Llanelli team to take on Aberavon

Parc y Scarlets will stage two vitally important clashes this weekend as Scarlets welcome Benetton Rugby in the United Rugby Championship this evening, and Llanelli RFC welcome Aberavon tomorrow, Saturday 23rd October.

Both teams will be hoping to take advantage of home advantage as they look to secure much needed victories in their respective competitions.

Despite showing some attacking flair against Carmarthen Quins last weekend, crossing for four tries, Llanelli’s late heroics weren’t enough to secure victory.

Aberavon are the visitors to the Parc this weekend and they’ll be hoping to bounceback after defeat to Llandovery last week.

“We were really disappointed with the result last week. We’ve ended up on the wrong side of one score games in our two home fixtures to date, both where I felt we probably did enough to get the result,” said head coach Paul Fisher.

“Having said that, we did show real intent to play in attack and we scored some quality tries. The addition of the regional players really added to the performance of the group and the experience they would have shared with the younger players is invaluable.”

Looking ahead to tomorrow’s clash against Aberavon at Parc y Scarlets, Fisher went on to say; “Aberavon will be hurt after defeat to Llandovery last week. They have a very heavy scrum and set piece – we need to match this challenge to give us an opportunity to get our game going.

“We’re looking forward to the challenge and up for the challenge of securing a home victory for the supporters.”

Llanelli team to take on Aberavon at Parc y Scarlets, Saturday 23rd October kick-off 2.30pm;

15 Ioan Hughes (c), 14 Eray Wilson, 13 Ryan Davies, 12 Jonny Lewis, 11 Amir Jiwa Walji, 10 Josh Phillips, 9 Archie Hughes, 1 Rhys Davies, 2 Rhys Cherry, 3 Alex Jeffries, 4 Ashleigh Hyndman, 5 Ed Couzens, 6 Ellis Thomas, 7 Jacob Lewis, 8 Nathan Hart

Replacements; Morgan MacRae, 17 Dylan Lawley, 18 Lewis Davies, 19 Elis Hopkins, 20 Caine Rees Jones, 22 Iwan Evans, 23 Tristan James

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