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Cardiff Blues and Ospreys have announced their teams for their away games tomorrow, Friday 3rd October.

Blues captain Matthew Rees returns to the starting line-up as the team travel to Ireland to face Connacht at the at The Sportsground in the Guinness PRO12 tomorrow evening (kick-off 7.35pm).

Welsh international Rees is recalled in the front row and is one of eight changes made by Director of Rugby Mark Hammett to the side that narrowly lost out to champions Leinster last week.

Cardiff Blues: 15 Adam Thomas, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Cory Allen, 12 Gavin Evans, 11 Dan Fish, 10 Rhys Patchell, 9 Lewis Jones; 1 Gethin Jenkins, 2 Matthew Rees (c), 3 Taufa’ao Filise, 4 Jarrad Hoeata, 5 Filo Paulo, 6 Macauley Cook, 7 Sam Warburton, 8 Manoa Vosawai

Replacements: 16 Kristian Dacey, 17 Sam Hobbs, 18 Scott Andrews, 19 Josh Turnbull, 20 Josh Navidi, 21 Tavis Knoyle, 22 Gareth Davies, 23 Geraint Walsh

The Ospreys team to face Zebre at Studio XXV Aprile tomorrow evening (kick-off 7.35pm).

Captain Jonathan Spratt leads the line-up and is one of eight changes made by Head Coach, Steve Tandy, following their closely fought 19 -14 win against Munster last week.

Ospreys: 15 Dan Evans, 14 Jeff Hassler, 13 Jonathan Spratt (c), 12 Josh Matavesi, 11 Hanno Dirksen, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Martin Roberts, 1 Nicky Smith, 2 Scott Baldwin, 3 Dmitri Arhip, 4 Lloyd Peers, 5 Rynier Bernardo, 6 Joe Bearman, 7 James King, 8 Morgan Allen

Replacements: 16 Sam Parry, 17 Duncan Jones, 18 Cai Griffiths, 19 Alun Wyn Jones, 20 Sam Lewis, 21 Rhys Webb, 22 Sam Davies, 23 Andrew Bishop