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By WRU | 13/04/2017

Judgement Day fans will be able to buy bespoke programmes relating to the team of their choice at Principality Stadium on Saturday with organisers taking the unique step of printing four different covers to cater for the expected 60,000-plus crowd.
Gareth Anscombe, Rhys Webb, Tyler Morgan and Jake Ball all get top billing in equal measure with distributors expecting programme sales to match Judgement Day 2016 and once again surpass the demand at Wales’ international matches.
The cover 'boys’ are depicted at iconic venues in their respective regions with Cardiff Blues fly-half Anscombe shown at the Cardiff Bay Barrage, Ospreys scrum-half Webb at ‘Worms Head’ in Llangennith, Scarlets lock Ball at the Burry Port Lighthouse and Dragons back Morgan pictured in front of the Transporter Bridge in Newport.
“The idea was to represent all four regions, while also capturing the beauty, and drama of the Welsh landscape,” said a WRU spokesperson.
“Each image will feature on its own cover, allowing fans to take home a programme representing the region they support or there may be some supporters wishing to get the full-set of four.”
Saturday will be the fifth Judgement Day and sees Cardiff Blues take on Ospreys at 2.45pm followed by Newport Gwent Dragons versus Scarlets at 5.15pm, with both lower and middle tier tickets sold-out at Principality Stadium and £10 tickets in the upper tier now available in limited numbers.
However, this will be the first rugby event at the stadium where four different match programmes have been available.
The programmes provide team news and also feature interviews with each of the regional coaches Steve Tandy (Ospreys), Danny Wilson (Blues), Wayne Pivac (Scarlets) and Kingsley Jones (Dragons).
They are priced at just £5 each and all variants will be available at each of the 44 sellers on duty around the stadium throughout the day.
Organisers have also announced that Welsh singing duo 'Into The Ark', finalists on The Voice, will perform live ahead of the opening JDV match.
Looking forward to performing at the stadium Dane Lloyd said: “We’re big rugby fans, so playing Wales’ iconic stadium on Judgement Day is going to be cracking.
"It’s been non-stop since we got to the last two on The Voice, with Sir Tom Jones inviting us to support him on his forthcoming tour, and adding dates to our own headline tour."

After gathering a huge fan base from their appearance on The Voice the duo will kick off their headline UK tour at the annual Focus Wales Music Festival, Wrexham on Friday 12th May. 
Orchard Entertainment promoter Dave Driscoll said: “Orchard has been working closely with the boys, promoting shows in Wales for the last two years and we’re really looking forward to seeing them in front of a huge crowd on Saturday, when the Welsh public has the chance to show them how much they’re appreciated at home, before they perform alongside their Voice coach, Sir Tom Jones on his upcoming tour UK Summer Tour."
Another record breaking turn-out is expected for the annual back-to-back Welsh derbies after last year’s 68,262 attendance.
And Welsh Rugby Union Chairman Gareth Davies has called on supporters to fill the national ground to its rafters and make history once again, for JDV:
“The Judgement Day event has grown year on year and we are proud to say it has now become a ‘must visit’ fixture in the annual sporting calendar of both die-hard rugby enthusiasts around Wales and those event goers who know a good day out when they see one.”
Tickets for Judgement Day V are available at £10 per person from the WRU website  (where print-at-home is available) or in person from the WRU Ticket Office on Westgate Street which is open from 0930hrs on Friday and Saturday.

Facts, stats and a selection from the quiz which feature in the matchday programme follow below.
Editors' notes:
STAT ATTACK - JUDGEMENT DAY

CARDIFF BLUES 
Cardiff Blues have used 48 players in their four Judgement Day game.
No player has started all four matches.
Scrum half Lewis Jones is the only player to have been involved in all four matches – twice as the starting scrum half and twice as a replacement.
Josh Turnbull played for the Scarlets in 2013 and 2014 and then the Blues in 2015 and 2016.
Matthew Rees played for the Scarlets in 2013 and then for the Blues in the next three seasons.

OSPREYS 
The Ospreys have used 48 players in their four Judgement Day matches.
Dan Biggar is the only player to have started all four matches.
James King, Scott Baldwin and Jonathan Spratt have featured in all four games as a starter and replacement.
Sam Parry was a replacements for the Dragons in 2013 and 2014 and then for the Ospreys in 2015 and 2016.
Dan Lydiate (2013) and Dan Evans (2013) both played for the Dragons before the Ospreys.

NEWPORT GWENT DRAGONS: 
The Dragons have used 55 players in their four Judgement Day Matches.
Only two players have started all four Judgement Day games to date – Jack Dixon and Taulupe Faletau.
The Dragons have used four different half-back pairings and had four different outside halves in their Judgement Day matches

SCARLETS
The Scarlets have used 47 players in heir four Judgement Day matches.
Only Liam Williams and Scott Williams have started every game. Ken Owens has started three teams and been a replacement once.

FULL RECORDS: 

2013 JUDGEMENT DAY 1 - 36,174
Dragons 20–28 Scarlets
Dragons: Tom Prydie; Will Harries, Pat Leach, Jack Dixon, Ross Wardle (Adam Hughes 64, Steff Jones 79); Dan Evans, Jonathan Evans; Aaron Coundley (Owen Evans 70), Hugh Gustafson (Sam Parry 57), Dan Way (Nathan Buck 59), Andrew Coombs (captain), Robert Sidoli (Jevon Groves 62), Dan Lydiate (Ieuan Evans 62), Nic Cudd, Taulupe Faletau               
Yellow Card: T Faletau (18)
Not Used: Wayne Evans
Scorers: Tries: Jonathan Evans, Dan Evans; Cons: Tom Prydie; Pens: Tom Prydie 2
Scarlets: Gareth Owen (Gareth Maule 75); George North, Jonathan Davies, Scott Williams, Liam Williams; Owen Williams (Aled Thomas 71), Aled Davies (Rhodri Williams 70); Phil John (Rhodri Jones 69), Matthew Rees (Ken Owens 41), Samson Lee (Deacon Manu 55), George Earle (Sione Timani 66), Johan Snyman, Aaron Shingler, Jon Edwards (Josh Turnbull 54), Rob McCusker (captain)
Scorers: Tries: George North 2, Jonathan Davies; Cons: Owen Williams 2; Pens: Owen Williams 3
Man of the Match: Dan Evans (Dragons)
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)
Cardiff Blues 16–23 Ospreys
Cardiff Blues: Leigh Halfpenny; Owen Williams, Gavin Evans (captain, Lewis Jones 46-58), Dafydd Hewitt, Harry Robinson; Rhys Patchell, Lloyd Williams (Lewis Jones 62); Sam Hobbs (Tau Filise 41), Marc Breeze (Kristian Dacey 55), Scott Andrews, Filo Paulo, Lou Reed, Michael Paterson, Sam Warburton, Luke Hamilton (Robin Copeland 41)
Not Used: Tom Davies, Rory Watts-Jones
Scorers: Try: Leigh Halfpenny; Con: Leigh Halfpenny; Pens: Leigh Halfpenny 3
Ospreys: Richard Fussell; Tom Habberfield, Jonathan Spratt, Ashley Beck, Tom Isaacs (Ben John 58); Dan Biggar, Kahn Fotuali'i; Ryan Bevington (Duncan Jones 58), Richard Hibbard (Scott Baldwin 65), Adam Jones, Alun Wyn Jones (captain), Ian Evans (Joe Bearman 18), James King, Justin Tipuric, Jonathan Thomas (Lloyd Peers 76)
Not Used: Dmitri Arhip, Rhys Webb, Matthew Morgan
Scorers: Tries: James King, Jonathan Spratt; Cons: Dan Biggar 2; Pens: Dan Biggar 3
Man of the Match: Adam Jones (Ospreys)
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

2014 JUDGEMENT DAY II – 30,441
Cardiff Blues 17–13 Scarlets
Cardiff Blues: Dan Fish; Alex Cuthbert, Cory Allen, Dafydd Hewitt, Chris Czekaj (Harry Robinson 70); Gareth Davies, Lewis Jones (Lloyd Williams 59); Gethin Jenkins (captain), Matthew Rees (Rhys Williams 62), Taufa'ao Filise (Scott Andrews 54), Bradley Davies (Chris Dicomidis 41), Filo Paulo, Macauley Cook, Josh Navidi, Robin Copeland
Red Card: Robin Copeland (55)
Not Used: Tom Davies, Ellis Jenkins, Simon Humberstone, Harry Robinson
Scorers: Try: Alex Cuthbert; Pens: Gareth Davies 4
Scarlets: Liam Williams; Kristian Phillips, Jonathan Davies (captain), Gareth Maule, Jordan Williams; Rhys Priestland  (Steven Shingler 59), Gareth Davies (Rhodri Williams 65); Phil John (Rob Evans 54), Ken Owens, Samson Lee (Rhodri Jones 59), Jake Ball, George Earle (Johan Snyman 54), Aaron Shingler, John Barclay, Josh Turnbull
Yellow Card: Liam Williams (8)
Red Card: Liam Williams (55)
Not Used: Kirby Myhill, Sione Timani, Frazier Climo
Scorers: Tries: Rhys Priestland, Ken Owens; Pen: Rhys Priestland
Man of the Match: Cory Allen (Cardiff Blues)
Referee: Ian Davies (Wales)
Dragons 10–20 Ospreys
Dragons: Hallam Amos; Tom Prydie, Tyler Morgan, Jack Dixon, Will Harries; Kris Burton (Jason Tovey 57), Richie Rees (Jonathan Evans 79); Phil Price (Owen Evans 70), T Rhys Thomas (Sam Parry 74), Duncan Bell (Bruce Douglas 74), Cory Hill (Jevon Groves 74), Matthew Screech, Netani Talei (Nic Cudd 21), Lewis Evans (captain), Taulupe Faletau
Yellow Cards: Nic Cudd (52), Tyler Morgan (76)
Not Used: Lewis Robling
Scorers: Try: Richie Rees; Con: Kris Burton; Pen: Tom Prydie
Ospreys: Richard Fussell (Sam Davies 44); Jeff Hassler (Aisea Natoga 70), Jonathan Spratt, Ashley Beck, Hanno Dirksen; Dan Biggar, Tom Habberfield (Tito Tebaldi 75); Duncan Jones (Nicky Smith 52), Scott Baldwin, Aaron Jarvis (Adam Jones 61), Ryan Jones, Alun Wyn Jones (captain), James King (Tyler Ardron 74), Justin Tipuric (Sam Lewis 70), Dan Baker
Yellow Cards: Ryan Jones (33), Jonathan Spratt (64)
Not Used: Scott Otten
Scorers: Try: Tom Habberfield, Pen Try; Cons: Dan Biggar 2; Pens: Dan Biggar 2
Man of the Match: Nic Cudd (Dragons)
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

2015 JUDGEMENT DAY III – 52,762
Cardiff Blues 23 – 31 Ospreys
Cardiff Blues: Rhys Patchell (Dan Fish 57); Lucas Amorosino, Tom Isaacs, Garyn Smith (Gareth Davies 68), Joaquin Tuculet; Gareth Anscombe (Gareth Davies 57-66), Lloyd Williams (Lewis Jones 68); Gethin Jenkins (Sam Hobbs 26-33, 61), Kristian Dacey (Matthew Rees 48), Craig Mitchell (Scott Andrews 68), Chris Dicomidis (Macauley Cook 61), Filo Paulo (Jarrad Hoeata 48), Josh Turnbull, Sam Warburton, Josh Navidi
Scorers: Tries: Josh Navidi, Dan Fish; Cons: Gareth Davies, Gareth Anscombe; Pens: Gareth Anscombe 3
Ospreys: Dan Evans; Tom Grabham (Jonathan Spratt 57), Ben John (Sam Davies 74), Josh Matavesi, Eli Walker; Dan Biggar, Rhys Webb (Tom Habberfield 70); Nicky Smith (Marc Thomas 74), Scott Baldwin (Sam Parry 68), Aaron Jarvis (Dimitri Arhip, 59), Lloyd Ashley, Alun Wyn Jones (captain), Dan Lydiate (James King 51), Justin Tipuric, Dan Baker (Tyler Ardron 70)
Scorers: Tries: Dan Evans Dan Biggar, Tom Grabham, Ben John; Cons: Dan Biggar 4; Pen: Dan Biggar
Man of the Match: Dan Biggar (Ospreys)
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Dragons 10 – 29 Scarlets
Dragons: Rhys Jones; Tom Prydie (Ashton Hewitt 71), Tyler Morgan (Carl Meyer 5-13), Jack Dixon, Hallam Amos; Dorian Jones, Jonathan Evans (Luc Jones 58); Phil Price (Luke Garrett 64), Rhys Buckley (T Rhys Thomas 46), Brok Harris (Lloyd Fairbrother 67), Matthew Screech (Nick Crosswell 60), Rynard Landman (captain), James Thomas, James Benjamin (Ollie Griffiths 58), Taulupe Faletau
Scorers: Try: Tyler Morgan; Con: Dorian Jones; Pen: Dorian Jones
Scarlets: Liam Williams; Harry Robinson, Hadleigh Parkes (Regan King 60), Scott Williams, Steffan Evans; Rhys Priestland (Steve Shingler 73), Aled Davies (Rhodri Williams 58); Phil John (Wyn Jones 73), Ken Owens (captain, Ryan Elias 75), Peter Edwards (Jacobie Adriaanse 67), Jake Ball, Lewis Rawlins, Aaron Shingler (Rory Pitman 64), James Davies, John Barclay (Rob McCusker 73)
Scorers: Tries: Ken Owens, Scott Williams, Liam Williams, Harry Robinson; Cons: Rhys Priestland 3; Pen: Rhys Priestland
Man of the Match: Liam Williams (Scarlets)
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

2016 JUDGEMENT DAY IV – 68,262
Cardiff Blues 27 – 40 Ospreys
Cardiff Blues: Dan Fish, Aled Summerhill, Garyn Smith, Reynold Lee-Lo, Tom Isaacs (Gavin Evans 77); Gareth Anscombe, Lewis Jones (Tomos Williams 58); Gethin Jenkins (Brad Thyer 66), Matthew Rees (Kristian Dacey 56), Taufa'ao Filise (Dillon Lewis 66), Josh Turnbull, James Down, Sam Warburton (Jarrad Hoeata 29, Manoa Vosawai 62, Jarrod Evans 80), Ellis Jenkins, Josh Navidi
Scorers: Tries: Aled Sumerhill, Josh Navidi; Con: Gareth Anscombe; Pens: Gareth Anscombe 5
Ospreys: Dan Evans (Sam Davies 65); Hanno Dirksen (Brendon Leonard 77), Jonathan Spratt (Josh Matavesi 50), Owen Watkin, Ben John; Dan Biggar, Rhys Webb; Nicky Smith (Gareth Thomas 52), Scott Baldwin, Dimitri Arhip (Aaron Jarvis 50), Adam Beard (Sam Parry 71), Rynier Bernardo (Rory Thornton 66), Olly Cracknell (Sam Underhill 50), James King, Dan Lydiate
Scorers: Tries: Rhys Webb 2, Hanno Dirksen 2, James King, Sam Underhill; Cons: Dan Biggar 5

Man of the Match: James King (Ospreys)
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Dragons 20 – 34 Scarlets
Dragons: Carl Meyer; Adam Hughes, Adam Warren, Jack Dixon, Hallam Amos; Angus O'Brien, Charlie Davies (Sarel Pretorius 55); Phil Price (Luke Garrett 73), Elliott Dee (Rhys Buckley 73), Brok Harris (Lloyd Fairbrother 73), Rynard Landman (Matthew Screech 63), Nick Crosswell, Lewis Evans, Nic Cudd (Ed Jackson 11), Taulupe Faletau
Not Used: Dorian Jones, Rhys Jones
Scorers: Tries: Adam Warren, Adam Hughes; Cons: Angus O’Brien 2; Pens: Angus O’Brien 2
Scarlets: Michael Collins (Gareth Owen 24); Liam Williams, Hadleigh Parkes, Scott Williams (Aled Thomas 63), Steffan Evans; Steve Shingler, Aled Davies (Gareth Davies 63); Rob Evans (Dylan Evans 70), Ken Owens (Ryan Elias 70), Samson Lee (Peter Edwards 30), Jake Ball, David Bulbring (Morgan Allen 63), Lewis Rawlins, James Davies, John Barclay (Dylan Evans 40-48, Jack Condy 76)
Yellow Card: Peter Edwards 37
Scorers: Tries: Scott Williams, Steve Shingler, Steff Evans, Gareth Davies; Cons: Steve Shingler 4; Pens: Steve Shingler 2
Man of the Match: Scott Williams (Scarlets)
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)


SCORING DETAILS / MATCH RECORDS
Blues Scorers
2013 T: L Halfpenny; C: L Halfpenny; P: L Halfpenny 3
2014 T: A Cuthbert; P: G Davies 4
2015 T: J Navidi, D Fish; C: G Davies, G Anscombe; P: G Anscombe 3
2016 T: A Sumerhill, J Navidi; C: G Anscombe; P: G Anscombe 5
Team Records (Match)
Most Points: 27 v (Ospreys 2016)
Most Tries: 2 v (Ospreys 2015, 2016)
Team (Overall)
6T 4C 15P = 83 / L W L L
Individual (Match)
Most Points: Gareth Anscombe 17 (v Ospreys 2016)
Most Tries: Five Players 1
Individual (Overall)
Most Tries: Josh Navidi 2
Most Points: Gareth Anscombe 28
Dragons Scorers
2013 T: J Evans, D Evans; C: T Prydie; P: T Prydie 2
2014 T: R Rees; C: K Burton; P: T Prydie
2015 T: T Morgan; C: D Jones; Pen: D Jones
2016 T: A Warren, A Hughes; C: A O’Brien 2; P: A O’Brien 2
Team Records (Match)
Most Points: 20 (v Scarlets 2016)
Most Tries: 2 (v Scarlets 2013, 2016)
Team (Overall)
6T 5C 6P = 58 / L L L L
Individual (Match)
Most Points: Angus O’Brien 10 (v Scarlets 2016)
Most Tries: Six Players 1
Individual (Overall)
Most Tries: Six Players 1
Most Points: Tom Prydie 11
Ospreys Scorers
2013 T: J King, J Spratt; C: D Biggar 2; P: D Biggar 3
2014 T: T Habberfield, Pen Try; C: D Biggar 2; P: D Biggar 2
2015 T: D Evans, D Biggar, T Grabham, B John; C: D Biggar 4; P: D Biggar
2016 T: R Webb 2, H Dirksen 2, J King, S Underhill; C: D Biggar 5
Team Records (Match)
Most Points: 40 v (Blues 2016)
Most Tries: 6 v (Blues 2016)
Team (Overall)
14T 13C 6P = 114 / W W W W
Individual (Match)
Most Points: Dan Biggar 16 (v Blues 2015)
Most Tries: Rhys Webb, Hanno Dirksen 2 (v Blues 2016)
Individual (Overall)
Most Tries: Rhys Webb, Hanno Dirksen, James King 2
Most Points: Dan Biggar 49
Scarlets Scorers
2013 T: G North 2, J Davies; C: O Williams 2; P: O Williams 3
2014 T: R Priestland, K Owens; P: R Priestland
2015 T: K Owens, S Williams, L Williams, H Robinson; C: R Priestland 3; P: R Priestland
2016 T:  S Williams, S Shingler, S Evans, G Davies; C: S Shingler 4; P: S Shingler 2
Team Records (Match)
Most Points: 34 v Dragons 2016
Most Tries: 4 (v Dragons 15, 16)
Team (Overall)
13T 9C 7P = 104 / W L W W
Individual (Match)
Most Points: Steve Shingler 19 (v Dragons 2016)
Most Tries: George North 2 (v Dragons 2013)
Individual (Overall)
Most Tries: George North 2, Scott Williams 2, Ken Owens 2
Most Points: Steve Shingler 19, Rhys Priestland 17, Owen Williams 13


JUDGEMENT DAY RECORDS
Team Records (Match)
Most Points: Ospreys 40 v (Blues 2016)
Most Tries: Ospreys 6 v (Blues 2016)
Team (Overall)
Most Wins: 4 Ospreys
Most Tries: 14 Ospreys
Most Points: 114 Ospreys
Individual (Match)
Most Points: 19 Steve Shingler (Scarlets v Dragons 2016)
Most Tries: 2 George North (Scarlets v Dragons 2013), Rhys Webb, Hanno Dirksen (both Ospreys v Blues 2016)
Individual (Overall)
Most Tries: 2 George North, Scott Williams, Ken Owens (Scarlets), Rhys Webb, Hanno Dirksen, James King (Ospreys), Josh Navidi (Blues)
Most Points: 49 Dan Biggar (Ospreys)
Yellow Cards
Blues: None
Dragons: Taulupe Faletau 2013 v Scarlets; Nic Cudd, Tyler Morgan v Ospreys 2014;
Ospreys: Ryan Jones, Jonathan Spratt v Dragons 2014; 
Scarlets: Liam Williams 2014 v Blues; Peter Edwards v Dragons 2016
Red Cards
Blues: Robin Copeland 2014 v Scalets
Dragons: None
Ospreys: None
Scarlets: Liam Williams 2014 v Blues
            
JUDGEMENT DAY QUIZ
1. Who scored the first try on Judgement Day?
Dan Evans / Jonathan Davies / Jonathan Evans / George North
A: Scarlets wing George North scored twice against the Dragons, the first in the 26th minute.
2. How many points were scored on the first Judgement Day in the two games?
76 / 82 / 87 / 98
A: 87 – Dragons v Scarlets = 48 + Blues v Ospreys = 39
3. Who refereed the first fixture on Judgement Day?
George Clancy / Nigel Owens / Ian Davies / Peter Fitzgibbon
A: Ireland’s Peter Fitzgibbon
4. How many points have been scored in the 8 games over the four previous Judgement Days?
293 / 341 / 350 / 372
A: 341 at an average of 42.6 points per game
5. What scored the fastest try on Judgement Day?
Leigh Halfpenny / Tyler Morgan / Alex Cuthbert / Scott Williams
A: Wales wing Alex Cuthbert scored for the Blues after 4 minutes of their 17-13 win over the Scarlets in 2014
6. How many people have attended the four Judgement Days?
172,654 / 187,639 / 193,269 /201,212
A: 187,639 fans have been to the four Judgement Days, with a high of 68,262 in 2016.
7. In the 8 matches played on Judgement Day to date, how many replacements have failed to get onto the field?
2 / 0 / 12 / 17
A: Out of the 184 players selected for the eight games only 17 players have failed to play on the day.
8. Only one of the four Regions has yet to pick up a yellow card in four games on Judgment Day. Which one is it?
Blues / Dragons / Ospreys / Scarlets
A: The Blues.
9. How many players from the four Regions have started all four Judgement Day matches?
5 / 2 / 7 / 4
A: Only five players have started all four matches - Jack Dixon, Taulupe Faletau (Dragons), Liam Williams, Scott Williams (Scarlets), Dan Biggar (Ospreys)
10. How many palyers have played for more than one Region on Judgement Day?
6 / 3 / 0 / 7
A: There are seven players who have played for more than one Region at Judgement Day. They are:
Dan Evans (Dragons 2013 - Ospreys 2015/2016)
Dan Lydiate (Dragons 2013 - Ospreys 2015/2016)
Matthew Rees (Scarlets 2013 - Blues 2014/2015/2016)
Josh Turnbull (Scarlets 2013/2014 – Blues 2015/2016
Tom Issacs (Ospreys 2013 - Blues 2015/2016)
Harry Robinson (Blues 2013/2014 – Scarlets 2015)
Sam Parry (Dragons 2013/2014 - Ospreys 2015/2016)


 

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