Fixtures - Top Bar

Singha Premiership Rugby 7s: Scarlets Squad announcement

AWarren-Scarlets-1907

Scarlets have named their squad for this Friday’s Welsh leg of the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s tournament at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.

Dai Flanagan has named Scarlets’ squad for the opening leg of the 2016 competition with Carmarthen Quins’ Iolo Evans captaining the regional side once again this year.

Seven players (Jake Conway, Matthew Owen, Aron Evans, Shaun Pearce, Aaron Warren, Iolo Evans and Rhodri Jones) who featured in last year’s series final at the Twickenham Stoop will return for the Welsh regional opener.

Scarlets 7s coach Dai Flanagan said: "As a region we’re very much looking forward to evening. We had a successful run in this competition last year and it set a feel good factor within the region. We won the first six games and the confidence spread through the group and hopefully we can repeat that this year.

"The Welsh leg of the competition is a little bit earlier this year but it’s a good way of blowing the cobwebs away in pre-season."

With 7s very much at the forefront of people’s minds with its inclusion in the Olympic Games for the first time Flanagan believes the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s event offers people an insight into the fast-paced game ahead of the global competition.  

"I think the Singha 7s will be watched more this year than it’s ever been watched in the past with the interest surrounding 7s and the Olympics at the moment. It’s an exciting competition for these young players to be a part of. You just have to look at the track record of Welsh players who have played sevens and gone on to represent their country. It’s a good opportunity for these boys and they’ll be much better players for the experience."

Scarlets squad:

1. Iolo Evans (Carmarthen Quins)
2. Matthew Owen (Scarlets)
3. Jake Conway (unattached)
4. Shaun Pearce (Llandovery)
5. Rhodri Davies (Llandovery)
6. Ashley Evans (Llanelli)
7. Aron Evans (Llandovery)
8. Dion Jones (Llanelli)
9. Rhodri Jones (Llandovery)
10. Nathan Edwards (Llanelli)
11. Scott Gibson (Llandovery)
12. Aaron Warren (Llandovery)

Tickets are priced at £5 for concessions and £10 for adults. All regional season ticket holders for the 2016-17 are permitted to free entry on the basis of pre-booking with the relevant ticket office.
 

Latest News

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

Freddie Burns ecstatic to have stepped up after Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month award

Freddie Burns’ impressive displays have seen him named Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for November and the Leicester…

Generated by  IJG JPEG Library

Gloucester Rugby confirm new deal for scrum-half Callum Braley

Ahead of this evening's fixture with La Rochelle, Gloucester Rugby are pleased to confirm the next re-signing for the 2017/18…

Callum Braley

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

Freddie Burns named Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for November 2016

Leicester Tigers’ outside-half Freddie Burns has “got his strut back” and this has led to him being named Aviva Premiership…

fburns-potm-0812

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

Worcester Warriors ‘unlucky’ in defeat to Wasps, says Ryan Bower

Worcester Warriors prop Ryan Bower admits it was important for his side to put in a performance against Wasps after their humbling Aviva Premiership Rugby defeat…

Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images

In-form Henry Purdy desperate to keep improving at Gloucester Rugby

Henry Purdy is refusing to rest on his laurels and has vowed to push on hard, despite praise from all…

Generated by  IJG JPEG Library

Max Clark the centre of attention at Bath Rugby

Back in September – just when Bath Rugby were beginning to count on him in the centres – an ill-timed…

Generated by  IJG JPEG Library

Seven tries success for Exeter Braves over Bath United

Exeter Braves’ Shaun Malton and Levi Davis of Bath United became the first opponents since 2005 to both score hat-tricks…

Generated by  IJG JPEG Library

Worcester Warriors capture Samoa lock Chris Vui

Warriors have completed the signing of versatile Samoa forward Chris Vui till the end of the season. For everything you…

Chris Vui

Wallabies lock Will Skelton joins Saracens

Australian international forward Will Skelton has joined Saracens on a short-term deal. For everything you need to know about Saracens…

Will Skelton

Rowe hails ‘fantastic’ year for Exeter Chiefs

Exeter Rugby Club chairman and chief executive, Tony Rowe OBE, heralded a “fantastic” past year – on and off the…

Exeter Chiefs celebrate

Dan Tuohy joins Bristol Rugby with immediate effect

Dan Tuohy has penned a deal with Bristol Rugby to make the switch to Aviva Premiership Rugby with immediate effect.…

Dan Tuohy

Ally Hogg, Cooper Vuna, Aaron Morris, Lachlan Turner, Bryce Heem and Dan Robson head the Opta Rugby Rankings

Attacks dominated as Newcastle Falcons claimed a dramatic win over Harlequins this weekend in Premiership Rugby but Ally Hogg starred…

allyhogg16sb1111

Premiership Rugby backs Newcastle’s bid for 2018 European Rugby Cup Finals

Premiership Rugby today confirmed its “100% support” for Newcastle’s bid to become host city for European club rugby union's showpiece…

Newcastle Falcons celebrate

Newcastle launches bid for 2018 European Rugby Cup finals

Newcastle is bidding to become the host city for European club rugby union's showpiece weekend in May 2018. The aim…

Newcastle Falcons celebrate

Aviva Premiership Rugby wrap: Round 10

Maro Itoje could not mark his return to a Saracens jersey with a victory – but his director of rugby…

BATH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03:  Maro Itoje of  Saracens is tackled by Max Lahiff of Bath during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath Rugby and Saracens at the Recreation Ground on December 3, 2016 in Bath, England.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)