Llanelli to welcome RGC to the Parc

Parc y Scarlets is set to host its second game in as many days after a lengthy rugby-less period, due to Covid-related postponements.

Following on from Scarlets’ URC victory over Ospreys on New Year’s Day Llanelli will welcome RGC to the Parc on Monday 3rd January for the first Indigo Group premiership clash of the year.

The Premiership campaign opener wasn’t without its troubles for Llanelli, with the first round game against Cardiff RFC postponed due to regional call-ups in the city’s team.

The league season got underway for Llanelli with a West Wales derby, against Carmarthen Quins, at Carmarthen Park before Christmas.

A promising first half display from Llanelli boosted the side’s confidence but it was Quins who came back fighting in the second half to take the spoils.

Home advantage should play in Llanelli’s favour tomorrow, Monday 3rd January, as we welcome RGC. Despite playing the game behind closed doors, due to Welsh Government’s Covid regulations, the game will be broadcast live on S4C as well as on their online platforms.

Llanelli team to face RGC at Parc y Scarlets, Monday 3rd Jan, kick-off 5.45pm;

15 Tomi Lewis, 14 Ryan Davies, 13 Iwan Evans, 12 Jonny Lewis (c), 11 Amir Jiwa-Walji, 10 Llew Smith, 9 Ifan Beynon-Thomas, 1 Dylan Lawley, 2 Llew Phillips-Taylor, 3 Ben Leung, 4 Chris Long, 5 Sam Martin, 6 Ellis Thomas, 7 Jacob Lewis, 8 Ryan Jenkins

Replacements; 16 Morgan MacRae, 17 Thomas Zoogah, 18 Rhys Davies, 19 Jack Soloman, 20 Caine Rees-Jones, 21 Gruffydd Williams, 22 Tristan James, 23 Harrison Button

Live coverage, with Welsh and English commentary, will be available on S4C from 5.30pm, with kick-off at 5.45pm.

A minute silence will be held before kick-off in memory of David Jenkins, more affectionately known to all as Dai Chips.

Llanelli will be sporting their brand-new kit, which will be worn for the remainder of the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons, as the club celebrates 150 years of rugby in the town.

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