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."
Porthcawl recently received a WRU facilities grant and funding from Natwest RugbyForce in order to give their changing rooms a facelift. This came after receiving £10,000 in a WRU facilities grant last year to tarmac their car park. The improvements have already helped to make the club more accessible, not only for their own members and players but for the whole community.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a new, accredited Safeguarding and Protecting Children course - funded by the WRU and delivered in partnership with Sport Wales and the NSPCC - fo rugby club volunteers around Wales.
The SWALEC semi-final draws threw up some mouth-watering clashes in the Cup, Plate and Bowl as the 12 teams aim for the Millennium Stadium Finals Day. All the semi-finals are to be played on the weekend of April 12.
Welsh whistler Rhys Thomas continues to scale the heights of the game as he prepares to be an official in this weekend's Hong Kong Sevens tournament, undoubtedly the showpiece event on the World Series calendar.
Wales International Ian Evans and Wales and Lions legend Scott Quinnell swapped rugby balls for paint pots at Tonna during the RBS 6 Nations. They surprised club players with a special clubhouse makeover to launch NatWest RugbyForce 2014 - a programme developed in partnership with the WRU to make rugby clubs stronger businesses by improving and renovating their facilities with the support of volunteers and the local community.
Fresh from claiming the Bowl honours in Tokyo last Sunday, the Wales Sevens squad have settled into their routine as they prepare for this weekend's Hong Kong tournament where Iolo Evans is aiming high, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
The Welsh Rugby Union has recently teamed up with Prostate Cymru to help the charity launch its latest campaign to raise awareness of the disease. Members of the Wales squad helped produce a short video and promotional material for the campaign titled 'The Best Defence - is to know the FACTS'.