Owen Lane returns as the only change in the Cardiff Blues team to face Edinburgh

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Wales winger Owen Lane returns to action on Saturday as he is named in the Cardiff Blues team to face Edinburgh at the Arms Park.

The 21-year-old made his debut for the national side over the summer, scoring in the game against Ireland at the Principality Stadium, but was not selected as part of the 31-man squad that travelled to Japan.

A knock prevented him from travelling to South Africa with the Cardiff Blues last week, but he is now fit and firing, and ready to add to his 17 tries scored in 39 games so far.

Lane is the only change to the matchday 23 that was initially named to face the Southern Kings last week, which saw us get off to a winning start for the first time since 2016/17 thanks to a 27-31 scoreline.

Nick Williams has sufficiently recovered from the arm injury which forced him off in the first half to captain the side on Satuirday evening, while Rory Thornton has come through the return to play protocols having failed a HIA at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Will Boyde could be in line to make his home debut if he comes off the bench, and Jason Tovey could make a second home debut if called upon against a former team of his.

Starting at scrum-half will see Lloyd Williams make his 196th appearance for Cardiff Blues, moving him to outright second on the Total Appearances list ahead of Gethin Jenkins.

Cardiff Blues: Matthew Morgan, Owen Lane, Garyn Smith, Willis Halaholo, Aled Summerhill, Jarrod Evans, Lloyd Williams; Brad Thyer, Liam Belcher, Dmitri Arhip, Seb Davies, Rory Thornton, Josh Turnbull, Olly Robinson, Nick Williams (c)

Replacements: Kris Dacey, Corey Domachowski, Scott Andrews, Shane Lewis-Hughes, Will Boyde, Lewis Jones, Jason Tovey, Harri Millard

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