Xavier Rush and wing Rhys Williams are out of Cardiff's Heineken Cup opener in France...
Ex-All Blacks No 8 Rush is out with a groin injury, while Wales wing Williams will also miss Saturday's trip to Bourgoin after the Cardiff flier tore the muscle off his thigh bone in last weekend's defeat at Ulster.
British Lions' flanker Martyn Williams captains the side which shows eight changes from the side who lost in Belfast with ex-All Blacks full-back Ben Blair and Wales internationals Tom Shanklin, Gethin Jenkins, Mike Phillips and Robert Sidoli back in.
Bourgoin are targeting Cardiff as the easier team in pool 4 - which also boasts defending champions Munster and Euro giants Leicester Tigers - but Young is hoping his side will pull off a surprise win in France.
He said: "Bourgoin has said we are a weakness in the group.
"Their coach has said that we will probably be the easiest game, but after seeing our recent results they have been surprised, they won't underestimate us.
"They think our main strength is our forwards and will take us on in the pack as they don't rate our backs, which is probably a double bluff.
"We know it is going to be a hostile environment, but we know what to expect we have to stand up to the French physically, they always bring a tough edge to their game.
"We have to make sure we are more than a match for them."
Cardiff Blues: B Blair, C Czekaj, T Shanklin, M Stcherbina, M Luvietasau, N Robinson, M Phillips, G Jenkins, R Thomas, G Powell, D Jones, R Sidoli, M Williams, S Morgan, M Lewis
Replacements: T Filise, G Williams, B Davies, B White, E Fairhurst, N Macleod, J Robinson
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.