The starting line-up also includes Tristan Davies, Kort Schubert, Deiniol Jones and Robert Sidoli who all make their competitive debut for the Blues. Gethin Jenkins, Mark Lewis and Lee Thomas are three more newcomers among the replacements and Tom Shanklin is also included in the 22.
Andrew Lewis has suffered a reaction to his jaw injury sustained at Leicester so Cardiff's Premier Division hooker Michael Leaman travels with the team. Nick Robinson and Fereti Tuilagi were not considered because of injuries.
Cardiff Blues team: (15) Rhys Williams; (14) Nick Walne, (13) Jamie Robinson, (12) Tristan Davies, (11) Craig Morgan, (10) Nick Macleod, (9) Richard Smith; (1) John Yapp, (2) Gareth Williams, (3) Ben Evans, (4) Deiniol Jones, (5) Robert Sidoli, (6) Nathan Thomas, (7) Martyn Williams, capt, (8) Kort Schubert
Replacements: (16) Gethin Jenkins, (17) Michael Leaman, (18) Craig Quinnell, (19) Mark Lewis, (20) Dean Dewdney, (21) Lee Thomas, (22) Tom Shanklin
Referee: David Changleng (Scotland)