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.
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.