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Anglo-Welsh Cup a fantastic platform to nurture local talent

Fixture Change – Saracens v Newcastle

Whilst the rivalry between Scarlets and Bath Rugby dates back to the 19th century, with the first recorded game between the two teams in 1896, the Anglo-Welsh Cup competition focuses on the development of the next generation of stars as the two sides meet on Friday night.

The Scarlets have long used the Anglo-Welsh Cup as a platform to continue the development of the region’s up-and-coming young local talent and this season promises to be no different.

Click here for the latest Anglo-Welsh Cup tables and an explanation of the format of the tournament

Two of the current crop making a name for themselves in the GUINNESS PRO12, hooker Ryan Elias and flanker Will Boyde, got their regional careers underway in the cross border competition.

Elias and Boyde, who were named Guinness Man of the Match after stellar performances against Cardiff Blues and Glasgow Warriors respectively, are just two examples of the Anglo-Welsh Cup’s success in unearthing raw talent.

Both Elias and Boyde developed to their current standings from grassroots showing that the region’s development pathway and partnership work with feeder clubs Carmarthen Quins, Llandovery and Llanelli continues to flourish.

Elias, 21, began his rugby career with Carmarthen Athletic under 8s before going on to win the Welsh Cup with their Youth. A call-up to Scarlets’ age grade sides followed before he went on to make his first senior appearance for Carmarthen Quins. His first senior Scarlets appearance came just three years ago (17th November 2013), against one of this season’s oppositions in both Anglo-Welsh Cup and European Rugby Champions Cup – Saracens!

After three appearances from the bench in the Guinness PRO12 at the tail end of 2014 Boyde, 21, was given his first opportunity in the starting XV in the Anglo-Welsh Cup against London Irish only last year (31st January 2015). He’s since gone on to make 20 appearances in the regional shirt. Boyde’s rugby career got underway with Narberth under 9s. He linked up with Elias at Carmarthen Athletic Youth and also played his first senior games with Carmarthen Quins.

This Friday will see the new crop of Scarlets in action at the Parc alongside members of the senior squad.

Make sure you’re at the Parc to support the region’s next generation! Tickets are available now from tickets.scarlets.wales or by calling 0871 871 8088.

Adult tickets only £10, juniors (6-16 years old) £1 and all under 5s go free.

Season Ticket Holders will be permitted free entry to Castell Howell South Stand. All seating unreserved.

The second round of the Anglo-Welsh Cup kicks off this weekend. For full details of the tournament and tickets for the Final at the Twickenham Stoop on Sunday 19 March see www.new-heroes.com

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1 Sep 19:45
Gloucester Rugby
v
Exeter Chiefs
Kingsholm
BT Sport logo
1 Sep 19:45
Newcastle Falcons
v
Worcester Warriors
Kingston Park
2 Sep 14:00
Saracens
v
Northampton Saints
Twickenham Stadium
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2 Sep 15:00
Wasps
v
Sale Sharks
Ricoh Arena
2 Sep 16:45
London Irish
v
Harlequins
Twickenham Stadium
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3 Sep 15:00
Leicester Tigers
v
Bath Rugby
Welford Road
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8 Sep 19:45
Sale Sharks
v
Newcastle Falcons
AJ Bell Stadium
BT Sport logo
Saturday 9 Sep 14:00
Bath Rugby
v
Saracens
Recreation Ground
BT Sport logo
9 Sep 15:00
Exeter Chiefs
v
London Irish
Sandy Park
9 Sep 15:00
Harlequins
v
Gloucester Rugby
Twickenham Stoop
9 Sep 16:30
Northampton Saints
v
Leicester Tigers
Franklin's Gardens
BT Sport logo
10 Sep 15:00
Worcester Warriors
v
Wasps
Sixways
BT Sport logo
15 Sep 19:45
Northampton Saints
v
Bath Rugby
Franklin's Gardens
BT Sport logo
15 Sep 19:45
Worcester Warriors
v
Exeter Chiefs
Sixways
15 Sep 20:00
Sale Sharks
v
London Irish
AJ Bell Stadium
16 Sep 15:00
Leicester Tigers
v
Gloucester Rugby
Welford Road
BT Sport logo
16 Sep 21:30
Newcastle Falcons
v
Saracens
Talen Energy Stadium
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17 Sep 15:00
Wasps
v
Harlequins
Ricoh Arena
BT Sport logo
22 Sep 19:45
Gloucester Rugby
v
Worcester Warriors
Kingsholm
BT Sport logo
Saturday 23 Sep 15:00
Bath Rugby
v
Newcastle Falcons
Recreation Ground
23 Sep 15:00
Harlequins
v
Leicester Tigers
Twickenham Stoop
BT Sport logo
23 Sep 15:00
Saracens
v
Sale Sharks
Allianz Park
24 Sep 15:00
Exeter Chiefs
v
Wasps
Sandy Park
BT Sport logo
24 Sep 15:00
London Irish
v
Northampton Saints
Madejski Stadium
29 Sep 19:45
Newcastle Falcons
v
London Irish
Kingston Park
BT Sport logo
29 Sep 19:45
Worcester Warriors
v
Saracens
Sixways
29 Sep 20:00
Sale Sharks
v
Gloucester Rugby
AJ Bell Stadium
30 Sep 15:00
Leicester Tigers
v
Exeter Chiefs
Welford Road
BT Sport logo
30 Sep 15:00
Northampton Saints
v
Harlequins
Franklin's Gardens
1 Oct 15:00
Wasps
v
Bath Rugby
Ricoh Arena
BT Sport logo
6 Oct 19:45
Harlequins
v
Sale Sharks
Twickenham Stoop
BT Sport logo
Saturday 7 Oct 15:00
Bath Rugby
v
Worcester Warriors
Recreation Ground
7 Oct 15:00
Exeter Chiefs
v
Newcastle Falcons
Sandy Park
7 Oct 15:00
Gloucester Rugby
v
Northampton Saints
Kingsholm
7 Oct 15:00
London Irish
v
Leicester Tigers
Madejski Stadium
BT Sport logo
8 Oct 15:00
Saracens
v
Wasps
Allianz Park
BT Sport logo
27 Oct 19:45
Sale Sharks
v
Exeter Chiefs
AJ Bell Stadium
BT Sport logo
28 Oct 15:00
Harlequins
v
Worcester Warriors
Twickenham Stoop
28 Oct 15:00
Northampton Saints
v
Wasps
Franklin's Gardens
BT Sport logo
28 Oct 15:00
Saracens
v
London Irish
Allianz Park
Sunday 29 Oct 15:00
Bath Rugby
v
Gloucester Rugby
Recreation Ground
BT Sport logo
29 Oct 15:00
Newcastle Falcons
v
Leicester Tigers
Kingston Park
17 Nov 19:45
Gloucester Rugby
v
Saracens
Kingsholm
BT Sport logo
18 Nov 15:00
Leicester Tigers
v
Sale Sharks
Welford Road
18 Nov 15:00
Worcester Warriors
v
Northampton Saints
Sixways
18 Nov 16:30
Wasps
v
Newcastle Falcons
Ricoh Arena
19 Nov 15:00
Exeter Chiefs
v
Harlequins
Sandy Park
BT Sport logo
19 Nov 15:00
London Irish
v
Bath Rugby
Madejski Stadium
24 Nov 19:45
Leicester Tigers
v
Worcester Warriors
Welford Road
BT Sport logo
24 Nov 19:45
Newcastle Falcons
v
Gloucester Rugby
Kingston Park
24 Nov 20:00
Sale Sharks
v
Northampton Saints
AJ Bell Stadium
Saturday 25 Nov 12:15
Bath Rugby
v
Harlequins
Recreation Ground
26 Nov 15:00
London Irish
v
Wasps
Madejski Stadium
26 Nov 15:00
Saracens
v
Exeter Chiefs
Allianz Park
BT Sport logo
1 Dec 19:45
Northampton Saints
v
Newcastle Falcons
Franklin's Gardens
BT Sport logo
1 Dec 19:45
Worcester Warriors
v
Sale Sharks
Sixways
2 Dec 14:00
Exeter Chiefs
v
Bath Rugby
Sandy Park
BT Sport logo
2 Dec 15:00
Gloucester Rugby
v
London Irish
Kingsholm
2 Dec 16:30
Wasps
v
Leicester Tigers
Ricoh Arena
BT Sport logo
3 Dec 15:00
Harlequins
v
Saracens
Twickenham Stoop
BT Sport logo
22/23/24 Dec
Leicester Tigers
v
Saracens
Welford Road
22/23/24 Dec
Newcastle Falcons
v
Harlequins
Kingston Park
22/23/24 Dec
Northampton Saints
v
Exeter Chiefs
Franklin's Gardens
22/23/24 Dec
Sale Sharks
v
Bath Rugby
AJ Bell Stadium
22/23/24 Dec
Wasps
v
Gloucester Rugby
Ricoh Arena
22/23/24 Dec
Worcester Warriors
v
London Irish
Sixways
29/30/31 Dec
Bath Rugby
v
Wasps
Recreation Ground
29/30/31 Dec
Exeter Chiefs
v
Leicester Tigers
Sandy Park
29/30/31 Dec
Gloucester Rugby
v
Sale Sharks
Kingsholm
29/30/31 Dec
Harlequins
v
Northampton Saints
Twickenham Stadium
29/30/31 Dec
London Irish
v
Newcastle Falcons
Madejski Stadium
29/30/31 Dec
Saracens
v
Worcester Warriors
Allianz Park
05/06/07 Jan
Leicester Tigers
v
London Irish
Welford Road
05/06/07 Jan
Newcastle Falcons
v
Exeter Chiefs
Kingston Park
05/06/07 Jan
Northampton Saints
v
Gloucester Rugby
Franklin's Gardens
05/06/07 Jan
Sale Sharks
v
Harlequins
AJ Bell Stadium
05/06/07 Jan
Wasps
v
Saracens
Ricoh Arena
05/06/07 Jan
Worcester Warriors
v
Bath Rugby
Sixways
09/10/11 Feb
Bath Rugby
v
Northampton Saints
Recreation Ground
09/10/11 Feb
Exeter Chiefs
v
Worcester Warriors
Sandy Park
09/10/11 Feb
Gloucester Rugby
v
Leicester Tigers
Kingsholm
09/10/11 Feb
Harlequins
v
Wasps
Twickenham Stoop
09/10/11 Feb
London Irish
v
Sale Sharks
Madejski Stadium
09/10/11 Feb
Saracens
v
Newcastle Falcons
Allianz Park
16/17/18 Feb
Leicester Tigers
v
Harlequins
Welford Road
16/17/18 Feb
Newcastle Falcons
v
Bath Rugby
Kingston Park
16/17/18 Feb
Northampton Saints
v
London Irish
Franklin's Gardens
16/17/18 Feb
Sale Sharks
v
Saracens
AJ Bell Stadium
16/17/18 Feb
Wasps
v
Exeter Chiefs
Ricoh Arena
16/17/18 Feb
Worcester Warriors
v
Gloucester Rugby
Sixways
23/24/25 Feb
Bath Rugby
v
Sale Sharks
Recreation Ground
23/24/25 Feb
Exeter Chiefs
v
Northampton Saints
Sandy Park
23/24/25 Feb
Gloucester Rugby
v
Wasps
Kingsholm
23/24/25 Feb
Harlequins
v
Newcastle Falcons
Twickenham Stoop
23/24/25 Feb
London Irish
v
Worcester Warriors
Madejski Stadium
23/24/25 Feb
Saracens
v
Leicester Tigers
Allianz Park
02/03/04 Mar
Exeter Chiefs
v
Saracens
Sandy Park
02/03/04 Mar
Gloucester Rugby
v
Newcastle Falcons
Kingsholm
02/03/04 Mar
Harlequins
v
Bath Rugby
Twickenham Stoop
02/03/04 Mar
Northampton Saints
v
Sale Sharks
Franklin's Gardens
02/03/04 Mar
Wasps
v
London Irish
Ricoh Arena
02/03/04 Mar
Worcester Warriors
v
Leicester Tigers
Sixways
23/24/25 Mar
Bath Rugby
v
Exeter Chiefs
Recreation Ground
23/24/25 Mar
Leicester Tigers
v
Wasps
Welford Road
23/24/25 Mar
London Irish
v
Gloucester Rugby
Madejski Stadium
23/24/25 Mar
Newcastle Falcons
v
Northampton Saints
Kingston Park
23/24/25 Mar
Sale Sharks
v
Worcester Warriors
AJ Bell Stadium
24 Mar
Saracens
v
Harlequins
London (Olympic) Stadium
06/07/08 Apr
Bath Rugby
v
Leicester Tigers
Recreation Ground
06/07/08 Apr
Exeter Chiefs
v
Gloucester Rugby
Sandy Park
06/07/08 Apr
Harlequins
v
London Irish
Twickenham Stoop
06/07/08 Apr
Northampton Saints
v
Saracens
Franklin's Gardens
06/07/08 Apr
Sale Sharks
v
Wasps
AJ Bell Stadium
06/07/08 Apr
Worcester Warriors
v
Newcastle Falcons
Sixways
13/14/15 Apr
Gloucester Rugby
v
Harlequins
Kingsholm
13/14/15 Apr
Leicester Tigers
v
Northampton Saints
Welford Road
13/14/15 Apr
London Irish
v
Exeter Chiefs
Madejski Stadium
13/14/15 Apr
Newcastle Falcons
v
Sale Sharks
Kingston Park
13/14/15 Apr
Saracens
v
Bath Rugby
Allianz Park
13/14/15 Apr
Wasps
v
Worcester Warriors
Ricoh Arena
27/28/29 Apr
Exeter Chiefs
v
Sale Sharks
Sandy Park
27/28/29 Apr
Gloucester Rugby
v
Bath Rugby
Kingsholm
27/28/29 Apr
Leicester Tigers
v
Newcastle Falcons
Welford Road
27/28/29 Apr
London Irish
v
Saracens
Madejski Stadium
27/28/29 Apr
Wasps
v
Northampton Saints
Ricoh Arena
27/28/29 Apr
Worcester Warriors
v
Harlequins
Sixways
5 May
Bath Rugby
v
London Irish
Recreation Ground
5 May
Harlequins
v
Exeter Chiefs
Twickenham Stoop
5 May
Newcastle Falcons
v
Wasps
Kingston Park
5 May
Northampton Saints
v
Worcester Warriors
Franklin's Gardens
5 May
Sale Sharks
v
Leicester Tigers
AJ Bell Stadium
5 May
Saracens
v
Gloucester Rugby
Allianz Park

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