The Scarlets host Bristol in the second round of EDF Energy Cup on Friday in what will be the final game at Stradey Park.
Scarlets fans bid farewell to Stradey after 129 years before relocating to the newly- built Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli. Scarlets only win in their last five outings in all competitions was 26-17 at home to Saracens in the 1st round of this season's Anglo-Welsh Cup.
Bristol Rugby's 39-11 victory at home to Toulon in the European Challenge Cup last weekend ended an unwanted run of 13 straight defeats in all competitions. Bristol have not won away from home since their 28-8 victory at Newcastle in the Premiership on 16 March, whilst their last win in Wales was 29-21 over Neath at the Gnoll in the Anglo-Welsh Cup on 10 September 1996.
Since Scarlets became a region in 2003 the two sides have met just once before, with Bristol taking the spoils 18-11 at Memorial Stadium in the 1st round of last season's Anglo-Welsh Cup.
Scarlets: Morgan Stoddart, Rob Higgitt, Regan King, Gavin Evans, Mark Jones, Stephen Jones, Sililo Martens, Iestyn Thomas, Ken Owens, Kees Meeuws, Vernon Cooper, Dominic Day, Nathan Thomas, Simon Easterby (c), David Lyons
Replacements: Phil John, Matthew Rees, Dafydd Jones, Johnathan Edwards, Martin Roberts, Ceiron Thomas, Jon 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.