After a successful victory at Cyncoed Campus against Cardiff Blues A, the Scarlets A team are ready to begin their journey through this years newly launched Celtic Cup.
Their first competitive game of the cup will take place at Brewery Field, Bridgend against Ospreys A, this Friday, 7th of September, KO: 19:00
Marc Jones will be making his Scarlets debut tomorrow evening after joining the region from Sale Sharks.
Winger Steff Evans will bring an exciting and experienced edge to the Scarlets A side as he takes his place in the starting Celtic XV.
This first game will be a great start for both Scarlets and Ospreys to kick off the Celtic Cup as both old rivals battle it out with some familiar faces but also as we bring the next generation to the pitch with some Scarlets Academy players.
Looking ahead to the first competitive clash of the newly formed Celtic Cup, Head Coach Richard Kelly said; “We’re looking forward to the opening game of the competition after a positive hit-out in the friendly against Cardiff Blues a few weeks ago.
“We want to see improvements from that game; the regular training and time spent together as a group will hopefully mean that we continue to see an improvement week on week.”
“Dan (Davis) and Ioan (Nicholas) played well against the Blues and were rewarded the following week with selection to the senior squad. This competition is a fantastic platform for individuals to show what they can do, step up to the next level and put their hands up for regional call-ups.”
“From a coaching perspective we’ll also be looking to the younger group, making their first step up from the age grade and academy, to continue to improve. Having experienced players like Tom Price, Marc Jones and Steff Evans within the group is really important in terms of the overall group’s development and leadership.”
Scarlets A side to take on Ospreys A, Brewery Field, Bridgend, Friday 7th September, KO 19:00;
15 Morgan Williams, 14 Tomi Lewis, 13 Corey Baldwin, 12 Osian Knott, 11 Steff Evans, 10 Ethan Davies, 9 Kieran Hardy, 1 Rhys Fawcett, 2 Marc Jones, 3 Javan Sebastian, 4 Josh Helps ©, 5 Tom Price, 6 Tom Phillips, 7 Shaun Evans, 8 Joe Miles
Replacements; 16 Taylor Davies, 17 Jamie Hughes, 18 Kemsley Mathias, 19 Morgan Jones, 20 Lewis Ellis-Jones, 21 Declan Smith, 22 Ryan Conbeer, 23 Tom Rogers