But boosted by the inclusion of Skipper Simon Easterby, number 8 Alix Popham and full-back Barry Davies, who were all injury concerns earlier in the week, there's no wonder we have our English counterparts looking a little worried.
Full back Lee Byrne has also failed to make fitness in time having suffered a dead leg in last weekend's Celtic League win over the Ospreys, while prop Iestyn Thomas is rested having made his comeback from major neck surgery on Friday night. Martyn Madden replaces Iestyn on the bench, with Aled Gravelle by his side making his return from injury.
Scarlets: Barry Davies; Mark Jones, Matthew J Watkins, Regan King, Dafydd James; Mike Hercus, Clive Stuart-Smith; Phil John, Matthew Rees, John Davies, Inoke Afeaki, Adam Jones, Simon Easterby (capt), Gavin Thomas, Alix Popham.
Replacements: Martyn Madden, Aled Gravelle, Vernon Cooper, Dafydd Jones, Liam Davies, Gareth Bowen, Garan Evans.