Scarlets team news for Pro 14 fixture against Connacht

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Lewis Sharpe March 21, 2021
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Scarlets will face Irish side Connacht in the Guinness Pro 14 at Parc y Scarlets at 20.00 on Monday night.

Currently sat in third place of Conference B, a win would mean Scarlets edge closer to securing a place in next season’s Heineken Championship Cup.

Fly-half Rhys Patchell was supposed to return to action after injury, however, the 17-capped Welshman picked up a hamstring injury in training on Saturday.

Tom Rogers returns to action following a knee injury, as he receives the nod to start at full-back.

Second-row forward Lewis Rawlins will start for the first time since sustaining a neck injury in October.

Ken Owens, Wyn Jones, Jake Ball, Gareth Davies, Jonathan Davies, Liam Williams and Leigh Halfpenny are all unavailable as they’re on international duty.

Scarlets head coach Glenn Delaney claimed, “We have put ourselves in a decent position in terms of Champions Cup qualification, we know it is in our control. The win over Edinburgh a few weeks ago was how we are looking to play the game and hopefully we can produce a similar performance that is good enough to give us the result we want.”

This is how Scarlets will line-up:

Fowards

1 Steffan Thomas, 2 Marc Jones, 3 Pieter Scholtz, 4 Lewis Rawlins, 5 Sam Lousi, 6 Aaron Shingler, 7 Jac Morgan, 8 Sione Kalamafoni.

Backs

15 Tom Rogers; 14 Tom Prydie, 13 Tyler Morgan, 12 Steff Hughes (capt), 11 Steff Evans; 10 Dan Jones, 9 Dane Blacker.

Replacements

16 Ryan Elias, 17 Kemsley Mathias, 18 Javan Sebastian, 19 Tevita Ratuva, 20 Uzair Cassiem, 21 Will Homer, 22 Angus O’Brien, 23 Johnny Williams.