Team announcement v Swansea

Llanelli will take on Swansea on Saturday with both sides looking for their first victory of the Indigo Premiership Cup campaign.

Head Coach Paul Fisher has made five changes to the starting XV that faced Llandovery, at Church Bank, last weekend.

Jonny Lewis (centre) and Luke Davies (scrum half) come in to the backline with Morgan MacRae (hooker), Nathan Hart (flanker) and Ryan Jenkins (number 8) bolstering the pack.

Fisher is confident that his side is heading in the right direction, despite the opening three defeats of the campaign.

Looking back at last weekend’s Scarlets derby against Llandovery he said; “Defensively we didn’t set the tone in the opening 20 minutes. We allowed Llandovery far too much time and space on the ball and unfortunately ended up paying for it.

“We got back into the game at one stage but it’s fair to say that Llandovery were better than us on the day.”

He went on to say; “We realise that we’ve played three lost three, and Bridgend was probably the one we let get away, but we’re improving weekly and I feel that it’s only a matter of time before it clicks.

“It’s a young group, with a sprinkling of experience, and the boys are buoyant and training well. It’s just a case of delivering a complete performance on a Saturday.”

Llanelli team to face Swansea, at St Helen’s on Saturday 9th October;

15 Eray Wilson, 14 Amir Jiwa Walji, 13 Joe Roberts, 12 Jonny Lewis, 11 Harrison Button, 10 Ioan Hughes (c), 9 Luke Davies, 1 Sam O’Connor, 2 Morgan MacRae, 3 Alex Jeffries, 4 Ashleigh Hyndman, 5 Ed Couzens, 6 Ellis Thomas, 7 Nathan Hart, 8 Ryan Jenkins

Replacements; 16 Rhys Cherry, 17 Dylan Lawley, 18 Lewis Davies, 19 Elis Hopkins, 20 Caine Rees Jones, 21 Archie Hughes, 22 Josh Phillips, 23 Ryan Davies

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