Lloyd reaches 200 as Mulvihill rings the changes for Cardiff Blues

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Lloyd Williams will lead Cardiff Blues out on his 200th appearance on Saturday night against Cheetahs at the Arms Park, 5.15pm kick-off.

The scrum-half becomes only the second man to pass the mark in the regional era, after Fa’ao Filise, and retains his place at scrum-half as well as captain for the landmark achievement.

There are changes elsewhere in the starting XV though as John Mulvihill tries something new in a bid to put a stop to this run of four straight defeats before the Guinness Pro14 breaks for European competition next week.

Seb Davies returns to the starting XV to partner Josh Turnbull in a group of back five forwards that further increases in size as Nick Williams is back in at number eight, Will Boyde switching to the openside as Olly Robinson misses out through injury.

A change at fly-half sees Jason Tovey make his first start of the season and Jarrod Evans move out to inside centre for just the second time at senior professional level, while Harri Millard replaces Jason Harries on the wing, with the latter dropping to the bench.

He is joined among the replacements by Macauley Cook, set for his first appearance of the season, as well as Alun Lawrence who could well make his Guinness Pro14 debut off the bench.

Cardiff Blues: Matthew Morgan, Harri Millard, Rey Lee-Lo, Jarrod Evans, Aled Summerhill, Jason Tovey, Lloyd Williams (c); Corey Domachowski, Liam Belcher, Scott Andrews, Josh Turnbull, Seb Davies, Shane Lewis-Hughes, Will Boyde, Nick Williams

Replacements: Kirby Myhill, Brad Thyer, Keiron Assiratti, Macauley Cook, Alun Lawrence, Lewis Jones, Willis Halaholo, Jason Harries

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