Llanelli team for West Wales derby

Llanelli will head to Carmarthen Park on Saturday 27th November to take on Carmarthen Quins in the final round of the Indigo Group Premiership Cup.

In what promises to be a thrilling West Wales derby, Llanelli will be keen to secure their first win of the campaign before the Indigo Group Premiership gets underway in a few weeks time.

Jonny Lewis will captain the side for the final Cup game with head coach Paul Fisher making changes to the pack and backs to the side that faced Swansea at home last week.

An all-new front row sees Scarlets’ Phil Price and Alex Jeffries link up with young hooker Morgan MacRae, who represented Scarlets Development in the recent regional friendlies.

Chris Long and Ashley Hyndman remain as the second row pairing with Dylan Lawley back on the blindside flank, Jacob Lewis remaining on the openside and Ryan Jenkins moving to number 8.

Archie Hughes and Josh Phillips make up the new halfback pairing with Amir Jiwa Walji joining Harrison Button on the wing Ryan Davies partners captain Jonny Lewis in midfield with Llew Smith moving from outside half to fullback.

Team to face Carmarthen Quins at Carmarthen Park, Saturday 27th November, kick-of 2.30pm;

15 Llew Smith, 14 Harrison Button, 13 Ryan Davies, 12 Jonny Lewis (c), 11 Amir Jiwa Walji, 10 Josh Phillips, 9 Archie Hughes, 1 Phil Price, 2 Morgan MacRae, 3 Alex Jeffries, 4 Chris Long, 5 Ashleigh Hyndman, 6 Dylan Lawley, 7 Jacob Lewis, 8 Ryan Jenkins

Replacements; 16 Rhys Cherry, 17 Sam O’Connor, 18 Rhys Davies, 19 Jack Solomon, 20 Sam Martin, 21 Luca Giannini, 22 Luke Davies, 23 Iwan Evans

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 11 9 0 2 374 210 46
Newport 11 9 0 2 337 214 45
Aberavon 11 7 0 4 322 243 37
Llandovery 11 6 0 5 303 287 31
RGC 1404 11 6 0 5 286 244 31
Merthyr 11 5 0 6 329 294 31
Pontypridd 11 7 0 4 239 259 30
Carmarthen Quins 11 6 0 5 232 254 30
Bridgend Ravens 11 4 0 7 186 276 18
Swansea 11 3 0 8 212 269 18
Ebbw Vale 11 3 0 8 157 263 14
Llanelli 11 1 0 10 189 353 10