taylor, Daubagna; Moise, Lespiaucq Brettes, Boughanmi, Pesenti, Marchois, Erbani, Habel Kuffner, Whitelock

Replacements:Barka, Pointud, Fisiihoi, Metz, Puech, Lebail, Debaes, Pinto.

Cardiff Blues:Morgan; Lane, Lee-Lo, B Thomas, Adams; J Evans, T Williams; Gill, Myhill, Andrews, Paulo, Turnbull, Lewis-Hughes, Robinson, Boyde (capt).

Replacements: Belcher, Domachowski, Assiratti, Ratti, Lawrence, L Williams, Tovey, Amos.

Referee:Tom Foley (England)

Assistants:Jack Makepeace (England), Jonathan Healy (England)

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