Robin McBryde has named nine Cardiff Blues players in his match day twenty two, for Wales first tour fixture against Canada at the York University Stadium in Toronto on Saturday.
Wings Chris Czekaj and Tom James both start, with Czekaj set to play his first game for Wales since injury on tour with the national team in Australia in 2007.
There are also four Blues amongst the Forwards, and included in the replacements are Gareth Williams, Gloucester-bound Nick Robinson and youngster Sam Warburton who would make his debut for Wales if he comes off the bench
Looking ahead to Canada McBryde said.
"Canada competed well with Ireland for 60 minutes and it took a significant moment halfway through the second half when Ireland turned them over and scored from virtually the length of the field to prove a turning point.
"The Canadian's will be buoyed by that and they will be hunting for us. We will need to be right at the top of our game if we want to get the outcome we are working towards."
Up front 50-cap club member Duncan Jones completes his return to the international scene after a long injury lay-off and he packs down alongside hooker Hibbard and the Blues' John Yapp, normally a loosehead, continues his development at tighthead.
It's an all Blues second row with Jones and Davies testing their regional partnership at international level for the first time and another Blues colleague Robin-Sowden Taylor joins the established back row pair captain and No8 Ryan Jones and blindside flanker Dafydd Jones.
Dan Biggar will form a first time partnership at half-back with 40-times capped soon to be Blues scrum-half Gareth Cooper.
"Perhaps the most difficult selection was at half-back where we have four good contenders for the jersey and both Nicky and Dwayne have been unlucky to miss out, but could yet have something to say about how the Test goes on Saturday and may also find that we are looking at different combinations against the USA next week," said McBryde.
"We have been in close contact with the Cardiff Blues to try to develop John Yapp into a player who can work on both sides of the scrum and that development continues, but we also have a specialist in Craig Mitchell on the bench who may well be required.
Elsewhere on the bench McBryde also has the extensive experience of Ospreys second row Ian Gough to call upon and Blues hooker Gareth Williams provides cover at hooker.
WALES: Daniel Evans; Tom James, Jonathan Davies, Andrew Bishop, Chris Czekaj; Dan Biggar, Gareth Cooper; Duncan Jones, Richard Hibbard, John Yapp, Bradley Davies, Deiniol Jones Dafydd Jones, Robin Sowden-Taylor, Ryan Jones (Captain).
Replacements: Gareth Williams, Craig Mitchell, Ian Gough, Sam Warburton, Dwayne Peel, Nicky Robinson, Jonathan Spratt
15 Daniel EVANS (SCARLETS - Uncapped)
DoB: 15.11.88. 6'0" / 1.83m. 13st 9lbs / 87kgs
International record: Uncapped
14 Tom JAMES (CARDIFF BLUES - Cap No 1,055)
DoB: 17.04.87. 6'2" / 1.88m. 15st 1lb / 96kgs
International record: 3 caps (L 3)
13 Jonathan DAVIES (SCARLETS)
DoB: 05.04.88. 6'1" / 1.86m. 16st 3lbs / 103kgs
International record: Uncapped
12 Andrew BISHOP (OSPREYS - Cap No 1,059)
DoB: 07.08.85. 6'0" / 1.83m. 15st 0lbs / 95kgs
International record: 4 caps (W 3, L 1)
11 Chris CZEKAJ (CARDIFF BLUES - Cap No 1,038)
DoB: 14.12.85. 6'3" / 1.91m. 16st 8lbs / 105kgs
International record: 6 caps (W 1, L 5; 5 pts - 1T)
10 Dan BIGGAR (OSPREYS - Cap No 1,063)
DoB: 16.10.89. 6'2" / 1.88m. 13st 9lbs / 87kgs
International record: 1 cap (W 1; 9 pts - 3C, 1PG)
9 Gareth COOPER (GLOUCESTER RUGBY - Cap No 985)
DoB: 07.05.79. 5'7" / 1.71m. 13st 6lbs / 85kgs
International record: 40 caps (W 18, L 22; 40 pts - 8T)
1 Duncan JONES (OSPREYS - Cap No 997)
DoB: 18.09.78. 6'0" / 1.83m. 17st 8lbs / 112kgs
International record: 52 caps (W 23, L 27, D 2)
2 Richard HIBBARD (OSPREYS - Cap No 1,048)
DoB: 13.12.83. 6'0" / 1.83m. 17st 7lbs / 111kgs
International record: 7 caps (W 1, L 6)
3 John YAPP (CARDIFF BLUES - Cap No 1,031)
DoB: 09.04.83. 6'2" / 1.88m. 18st 8lbs / 118kgs
International record: 12 caps (W 10, L 2)
4 Bradley DAVIES (CARDIFF BLUES - Cap No 1,065)
DoB: 09.01.87. 6'6" / 1.98m. 18st 1lb / 115kgs
International record: 2 caps (W 2)
5 Deiniol JONES (CARDIFF BLUES - Cap No 981)
DoB: 18.11.77. 6'5". 16st 0lbs
International record: 5 caps (W 4, L 1)
6 Dafydd JONES (SCARLETS - Cap No 1,008)
DoB: 24.06.79. 6'3" / 1.90m. 17st 5lbs / 110kgs
International record: 39 caps (W 17, L 22; 10 pts - 2T)
7 Robin SOWDEN-TAYLOR (CARDIFF BLUES - Cap No 1,032)
DoB: 09.06.82. 6'1" / 1.86m. 15st 11lbs / 100kgs
International record: 6 caps (W 3, L 3)
8 Ryan JONES (OSPREYS, CAPTAIN - Cap No 1,029)
DoB: 13.03.81. 6'5" / 1.96m. 18st 0lbs / 114kgs
International record: 31 caps (W 17, L 13, D 1; 5 pts - 1T)
16 Gareth WILLIAMS (CARDIFF BLUES - Cap No 1,010)
DoB: 19.12.78. 5'8". 15st 4lbs
International record: 5 caps (L 5)
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Cardiff Blues are hosting a special Open Evening this Wednesday night at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park to give prospective students and parents the chance to discover more about our new and exciting rugby education programme.
Our Cardiff Blues Rugby Camps return this Easter to give children right across our region the opportunity to participate in rugby during the holidays - and after selling out our last two camps you can book NOW to avoid any disappointment!
The players at Cardiff Blues will be hoping to play with some true Gallic flair for the rest of the Guinness PRO12 season - after the region teamed up with a successful French bistrot in the Welsh capital.
Cardiff Blues will be celebrating St David's Day when the region faces Edinburgh Rugby at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 12.45pm) - with hundreds of children invited as part of our Regional Schools Day.
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