Martin Roberts will make his first competitive start when Bristol face Yorkshire Carnegie on Sunday (3pm KO). The scrum half will form a half-back partnership with Gavin Henson for the Greene King IPA Championship clash at Headingley Carnegie.
Matthew Morgan earns a start at full back, while David Lemi returns to the line-up as skipper for the top four encounter.
Ian Evans continues in the second row alongside Joe Joyce, while Jack Lam is included in the back row as Bristol name seven full internationals in their side.
Jack Wallace is back to full fitness and listed among the replacements as Andy Robinson maintains a four forwards and three backs split.
Bristol Rugby team to face Yorkshire Carnegie at Headingley Carnegie on Sunday, 28 February (3pm KO):
Matthew Morgan; Tom Varndell, Jack Tovey, Ben Mosses, David Lemi (c); Gavin Henson, Martin Roberts; Jack O'Connell, Ross McMillan, Jamal Ford-Robinson, Ian Evans, Joe Joyce, Jack Lam, Olly Robinson, Mitch Eadie.
Replacements: Marc Jones, Anthony Perenise, Mark Sorenson, James Phillips, Will Cliff, Jack Wallace, Charlie Amesbury