Llanelli team to face Swansea at the Parc

Head Coach Paul Fisher has named his side for the penultimate test of the WRU Indigo Group Premiership Cup, to be played at Parc y Scarlets on Saturday 20th November.

With only two games left in the current competition, Llanelli will be keen to secure a win, their first of the season, before the Premiership season gets underway in December.

Results show a winless Cup campaign thus far but Llanelli have been on the wrong side of a narrow loss at home on three occasions, against Aberavon, Carmarthen Quins and Bridgend.

Llanelli welcome Swansea to Parc y Scarlets on Saturday, the final home game in the Cup before a West Wales derby against Carmarthen Quins next weekend.

Iwan Evans is named at fullback for Saturday’s clash, moving from the inside centre. Tristan James moves from the left to right wingwith Harrison Button coming in on the left. Ryan Davies retains his place in the centre and is joined by Llanelli stalwart Jonny Lewis. Llew Smith switches to the outside half berth to link up with scrum half Ifan Beynon Thomas.

Rhys Cherry remains in the hooker position but is joined by Sam O’Connor and Richard Bassett on the loosehead and tighthead respectively. Chris Long partners Ashleigh Hyndman in the second row with only a positional change in the back row, with Ryan Jenkins at six and Nathan Hart captaining from number 8.

Team to face Swansea at Parc y Scarlets, Saturday 20th November, kick-of 2.30pm;

15 Iwan Evans, 14 Tristan James, 13 Ryan Davies, 12 Jonny Lewis, 11 Harrison Button, 10 Llew Smith, 9 Ifan Beynon Thomas, 1 Sam O’Connor, 2 Rhys Cherry, 3 Richard Bassett, 4 Chris Long, 5 Ashleigh Hyndman, 6 Ryan Jenkins, 7 Jacob Lewis, 8 Nathan Hart (c)

Replacements; 16 Garan Williams, 17 Tom Zoogah, 18 Rhys Davies, 19 Jack Solomon, 20 Dylan Lawley, 21 Jay Weaver, 22 James Beech, 23 Amir Jiwa Walji

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