Jonathan Davies one of 10 changes to the Scarlets side

David Skippers

Scarlets' Jonathan Davies is tackled by Ulster's Will Addison during Heineken Champions Cup, pool four match at Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli.

Round Two of the Champions Cup pool stage kicks off on Friday with Scarlets hosting Toulon at Parc y Scarlets before Wasps take on Montpellier at the Ricoh Arena.

Scarlets v Toulon

Wales and British & Irish Lions centre Jonathan Davies returns to the starting XV as one of 10 changes to the Scarlets side to take on Toulon.

Davies is named in his favoured number 13 jersey as the Scarlets look to make it two wins from two in this season’s Champions Cup.

Wales international Johnny McNicholl is recalled after recovering from a rib injury and joins Leigh Halfpenny and Tom Rogers in the back three. Rogers, who will make his European debut, comes in for Steff Evans, who has been suffering from a stomach bug.

Davies partners captain Steff Hughes in midfield, while Kieran Hardy links up with Dan Jones at half-back.

Up front, Javan Sebastian replaces Samson Lee at tighthead prop. Lee is undergoing HIA return-to-play protocols, along with lock Jake Ball, after both players picked up knocks during last weekend’s win over Bath.

There is a new-look second-row partnership of Morgan Jones and Tevita Ratuva, while the back-row changes en bloc.

Jac Morgan suffered knee ligament damage against Bath and is set to be sidelined for between eight and 12 weeks. He is replaced in the number seven jersey by Josh Macleod.

Ed Kennedy and Uzair Cassiem come into the back row alongside Macleod, who makes his first start since early October.

New South African signing Pieter Scholtz is included in the match-day squad for the first time and provides front-row cover along with Marc Jones and 21-year-old loose-head prop Kemsley Mathias, who is poised to make his Scarlets competitive debut if he comes off the bench.

Iestyn Rees, who could make his senior debut, and Dan Davis make up the rest of the forward replacements, while Gareth Davies, Angus O’Brien and Tyler Morgan cover the backs.

Meanwhile, Toulon have made several changes to the pack as they look to make it successive victories in the Champions Cup.

The French outfit defeated Sale Sharks 26-14 last weekend but it came at a cost following an injury to star lock Eben Etzebeth. With the South African absent, Romain Taofifenua comes into the XV, with Thomas Jolmes handed a place on the bench.

There is also a change at hooker with Anthony Etrillard out – Christopher Tolofua is handed a starting berth – while Facundo Isa is at number eight and the Argentinian is joined by captain Charles Ollivon in the back-row.

The backline remains unchanged, however, with Baptiste Serin and Louis Carbonel once again steering the ship from half-back.

The teams:

Scarlets: 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Johnny McNicholl, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Steff Hughes (c), 11 Tom Rogers, 10 Dan Jones, 9 Kieran Hardy, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Josh Macleod, 6 Ed Kennedy, 5 Tevita Ratuva, 4 Morgan Jones, 3 Javan Sebastian, 2 Ryan Elias, 1 Wyn Jones
Replacements: 16 Marc Jones, 17 Kemsley Mathias, 18 Pieter Scholtz, 19 Iestyn Rees, 20 Dan Davis, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Angus O’Brien, 23 Tyler Morgan

Toulon: 15 Duncan Paia’aua, 14 Ramiro Moyano, 13 Isaia Toeava, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Gabin Villière, 10 Louis Carbonel, 9 Baptiste Serin, 8 Facundo Isa, 7 Charles Ollivon (c), 6 Swan Rebbadj, 5 Romain Taofifenua, 4 Brian Alainu’uese, 3 Emerick Setiano, 2 Christopher Tolofua, 1 Jean Baptiste-Gros
Replacements: 16 Bastien Soury, 17 Luka Tchelidze, 18 Jérémy Boyadjis, 19 Thomas Jolmes, 20 Julien Ory, 21 Theo Dachary, 22 Anthony Meric, 23 Masivesi Dakuwaqa

Venue: Parc y Scarlets
Kick-off: 17:30 GMT
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant Referees: Adam Jones (Wales), Mike English (Wales)
TMO: Ian Davies (Wales)

Wasps v Montpellier

Lee Blackett has named his Wasps side to host Montpellier at Ricoh Arena in the Champions Cup on Friday.

There are five changes to the starting XV that beat Dragons last time out.

Wasps’ international quartet of Dan Robson, Will Rowlands, Jack Willis and Joe Launchbury are rested. In their places come Will Porter, Tim Cardall, Ben Morris and James Gaskell respectively.

The only other change sees Ben Harris return from injury to start at loosehead prop.

Tom Willis also makes his way back from the injury he picked up against Gloucester in November, to take his place among the replacements.

For Montpellier, they have made sweeping changes after their disappointing home loss to Leinster last weekend.

The headline is in the pack with Bismarck du Plessis starting ahead of Guilhem Guirado and he is joined by former Saracens tighthead Titi Lamositele in the front-row.

At lock, there is no Paul Willemse which means Nico Janse van Rensburg shifts from flanker to the second-row.

Yacouba Camara and Jacques du Plessis are also dropped as Fulgence Ouedraogo, Alexandre Becognee and Louis Picamoles make up a completely new back-row.

Behind the scrum, there are also changes as Alex Lozowski moves from fly-half to centre, with youngster Louis Foursans handed an opportunity to impress.

Meanwhile, Gabriel N’gandebe drops to the bench, allowing Paul Vallée to come into the XV, while Vincent Rattez is out of the squad completely with Henry Immelman getting the nod at full-back.

The teams:

Wasps: 15 Lima Sopoaga, 14 Zach Kibirige, 13 Paolo Odogwu, 12 Jimmy Gopperth, 11 Josh Bassett, 10 Charlie Atkinson, 9 Will Porter, 8 Alfie Barbeary, 7 Thomas Young (c), 6 Ben Morris, 5 James Gaskell, 4 Tim Cardall, 3 Kieran Brookes, 2 Tom Cruse, 1 Ben Harris
Replacements: 16 Gabriel Oghre, 17 Tom West, 18 Jeff Toomaga-Allen, 19 Levi Douglas, 20 Tom Willis, 21 Ben Vellacott, 22 Michael Le Bourgeois, 23 Matteo Minozzi

Montpellier: 15 Henry Immelman, 14 Vincent Martin, 13 Alex Lozowski, 12 Arthur Vincent (c), 11 Paul Vallée, 10 Louis Foursans, 9 Benoit Paillaugue, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Alexandre Becognee, 6 Fulgence Ouedraogo, 5 Bastien Chalureau, 4 Nico Janse van Rensburg, 3 Titi Lamositele, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Enzo Forletta
Replacements: 16 Youri Delhommel, 17 Mikheil Nariashvili, 18 Levan Chilachava, 19 Yacouba Camara, 20 Caleb Timu, 21 Cobus Reinach, 22 Yvan Reilhac, 23 Gabriel N’gandebe

Venue: Ricoh Arena
Kick-off: 20:00 GMT
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Sara Cox (England), Jamie Leahy (England)
TMO: Ian Tempest (England)