Llanelli keep four players from the side that beat Leicester Tigers in the
Heineken Cup last weekend for their top-of-the-table Welsh/Scottish clash at Newport tonight (Kick-off 7.05pm).
Wayne Proctor, Neil Boobyer, Garan Evans and Martyn Madden survive, but
Coach Gareth Jenkins has made eleven changes to the side and brought in two players promoted from the club's U21 squad for their first starts of
Scarlets Under 21 captain and No8 Aled Gravell and talented centre Tal Selley, who was promoted to the first team squad at the beginning of the
season, both add new blood to the Llanelli line-up.
Jenkins is resting his international players with one eye on the Scarlet's
Heineken Cup quarter final tie against Bath next week.
"Some of the unsung heroes of the club are getting a chance to shine this
evening," said Jenkins.
"But we have assembled a good squad of players at Stradey Park this season and this is a game we want to win.
"Of course we have one eye on the Bath game next week, but we are in the
business of winning rugby games at Llanelli and we want to maintain that
Llanelli: Barry Davies; Wayne Proctor, Neil Boobyer, Tal Selley, Garan
Evans; Gareth Bowen, Dwayne Peel; Phil booth, Marcus Thomas (Capt), Martyn
Madden, Luke Gross, Craig Gillies, Scott Morgan, Dafydd Jones, Aled Gravell
Replacements: Phil John, Robin McBryde, John Davies, Vernon Cooper, Gareth
Williams, Guy Easterby, Paul Fisher
Wales U20 captain Tom Phillips and performance psychologist Dr Rich Neil explain why spending three days at Monmouth RFC has further strengthened the togetherness of the squad ahead of the #WorldRugbyU20s
Alongside Scarlets flanker James Davies and Cardiff Blues centre Cory Allen, three Wales Sevens core players have made the extended training squad for GB Sevens. Wales Head coach Gareth Williams tells WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie why Luke Treharne, Sam Cross and Luke Morgan earned selection in the initial training squad for Rio.
Wales Sevens head coach Gareth Williams tells WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie he has had to overcome a number of injuries before naming a competitive squad for this weekend's penultimate round of the World Series in Paris.
Merthyr were officially crowned champions of the SSE SWALEC Championship at Dowlais on Saturday where captain Andy Powell paid tribute to his side who have earned promotion to the Principality Premiership
Coleg y Cymoedd's season has had a spectacular ending with victory in two cup finals and a massive victory over one of the best rugby playing schools in the world - Welsh coach Warren Gatland's old alma mater, Hamilton Boys' High School.
WRU chief executive Martyn Phillips hosted the second meeting of the WRU Youth Board last weekend ahead of the Judgement Day IV regional double-header. Tthe board, made up of 15 under-21-year-olds from around Wales, heard presentations from head of participation Ryan Jones, policy and integrity manager Jeremy Rogers and national women's rugby manager Caroline Spanton, with Pro Rugby Wales CEO Mark Davies also on hand to hear the range of views aired.
Wales duo Rhun Williams and Liam Belcher, who makes a welcome return after five months of injury woe, look ahead to next month's World Rugby U20 Championship in Manchester where they will face Ireland, Georgia and New Zealand.