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
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.