The Scarlets has announced their squad to compete in the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series Final at Twickenham Stoop on Friday 28th August, kick-off 6pm.
Carmarthen Quins, and former Wales 7s, winger Iolo Evans has been named captain with scrum half Connor Lloyd, who captained the squad at the Welsh leg of the series, unavailable for the final of the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series Final due to Scarlets commitments at Llandovery on Saturday.
Lloyd is amongst six changes to the squad that secured qualification at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park a fortnight ago.
Llandovery RFC players Matthew Jacobs, Rhodri Jones and Aaron Evans have been called upon as well as Llanelli RFC scrum half Justin James, Glamorgan Wanderers’ Jake Conway as well as Scarlets’ Matthew Owen.
London born and bred Owen was a standout rugby league player who signed for London Broncos aged 15 and captained Wales Rugby League. In August 2014 Owen moved to Wales having received a scholarship to study at Llandovery College. Owen represented Scarlets Under 18s whilst also playing for Llandovery College in the WRU Colleges league, was inducted into the Scarlets Academy before being handed a regional development contract for 2015-16.
Scarlets 7s coach Dai Flanagan said: “Firstly I’d like to thank the clubs who have made players available for Friday’s series final. It is a fantastic opportunity for the young players to get experience and play to a big crowd.
“It is also a great opportunity for them to pull on the regional shirt and represent the Scarlets on a national stage.
“We’re very much looking forward to the series final and will be looking to be as competitive as we can in what is expected to be a thrilling final.”
Scarlets 7s squad
1. Jake Conway
2. Matthew Owen
3. Jacob Unwin
4. Justin James
5. Aaron Evans
6. Shaun Pearce
7. Aaron Warren
8. Iolo Eans [capt.]
9. Lee Rees
10. Matthew Jacobs
11. Chris Banfield
12. Rhodri Jones
Tickets for the Premiership Rugby Singha 7s are available from tickets.quins.co.uk and are as little as £10 for adults and £5 for children! Get you tickets half-price here: http://bit.ly/1hvtNOp and using the discount code: Scarlets50%. It would be a fantastic way to kick off the Bank Holiday weekend and an opportunity for the Scarlets to win the first silverware of the season. During the group stages, over 160 tries were scored so the finals are set to be an action packed day of fast paced rugby!
Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Finals Fixtures:
Game 1 – 6:00pm: Newport Gwent Dragons 7s v Sale Sharks 7s
Game 2 – 6:25pm: Gloucester 7s v Harlequins 7s
Game 3 – 6:50pm: Wasps 7s v Exeter Chiefs 7s
Game 4 – Newcastle Falcons 7s v Scarlets 7s
Game 5 – 7:40pm: Loser Game 1 v Loser Game 2
Game 7 – 8:30pm: Loser Game 3 v Loser Game 4
Game 6 – 8:05pm: Winner Game 1 v Winner Game 2
Game 8 – 8:55pm: Winner Game 3 v Winner Game 4
9:20pm: Winner Game 5 v Winner Game 7
9:45pm: Winner Game 6 v Winner Game 8