The Scarlets have made a total of six changes, plus three positional, from the side that lost at Newcastle for their opening clash in the Heineken Cup against London Irish on Friday (ko 8pm)...
Stephen Jones returns to flyhalf with Ceiron Thomas moving back to full-back while Regan King moves to outside centre to allow Gavin Evans to return to inside centre, with Matthew Watkins making way.
There are four changes in the pack with Iestyn Thomas coming in for Phil John at loosehead and Craig Dunlea replaces Deacon Manu on the tighthead.
In the backrow Gavin Thomas replaces James Bater which forces captain Simon Easterby back to the blindside while in the second row Vernon Cooper comes in for Adam Jones.
Scarlets (v London Irish): 15 Ceiron Thomas 14 Dafydd James 13 Regan King 12 Gavin Evans 11 Mark Jones 10 Stephen Jones 9 Dwayne Peel; 1 Iestyn Thomas 2 Matthew Rees 3 Craig Dunlea 4 Vernon Cooper 5 Inoke Afeaki 6 Simon Easterby ( capt) 7 Gavin Thomas 8 Alix Popham.
Replacements: Aled Gravelle, Deacon Manu, Adam Jones, Nathan Thomas, Clive Stuart-Smith, Darren Daniel, Barry Davies
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
WRU TV: Hear from inside the Wales camp as Neil Jenkins discusses this weekend's clash with South Africa and how the squad are looking to put in a strong performance to round of the 2016 Under Armour Series