Josh Turnbull will lead the Scarlets from the back row.
Josh Turnbull will lead the Scarlets into battle against Gloucester at Parc y Scarlets in a LV= Cup clash tomorrow evening (KO 7.30pm).
Currently in second place in pool four on four points, a win against the Cherry and Whites will give the Scarlets an opportunity to stay in the hunt for silverware ahead of the final pool game against London Irish at the Madejski Stadium next weekend.
With 11 first team players on international duty with Wales, and injuries in key positions, Scarlets' Head Coach Simon Easterby has selected a team which includes a number of the region's up and coming stars alongside a number of the squad's more experienced personnel.
Easterby said: "We still have an opportunity to progress in the LV= Cup, Northampton currently top the pool with nine points but if they lose at Rodney Parade on Saturday and we win Friday evening it comes down to the final fixture.
"It's another competition that we can potentially win silverware in and when that's the case we're going to make sure that we prepare and play as well as we can.
"The performance against Harlequins showed a lot of things and I was really positive about the way we attacked last weekend and we've worked hard on certain aspects of that to improve this weekend."
Wales Under 20s captain Steffan Hughes partners Adam Warren at centre in a new-look backline.
Warren's younger brother Aaron, comes in on the wing alongside Kristian Phillips whilst Jordan Williams starts at fullback. Young outside half Josh Lewis takes the reins alongside scrum half Aled Davies.
The Scarlets have added an experienced edge to the pack with Turnbull leading from the backrow alongside Craig Price and Sione Timani.
Johan Snyman and Richard Kelly line up at second row with former Wales Under 20s loosehead prop and hooker Rob Evans and Kirby Myhill lining up alongside Jacobie Adriaanse in the front row.
On Nigel Davies' return to the Parc Easterby added: "It's an opportunity for us to pit ourselves against a guy that had a lot of influence on myself and Mark (Jones) throughout our playing career and early years of our coaching careers.
"We played up at Kingsholm in the pre-season friendly which was a bit of fun but hopefully we can get one over on them in a competitive fixture on the weekend."
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