Amos and Davies in, but Summerhill out of trip to Galway

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Cardiff Blues will have Seb Davies and Hallam Amos available for the return to Guinness Pro14 action away at Connacht this Saturday, kick-off 7.35pm.

Second row Davies has been released from Wales’ Six Nations squad having not featured in either of the first two rounds of the tournament, although exactly how much time he has spent with his regional squad this week is unclear.

Full-back Amos, on the other hand, missed out on selection for the national side after picking up an ankle injury ahead of the European Challenge Cup tie against Leicester Tigers last month.

The 25-year-old has recovered sufficiently to help John Mulvihill out in an otherwise sparse area of the squad though. Josh Adams is still with Wales while Owen Lane picked up a hamstring injury ahead of the Six Nations, and Harri Millard, Matthew Morgan and Rhun Williams are on the long-term absentee list.

There is also a question mark over the fitness of young full-back Ioan Davies who hurt an ankle playing for Cardiff RFC last month, and Aled Summerhill will miss at least the next two weeks of action as he battles the hamstring injury he suffered early in the win over Calvisano last time out.

It leaves only Dan Fish, Jason Harries and new loan signing Ryan Edwards from Bristol as the other back three options available to Mulvihill, unless he turns to centres Garyn Smith or Max Llewellyn, youngster Mason Grady or Cardiff RFC’s Teri Gee.

Elsewhere in the squad there are returns to fitness for Kris Dacey (foot) and Rory Thornton (arm) who underwent surgery back in October and have been ruled out since.

Aside from that Cardiff Blues are believed to be in relatively good health, with the fitness of Ellis Jenkins the only real unknown as he battles back from the ACL tear suffered against South Africa in December 2018.

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