Dai Young calls on international experience for crucial Edinburgh encounter

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Cardiff Blues have been able to welcome back two members of the Wales squad for the 2021 Guinness Six Nations for the all-important Guinness Pro14 fixture with Edinburgh on Monday night, 8pm kick-off.

Lloyd Williams and Jarrod Evans will form the half-back partnership having been released from the squad for the game, although the former will have to fly back from Paris first having been a travelling reserve in the Wales side that lost to France on Saturday night.

They are two of four changes to the starting XV that took the field against Benetton last week with the others coming in the front row as Rhys Gill starts at loosehead prop after Corey Domachowski picked up a knock in training this week, and Dmitri Arhip is fit again to replace Keiron Assiratti on the tighthead.

Jason Harries retains his place on the wing with Owen Lane still sidelined with the hamstring problem that caused him to withdraw last week, while Ben Thomas shifts to inside centre with Rey Lee-Lo outside him as Mason Grady faces two months out with a knee problem.

On the bench Rhys Carre and Hallam Amos are both also released from the Wales squad to bolster the Cardiff 23, while Kris Dacey returns to provide hooker cover after not being involved on matchdays in recent weeks.

Cardiff Blues: Matthew Morgan, Jason Harries, Rey Lee-Lo, Ben Thomas, Aled Summerhill, Jarrod Evans, Lloyd Williams; Rhys Gill, Kris Dacey, Dmitri Arhip, Seb Davies, Rory Thornton, Olly Robinson, Ellis Jenkins, Josh Turnbull (c)

Replacements: Kris Dacey, Rhys Carre, Dillon Lewis, James Ratti, Alun Lawrence, Lewis Jones, Max Llewellyn, Hallam Amos

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