Scarlets raring to go for West Wales derby

Guinness PRO14 Rugby Editor
22 December 2017

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Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac has named his side to take on the Ospreys at Parc y Scarlets on Boxing Day.

Hadleigh Parkes

Four changes have been made to the side that secured a bonus point victory over Benetton Rugby in the European Rugby Champions Cup last weekend. Hadleigh Parkes comes back in to the starting line-up to partner Scott Williams with Paul Asquith moving to the replacements bench.

Tadhg Beirne moves from the backrow to the second row making way for Aaron Shingler’s return following a foot injury.

Speaking ahead of the game Pivac said; “Regardless of how the Ospreys are playing up until this particular match we’ve got nothing but respect for them because of the quality that they’ve got in their squad.

“They work very hard, they’re a very proud club and they’ve got the history to back that up. We’re preparing for a strong Ospreys opposition regardless of the side they put out. We know that they’re a formidable side when they bring their ‘A’ game.

“It will be a big day, we know that, and they’ve hit a bit of form in recent weeks.”

Scarlets team to take on Ospreys at Parc y Scarlets, Tuesday 26th December kick-off 5.35pm;

15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Johnny Mcnicholl, 13 Scott Williams, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Steff Evans, 10 Dan Jones, 9 Gareth Davies, 1 Rob Evans, 2 Ken Owens ©, 3 Werner Kruger, 4 Tadhg Beirne, 5 David Bulbring, 6 Aaron Shingler, 7 James Davies, 8 John Barclay

Replacements; Ryan Elias, Wyn Jones, Simon Gardiner, Steven Cummins, Josh Macleod, Aled Davies, Rhys Patchell, Paul Asquith

A limited number of tickets are still available for the game on Boxing Day. Please buy online at eticketing.co.uk/scarletsrugby or call the ticket office on 01554 29 29 39.

The ticket office will be open until 5pm today and 9am-12pm on Saturday 23rd December. We will be open from 9am on Boxing Day.

Make sure you’re in the pack at the Parc for the biggest game in the regional calendar!

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