Prop Phil John replaces Iestyn Thomas (thumb) in the Scarlets side for the return clash against Ulster.
The Scarlets are down to the bare bones of a squad as Nigel Davies's side prepare to win their first game in Europe for the first time since March 2007.
The Scarlets, once proud flag bearers for the Welsh teams in Europe, haven't recorded a victory in the Heineken Cup in their last 10 games and face an Ulster side tomorrow night at Parc y Scarlets who are hoping to lay to rest their own bogey in the competition by recording a rare away victory.
With his squad already severely depleted, Davies has seen prop Iestyn Thomas forced out with a neck problem. His place will be taken by Phil John with young Aled Hopkins drafted in as cover from the ranks of Llanelli's Principality Premiership side.
Darren Daniel is one of two other changes. He replaces Ceiron Thomas on the right wing to make his 50th appearance for the Scarlets. Thomas drops down to the bench while Rhys Priestland replaces the injured Morgan Stoddart at full-back. Although a fly-half, Priestland is not entirely unfamiliar with the No15 shirt as he has played semi-pro rugby in that position.
After a lengthy spell on the sidelines, Scotland second row Scott MacLeod makes a welcome return to regional action and is named among the replacements.
Scarlets: R Priestland; D Daniel, R King, J Davies, M Jones; S Jones, M Roberts; P John, M Rees, D Manu, V Cooper, D Day, D Jones, S Easterby, D Lyons.
Replacements: K Owens, A Hopkins, S MacLeod, J Edwards, G Cattle, C Thomas, L Williams
Ulster Rugby: B Cunningham; A Trimble, D Cave, P Wallace, S Danielli; I Humphreys, I Boss; J Fitzpatrick, R Best [capt], B Botha, E O'Donoghue, R Caldwell, S Ferris, D Pollock, R Diack
Replacements: N Brady, T Court, M McCullough, K Dawson, P Marshall, P Steinmetz, C Schifcofske.
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.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.