Llanelli team to take on RGC at the Parc

Llanelli return to Parc y Scarlets for their Indigo Premiership clash with North Walians RGC 1404 on Saturday (2.30pm).

Head coach Phil John has made eight changes, one of them positional, to the side beaten by Aberavon last weeked

Jac Davies switches from wing to full-back with Harrison Button joining Ben Raivalitia in the back three. Eddie James and Iestyn Gwiliam continue their midfield partnership, while Tal Rees comes in to partner Luke Davies at half-back.

It’s all change in the front row, with Sam O’Connor (pictured) – who made his Scarlets debut last weekend – packing down alongside Taylor Davies and Wales international WillGriff John.

Jac Price and skipper Christian Long combine at lock, while Luca Giannini – another who featured in the URC against Ulster – returns to the side at openside.

John said: “We were disappointed by the loss at Aberavon, but there was plenty there to provide encouragement and it’s good to be back on home soil after a few weeks on the road

“RGC are always a tough challenge, it should be a good game between two sides who like to play the same way.”

Llanelli team to play RGC 1404 (Parc y Scarlets 2.30pm)

15 Jac Davies; 14 Ben Raivalitia, 13 Iestyn Gwilliam, 12 Eddie James, 11 Harrison Button;; 10 Tal Rees, 9 Luke Davies; 1 Sam O’Connor, 2 Taylor Davies, 3 WillGriff John, 4 Christian Long (capt), 5 Jac Price, 6 Iwan Shenton, 7 Luca Giannini, 8 Ben Williams.

Reps: 16 Rhys Cherry, 17 Rhys Davies, 18 Ben Watson, 19 Caleb Salmon, 20 Nathan Hart, 21 Harri Williams, 22 Josh Phillips, 23 Jack Price.