Matthew Jacob is a shock inclusion in the Scarlets side to face Northampton Saints in tomorrow's final EDF Energy Cup pool clash.
Llanelli wing Jacob has been called up by Scarlets boss Nigel Davies following a lengthy injury list with Mark Jones joining Dafydd James, Nathan Brew, Darren Daniel and Daniel Evans on the sidelines with a knee injury.
Davies is also without locks Vernon Cooper, Simon Maling, Lou Reed and the suspended Scott MacLeod with Wales flanker Dafydd Jones filling in as an emergency alongside Dominic Day.
Davies said: "Dominic has had an opportunity to show what he can do and we have been delighted with him"
With Wales' Invesco perpetual Series opener against the Springboks eight days away, Stephen Jones, Matthew Rees and Martin Roberts start on the bench as the Scarlets bid to reach the semi-finals.
The Scarlets lie three points ahead of Northampton and four ahead of Saracens but face a Guinness Premiership side defending a 20-game unbeaten record at home in all competitions.
Scarlets: Morgan Stoddart; Rob Higgitt, Regan King, Gavin Evans, Matthew Jacobs; Ceiron Thomas, Sililo Martens; Iestyn Thomas, Ken Owens, Kees Meeuws, Dominic Day, Dafydd Jones, Nathan Thomas, Simon Easterby (capt), David Lyons. Replacements: Phil John, Matthew Rees, Josh Turnbull, Gavin Thomas, Martin Roberts, Stephen Jones, Jonathan Davies.
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.