Can the cup holders bounce back in the second game of the season?
Where: Cardiff Arms Park
When: 13.35 (BST)
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Former England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson has been passed fit to play for Toulon for their clash with the Cardiff Blues in he second round of the Heineken Cup season.
Despite his team running out handsome 57-27 winners against Glasgow last weekend, Wilkinson was forced from the field with a half injury in the first half.
Wilkinson’s inclusion in the side will not be good news for the Blues who had their fair share of defensive headaches last weekend, when they were beaten 44-29 by Exeter Chiefs.
After that loss, defence coach Rob Powell left and is to be replaced by Pontypridd head coach Dale McIntosh.
McIntosh must now oversee an aspect of the Blues’ game that Wales dual-code legend Jonathan Davies described as “lazy and soft” after previously winless Pro12 Italian side Zebre beat them 30-25 at the Arms Park in September.
The Blues have reported no fresh injury concerns ahead of the Arms Park encounter.
Gethin Jenkins is set to face his former club. The Wales and British and Irish Lions prop joined Toulon on a two-year deal ahead of the 2012-13 season.
Toulon’s South African scrum-half Michael Claassens is out with a broken hand and been replaced in their squad by France half-back Sébastien Tillous-Borde.
France lock Jocelino Suta and wing Alexis Palisson also return, but powerful centre Mathieu Bastareaud is absent.
Cardiff Blues: TBC
Toulon squad: Backs – Delon Armitage; Matt Giteau, Maxime Mermoz – Frédéric Michalak, Drew Mitchell, Alexis Palisson, David Smith, Sébastien Tillous-Borde, Josua Tuisova, Jonny Wilkinson, Rudi Wulf. Forwards – Steffon Armitage, Bakkies Botha, Virgile Bruni, Martin Castrogiovanni, Levan Chilchava, Xavier Chiocci, Emmanuel Felsinia, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, Carl Hayman, Chris Masoe, Benjamin Noirot, Jean-Charles Orioli, Juan Smith, Jocelino Suta, Ali Williams.