Fixtures - Top Bar

More young players given opportunity to shine in Anglo-Welsh Cup clash

Aled Davies

Scarlets will take on Newport Gwent Dragons in their second Anglo-Welsh Cup outing on Friday evening, 18th November, looking to continue with their winning momentum after securing an emphatic 44-21 victory over Bath Rugby last weekend.

Scarlets handed opportunities to a number of young players last week with three of the region’s young talent in Ryan Conbeer, Nicky Thomas and Jack Maynard making their debuts whilst Taylor Davies, Declan Smith and Billy McBryde made their first competitive appearances in the famous Scarlets jersey.

Scarlets’ Anglo-Welsh Cup head coach Ioan Cunningham has continued in the same vein with this week’s selection.

18-year-old back Corey Baldwin, formerly of Llandeilo RFC and Llandovery College, comes in to the starting line-up for his fellow Scarlets Academy member Ryan Conbeer.

Baldwin is the only change by Cunningham to the backline with centre Gareth Owen taking the reins as Scarlets captain for the first time.

Hooker Dafydd Hughes, 20, and prop Nicky Thomas, 22, have been named in the front row alongside Dylan Evans looking to make their first competitive debuts for the region. The coaches have opted for consistency in the second and back row.

Looking ahead to the Anglo-Welsh Cup clash against the Dragons Cunningham said; “The Dragons are a quality side, especially at home. Rodney Parade is a tough place to go, for us as Scarlets we don’t play there anymore as we tend to meet them in Judgement Day. For this young group it’s going to be a great experience going to Rodney Parade and playing in a great environment.

“We’ve got to concentrate on our performance and what we want to take in to the game. I’m sure the Dragons, doesn’t matter who they pick, will be a tough challenge and a strong side, especially at home.

“That’s what we’re focussing on – our performance, players backing up that performance last week and trying to continue that winning momentum especially as we head back into the Guinness PRO12 next week.”

Scarlets team to take on Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade, Friday 18th November, kick-off 7.30pm;

15 Tom Williams, 14 Richard Smith, 13 Ioan Nicholas, 12 Gareth Owen ©, 11 Corey Baldwin, 10 Dan Jones, 9 Aled Davies, 1 Dylan Evans, 2 Dafydd Hughes, 3 Nicky Thomas, 4 Tadhg Beirne, 5 Rynier Bernardo, 6 Jack Condy, 7 Joshua Macleod, 8 Morgan Allen

Replacements: Taylor Davies, Luke Garret, Simon Gardiner, Ben Thompson, Tom Phillips, Declan Smith, Jack Maynard, Billy McBryde

Latest News

Bristol Rugby skipper David Lemi returns for Pau clash

David Lemi returns as skipper when Bristol Rugby face Pau in the European Challenge Cup on Sunday (3pm KO). Only…

Generated by  IJG JPEG Library

Will Spencer and Connor Braid set for Worcester Warriors debuts

Worcester Warriors duo Will Spencer and Connor Braid will make their club debuts this Saturday when they take on Newport…

carlhogg1111sb1617

Exeter Chiefs side to face Bordeaux Begles

Nothing less than victory will suffice for Rob Baxter and his Exeter Chiefs side ahead of Sunday’s European Champions Cup…

Jack Nowell in last season's Aviva Premiership Rugby final

Kurtley Beale named in Wasps team to face Connacht Rugby this Sunday at the Ricoh Arena

Kurtley Beale named in Wasps team to face Connacht Rugby this Sunday at the Ricoh Arena Wallaby signing Kurtley Beale…

Kurtley Beale will make his Wasps debut in the Champions Cup

England quartet return for Saracens European clash with Sale Sharks

Saracens have named their side to face Sale Sharks in Saturday’s round three of the European Rugby Champions Cup clash…

Generated by  IJG JPEG Library

Harlequins team to play Timisoara Saracens

Harlequins has announced the squad to play Timisoara Saracens in Round 3 of the European Rugby Challenge Cup at the…

Generated by  IJG JPEG Library

Leicester Tigers team news for European Champions Cup trip to Ireland

Manu Tuilagi and Ben Youngs return to the Leicester Tigers line-up for Saturday's European Champions Cup trip to face Munster…

Generated by  IJG JPEG Library

Sale Sharks name side to face Saracens in European Rugby Champions Cup

Sale Sharks have named their side to take on Saracens in the European Rugby Champions Cup on Saturday (kick off…

Generated by  IJG JPEG Library

Ewels and Stooke back for Bath Rugby

Charlie Ewels and Elliott Stooke both return to the Bath Rugby starting line-up tomorrow when they face Cardiff Blues in…

Generated by  IJG JPEG Library

Fisher hails ‘outstanding’ Gloucester Rugby after La Rochelle win

Gloucester Rugby ran in four tries as they romped to an impressive European Rugby Challenge Cup win over La Rochelle,…

Generated by  IJG JPEG Library

Shervington re-joins Wasps on short-term contract

Edd Shervington has signed a three-month contract with the club to provide cover at hooker, following injuries to Tom Cruse…

Edd Shervington

Dean Hammond – We’ll play a positive brand of rugby

Winger Dean Hammond insists Worcester Warriors will play a positive brand of rugby as they prepare for Saturday's European Challenge…

Generated by  IJG JPEG Library

Premiership Rugby clubs in Europe live on TV

Aviva Premiership Rugby’s finest return to European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup action this weekend looking to build on…

tvrelease1111

Josh Beaumont backs Sale Sharks’ new boys to shine

Marquee summer signings AJ MacGinty and Josh Charnley are primed and ready to make their presence felt in the second…

Generated by  IJG JPEG Library

Match officials for this weekend’s European fixtures

Northampton Saints will face Leinster in a rematch of the memorable 2011 final as the European Rugby Champions Cup returns…

629845781DM00026_Saracens_v

Sam Egerton ready for fierce Lyon challenge

Scrum-half Sam Egerton believes Newcastle Falcons can push on and meet ‘fire with fire’ against Lyon in the European Rugby…

Sam Egerton making a break against Ospreys in the Challenge Cup

Geoff Parling: Chiefs can draw European inspiration from last season’s heroics

Following two defeats from two, qualification for the European knock-out stages may look like mission improbable – but if there’s…

666709985_ht_1936_5ffe036790f2651d04cf02d772136916.jpg

Aaron Morris desperate for Quins to sort out away form

Aaron Morris is proud of Harlequins’ record at the Stoop but the full-back has warned his teammates the season will…

Generated by  IJG JPEG Library

Fenton-Wells confident Lam will make impact at Bristol Rugby

Bristol Rugby flanker Nick Fenton-Wells is confident the club have acquired a top coach in Pat Lam but won’t let…

Generated by  IJG JPEG Library