"After such a long time out, I'm just desperate to get back out on the park and playing rugby again," said Jones. "It has been pretty frustrating to sit and watch some big games, especially the Grand Slam game against Ireland. But now I'm feeling fresh and raring to go."
Ex-British Lion Dafydd James and All Black centre Regan King also make their first full starts for the Scarlets while Edinburgh hand debuts to summer signings Francisco Leonelli, Peter Jorgensen and Matt Mustchin.
V Cooper (capt)
C Paterson (capt)
M Di Rollo
Referee: Alan Lewis (IRFU)