Adams returns for Ospreys derby

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British & Irish Lions winger Josh Adams will make his Cardiff return on Saturday for the trip down the M4 to face the Ospreys in Swansea, 7.35pm kick-off.

The 26-year-old is one of four changes to the starting XV that beat Connacht last week, replacing Jason Harries in the back three who has suffered a hamstring injury. The other change in the backs sees Tomos Williams start at scrum-half with Lloyd Williams backing him up from the bench.

Both changes in the pack come in the front row where Rhys Carre and Dillon Lewis are the preferred prop pairing with Corey Domachowski and Dmitri Arhip taking a seat among the replacements. Rhys Priestland passes the concussion protocols and starts at fly-half after departing just 67 seconds into last week’s game.

On the bench there is a return to fitness for Ben Thomas after a groin injury picked up in pre-season, while Max Llewellyn is preferred as the outside backs option.

Cardiff: Hallam Amos, Owen Lane, Rey Lee-Lo, Willis Halaholo, Josh Adams, Rhys Priestland, Tomos Williams; Rhys Carre, Kirby Myhill, Dillon Lewis, Seb Davies, Matthew Screech, Josh Turnbull (c), Ellis Jenkins, James Ratti

Replacements: Liam Belcher, Corey Domachowski, Dmitri Arhip, Rory Thornton, Will Boyde, Lloyd Williams, Ben Thomas, Matthew Morgan

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