Twenty of the club captains who helped forge the stronghold repuation of Stradey Park in the post-war era and beyond will be welcomed in a 15 minute ceremony that begins at 6.40, the captains will be accompanied by Llanelli Schools U11.
Ahead of the parade, here is a breif run down on the men who have lead the Scarlets in the past sixty years.
HANDEL GREVILLE 1948
Handel captained Llanelli in 1948-1949 from scrum half. He is the only person to have held the 3 positions in the club of Captain, Chairman and President. He was also capped for Wales against the touring Australians in the 1947-48 season.
PETER EVANS 1953 (NOT ATTENDING)
Peter Evans who captained the club from 1953-1955 is unwell and unable to make the parade. Peter Evans led the club from 1953-1955. He played at flank forward and was a driving force for Llanelli like his brother Hagen before him. During his playing days he was affectionately nicknamed "blondie" by his team mates. He gained 2 caps for Wales in 1951 against England and France.
RAY WILLIAMS 1955
Ray Williams captained Llanelli in the 1955-56 season, playing on the wing. He was top try scorer for Llanelli in season 1948-49 and was top club try scorer for consecutive seasons from 1951/52 - 1958/59. He was also top try scorer in 1960/61 season. He scored a total of 213 tries and was capped 3 times for Wales against Scotland in 1954, France in 1957 and Australia in 1958.
HOWARD (ASH) DAVIES 1958
Howard Davies known to most as Howard Ash Davies was captain during the1958/59 season. Howard played in the front row, regarded by others as a rugged prop forward, a whole hearted player and vigorous leader who gave his all for the Scarlets shirt.
ONLLWYN BRACE 1959
Onllwyn Brace was captain for Llanelli for 2 seasons in 1959/60 & 60/61. A diminutive Scrum half, Onllwyn also had the honour of captaining Wales. He was capped 9 times for his country between 1956 & 1961.
AUBREY GALE 1961
Aubrey Gale captained Llanelli in 1961/62. He was a versatile and mobile forward that played in all three rows of the scrum.
MARLSTON MORGAN 1962
Marlston Morgan is currently Chairman of the Llanelli RFC Association and a current Board Member of the Scarlets. He captained the club in part 1962/63 season and 1963/64. He played as a flank forward in over 400 games for Llanelli and had the honour of captaining the club against the touring All Blacks in 1963.
JOHN LELEU 1965
John Leleu captained Llanelli between 1965-1967. He was a versatile back row forward who had the distinction of captaining 3 different clubs, the others being London Welsh. John also had 4 caps for Wales.
STUART GALLACHER 1968
Stuart was the youngest elected captain in the history of the club. He captained Llanelli in 1968/69 and 1969/70 and was captain against touring South Africans in 1970. He was a formidable forward who also had a successful rugby league career. He was capped once for Wales against France in 1970. He played 12 times for the Barbarians and was the first player from Llanelli to play for the BaBa's against a touring team. He also toured with the Barbarians to South Africa in 1969.
CLIVE JOHN 1970
Clive captained the club in the 1970/71 season. A flanker who also played scrum half in his Llanelli youth days. His two brothers Barry and Alan also played for Llanelli. Clive was top try scorer for the club in the 1967/68 season.
BARRY LLEWELYN 1971
Barry Llewelyn captained Llanelli in 1971/72. His father Bryn also played for Llanelli - following a family tradition. He was a prop of great distinction renowned for his power and mobility. He even played occasionally in the back row. He was arguably one of the greatest ever forwards to play for the club. Barry was a member of the famous Llanelli team that defeated the touring 1972 All Blacks. His brother Brian a second row, was on the bench in the same game. He was capped 13 times for Wales.
DELME THOMAS 1972
Delme Thomas is a true Scarlets legend and one of the finest second rows ever to play for club and country. Delme captained Llanelli in the centenary year 1972-1973 and was the captain of the victorious Llanelli side that defeated the All Blacks on 31st October 1972. Capped 25 times for Wales, he also had the honour of captaining his country. Delme went on 3 Lions tours in 1966, 1968 &1971.
PHIL BENNETT 1973
Phil Bennett had a glittering career in rugby captaining Llanelli for 6 consecutive seasons from 1973/74 to 1977/78. He captained Wales from 1976/77 to 1977/78 and captained the Lions in 1977. Phil also toured with the Lions 3 years earlier in 1974. He led Wales to a famous Grand Slam scoring 132 tries and 2,532 points for Llanelli.
Derek was a versatile player who could play second row or back row. He captained Llanelli in 1979/80. Derek made 372 appearances for Llanelli and captained Wales v Romania, representing his country a total of 23 times. He went on three Lions tours in 1971, 1977 and 1980, having the distinction of playing for the Lions before being capped for Wales. A colossus of a forward, he has been on a winning side against New Zealand on 4 occasions. He is father to Scott, Craig and Gavin who have all worn the famous Scarlets shirt. Derek is currently President of the Llanelli RFC Association and Board member of the Scarlets.
PHIL MAY 1982
Phil May still holds the record for the most appearances in a Llanelli shirt. Phil played 552 times for the Scarlets captaining them for 5 consecutive seasons from 1982/83 to 1986/87. He captained Llanelli against the touring New Zealand Maoris 6th November 1983 when we won 16-9 and was capped 7 times for Wales.
PHIL DAVIES 1987
Phil had a long and illustrious career not only at Stradey but also for Wales. He was a versatile second row and back row forward who always gave his all for club and country. He captained Llanelli from 1987/88 season to 1991/92 consecutively. He also captained the club in 1995/96. Phil represented Llanelli on 331 occasions and was capped 46 times for Wales. Phil is currently the Wales U20's coach also coaching the Scarlets from 2006-2008 reaching the semi Finals of the European Cup in 2006-2007.
RUPERT MOON 1992
Rupert Moon captained Llanelli from 1992/1993 to 1994/1995 for 3 consecutive seasons. He was captain during the time when Llanelli won the award "British Team of the Season 1992-1993 in a memorable year that saw Llanelli win the League, WRU Cup and beat the touring Wallabies. A passionate Scrum Half Rupert played 272 games for Llanelli scoring 77 tries winning 24caps for Wales.
IEUAN EVANS 1996
Ieuan Evans is arguably one of the most famous and successful wingers to have ever donned a Scarlets shirt. Ieuan captained Llanelli in 1996/97 also captaining Wales 28 times, which is still a record. He played a total of 231 games for Llanelli scoring 193 tries. Ieuan gained 72 caps forWales touring 3 times with the British Lions in 1989, 1993 and 1997.
ROBIN McBRYDE 1997
Robin was a firm favourite with the Scarlets supporters and abrasive no nonsense hooker who gave his all. He captained from 1997-1999 with Llanelli winning the WRU Cup in his first year as captain. Robin was capped 37 caps for Wales and was selected for the British Lions tour in 2001.
WAYNE PROCTOR 1999
The 1999/2000 season saw Wayne Proctor as captain of Llanelli with the club winning the WRU Cup in his year of tenure. An extremely illusive winger, he played 302 games for Llanelli scoring 182 tries. Wayne was capped 39 times for Wales.
SCOTT QUINNELL 2000
Part of the Quinnell dynasty Scott captained from 2000 - 2002 and was arguably the best ever Number 8 ever to have worn the famous Scarlets shirt. He played 178 matches for Llanelli scoring 69 tries. Scott was capped 52 times for Wales and also had a very successful career in rugby league. He was a Lions tourist on two occasions. in 1997 whilst with Richmond and 2001 with Llanelli.
LEIGH DAVIES 2002
Leigh Davies captained from 2002/3 to 2003/4. He was a strong hard running centre who played 69 times for the Scarlets scoring 17 tries. Leigh was also capped 21 times for Wales.
SIMON EASTERBY 2004
Simon has captained the region since 2004-2005 season. He's now in his fifth season as captain. A back row specialist who has given everything for the Scarlets. He has been a magnificent leader who has been the driving force and inspiration to all those who play with him. Simon been capped 65 times for Ireland and was a Lions tourist in 2005. This year is Simon's testimonial.