British and Irish Lions, Martyn Williams and Gethin Jenkins, return to the Cardiff Blues side to take on EDF Energy Cup champions Ospreys.
The Cardiff Blues, who have won three of their last four matches in all competitions, take on an Ospreys side who have also won three of their last four games in all competitions this New Year's Eve, 2.05pm kick off.
The Blues will be looking to move up the Magners League table having recorded a 21-19 victory over the Dragons on Boxing Day, and can take confidence from the fact that the last six meetings between these two teams in the Magners League have all been won by the home side.
Speaking ahead of the game David Young said, "Out of the away games we have lost this season, I felt that the Ospreys were the only ones that have well beaten us. Both teams have got better as the season has progressed so it will be interesting to see how much we've developed."
"The Ospreys are a quality outfit and we will have to be at our best to get the points. We know what they will bring to the party, and both teams will not only be looking to pick up points in the Magners League, but I imagine they will also building towards the Heineken Cup matches in January, " added Young.
Cardiff Blues: 15 Ben Blair 14 Richard Mustoe 13 Tom Shanklin 12 Gareth Thomas 11 Tom James 10 Nicky Robinson 9 Jason Spice 8 Andy Powell 7 Martyn Williams 6 Maama Molitika 5 Paul Tito (c) 4 Deiniol Jones 3 Taufa'ao Filise 2 Gareth Williams 1 Gethin Jenkins
Replacements: 16 John Yapp 17 T Rhys Thomas 18 Scott Morgan 19 Robin Sowden Taylor 20 Darren Allinson 21 Ceri Sweeney 22 Leigh Halfpenny
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.