Llanelli Head of Rugby Anthony Buchanan has named an unchanged starting line-up from the side that beat Aberavon 26-23 in the SWALEC Cup semi-final last month for the side's showdown with Neath in Saturday's SWALEC Cup final (Millennium Stadium, 6pm).
The Llanelli v Neath match will be the climax of a SWALEC finals day which kicks off at 1pm with Lampeter Town v Morriston in the SWALEC Bowl final, and continues at 3.30pm with Ammanford v Risca in the SWALEC Plate final.
Llanelli are aiming to lift the Welsh Cup for the fourteenth time when they face current Cup holder Neath on Saturday.
Buchanan said, "We have confidence in the starting line-up that did so well to beat Aberavon in a pulsating semi-final and we wanted to reward that team with selection for the final. Only Dwayne Eager has worked his way into the 22 after impressing of late.
"Going into the match, this is definitely a game where both teams have a 50% chance of lifting the trophy. We both have a strong history with the cup, Neath being current holders and we at Llanelli have such an affinity with the competition as 13 times winners.
"There are never any easy games against Neath and there hasn't been much between us in our games this season. One thing is sure, we will certainly have to be on our best form to bring the Cup back to Llanelli, but that is our clear aim, the cup means a great deal to the players, the club and the town. Our season would certainly be seen as a successful one if we can bring the cup home on Saturday evening."
Current cup holders Neath have named a starting line-up with just one change from the side that started against Swansea in the semi-final, with wing Dave Evans coming in ahead of Wayne Mitchell.
SWALEC FINALS DAY - SATURDAY 9 MAY, MILLENNIUM STADIUM
SWALEC CUP FINAL: NEATH V LLANELLI (6pm)
Llanelli: Daniel Newton; Matthew Jacobs, Nick Reynolds, Matthew Brayley, Nick Jones; Luke Richards, Gareth Davies; Ian Jones, Craig Hawkins (capt), Simon Gardiner, Adam Powell, Aaron Shingler, Luke Jones, Simon Peters, Dan Godfrey
Replacements: Shaun Hopkins, Greg George, Aled Hopkins, Arwel Davies, Dwayne Eager, Justin James, Andrew Banfield Neath: Gareth King; Kevin James, Stephen Thomas, Luke Ford, David Evans; Matty James, Kevin Farrell; Nicky Downs, Ashleigh James, Craig Mitchell, Euros Evans, Neil Edwards, Lee Edwards, Lee Evans, Gareth Gravell, Lee Beach (capt).
Replacements: Wayne Mitchell, Arwel Thomas, Tavis Knoyle, Martin Jones, Gerwyn Price, Ciaron Ruddock, Craig Price
SWALEC BOWL FINAL: LAMPETER TOWN V MORRISTON (1pm)
Lampeter Town: Chris Thomas; Owain Jones, Paul Fingleton, Gary Davies (capt), Geraint Thomas; Dafydd Jones, Dewi Williams; Aled Thomas, Joe Thomas, Huw Thomas, Llyr Jones, Carwyn Gregson, Mark Saunders, Tim Evans, Jason Thomas.
Replacements: Gareth Griffiths, John Rhys Jones, Dylan Davies, Lee John Lloyd
Morriston: John Jenkins, Adam Summerfield, Michael Pompa (capt), Ceri Palmer, Sean Richards; Gareth Jones, Ben Collins; Mark McLaughlin, Paul Thomas, Lee May, Luke Gronert, Ryan Leonard, Chris Curren, Craig Lloyd, Adam Colclough
Replacements: Allyn Pritchard, Steffan Jones, Richard Evans, Peter Roberts
Risca: Rhys Potter; Chris Fraser, Steve Barnes (capt), Chad Bushell, Andrew Fraser; Rhys Carpenter, David Jefferson; Nicky Davies, Owain Cooper, Sion Rees, Tim Barnes, Mike Saladino, Tyrone Morris, Gareth Smith, Richard Evans
Replacements: Rhys Fawke, Alex Yule, Alex Williams, John Hodges
Ammanford: Cerith Humphries, Michael Evans, Wayne Price, Alan Rees, Gary Stephens; Dean Bromham, Mathew Gibson; Dylan Cooper, Jason Rosser, Aled Griffiths, Mark Jones (capt), Richard Greig, John Ogden, Shaun Miles, Chris Jones
Replacements: Ioan Jones, Rhodri Danter, Richie Williams, Mark Davies
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