Amos and Lane return for Cardiff Blues clash with Leicester Tigers

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John Mulvihill has made nine changes to the Cardiff Blues team to face Leicester Tigers as he goes full strength for the Challenge Cup clash at the Arms Park.

A number of players are recalled after being rested last week, including the entire front row as Corey Domachowski, Liam Belcher and Scott Andrews start, with Brad Thyer, Kirby Myhill and Keiron Assiratti dropping down to the bench.

Nick Williams and Will Boyde also return, wearing eight and seven respectively, as Seb Davies moves up to the second row. James Botham and Macauley Cook both drop down to the bench after starting against Calvisano.

There is a straight swap at scrum-half, where Lloyd Williams captains the side and Lewis Jones drops to the bench, while Aled Summerhill returns on the left wing in place of Harri Millard.

The headline selections see Hallam Amos and Owen Lane selected though, after being involved with Wales’ Rugby World Cup campaign out in Japan.

Amos will make his Cardiff Blues debut having signed from Dragons over the summer, starting at full-back as Matthew Morgan drops to the bench, while Owen Lane is named on the wing in place of Jason Harries, despite some speculation he could be moved to centre for the game.

On the bench there is a return for Jason Tovey after he picked up an ankle injury in the Guinness Pro14 win over Cheetahs two weeks ago.

Cardiff Blues: Hallam Amos, Owen Lane, Rey Lee-Lo, Willis Halaholo, Aled Summerhill, Jarrod Evans, 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, James Botham, Lewis Jones, Jason Tovey, Matthew Morgan

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