Cardiff Blues will be able to call upon Owen Lane and new signing Hallam Amos for this weekend’s game against Leicester Tigers in the European Challenge Cup at the Arms Park.
Both players were involved with the Wales squad during the Rugby World Cup and have been unavailable since the tournament ended just over two weeks ago, after a long summer in a training camp ahead of heading to Japan.
Lane was not initially named in the 31-man squad that travelled to the Far East and returned to the Cardiff Blues to play against Edinburgh and Glasgow but was called up after an injury to George North and started against New Zealand in the third place play-off.
Amos, a summer signing from Dragons, spent the entire tournament out in Japan, starting against Uruguay in the final pool game, and scoring against the All Blacks, playing on the wing and at full-back.
They will now compete with Aled Summerhill, Jason Harries, Harri Millard, Dan Fish and Matthew Morgan for a spot in the back three, although both could be considered for a switch to outside centre with Rey Lee-Lo, Willis Halaholo and Garyn Smith also in contention for a midfield role.
Seb Davies, Shane Lewis-Hughes, Jarrod Evans and Willis Halaholo, all of whom were called up to the Wales squad to face the Barbarians at the end of the month, will also be available to play Leicester as they don’t join up at The Vale until next Monday.
Dillon Lewis, Tomos Williams and Josh Adams will not be available this weekend having featured in every game at the World Cup, they will train with the Cardiff Blues on Monday 2nd December with the home game against Pau the following Saturday the first time they will be up for selection.
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