European Rugby Champions Cup
Venue: Cardiff Arms Park Date: Saturday 1-5 December Kick-off: 13:00 GMT
Coverage: Live score updates on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and on the BBC Sport website

Wales flanker Josh Navidi is to face Saracens at the Champions Cup.

Navidi was absent for 2 weeks and missed Wales’ fall series.

England lock George Kruis yields as one of four varies from the Saracens side which beat Blues last weekend.

Liam Williams is still missing with a hamstring injury while England number eight Billy Vunipola should return in two weeks.

Champions Cup Pool Three
1. Glasgow32010
3. Cardiff3104
4. Lyon3000

Kruis was sidelined since departing the field during England’s defeat by New Zealand with a calf injury five weeks ago.

Ben Earl replaces the injured Jackson Wray at number eight after scoring two attempts as a replacement in the 51-25 triumph over Blues, while middle Nick Tompkins and also Ben Spencer start.

Wales back Williams is anticipating the results of a scan on his own problem after maybe not featuring for Saracens because the November internationals.

Whilst Dan Fish is included with Matthew Morgan centres Rey Lee-Lo along with Willis Halaholo return for Blues.

Wales Lloyd Williams and Tomos Williams are hurt, so Lewis Jones begins at nine, and Blues are also without wing Jason Harries, center Harri Millard and fly-half Jarrod Evans.

English champions Saracens are top of Pool Three with won their opening three European matches while Blues are third after a victory.

“It’s a massive match so far as the Champions Cup is concerned but additionally it is a enormous match for us moving forward,” said Blues head coach John Mulvihill.

“Considering this run of matches , we probably targeted that person because we knew it would have been a sell out. We have the belief, especially in your home, that we can turn any team over.”

“It is going to differ altogether that weekend,” stated Saracens wing Sean Maitland, after his side were down at the rest in last week’s match.

“It’ll be another setting, different 4G pitch and playing far from home is obviously tough. We understand we’re going to get to become a whole lot better, especially compared to first half the other day .”

Replacements: Myhill, Thyer, D Lewis, Earle, O Robinson, D Blacker, S Shingler, M Morgan.

Replacements: Woolstencroft, Barrington, Figallo, Dday, N Isiekwe, C Clark, Wigglesworth, Lozowski,

Assistant referees: Ludovic Cayre (France), Jonathan Dufort (France)

T Mo: Philippe Bonhoure (France)

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