Anthony Buchanan: Llanelli ready to deal with Wizards test
LLANELLI head of rugby Anthony Buchanan insists his side will be ready to return to Welsh Premiership action this weekend.
Aberavon visit Parc y Scarlets on Saturday (2.30) for league action after two weeks of British & Irish Cup clashes.
Buchanan's men thumped Connacht ten days ago before picking up a losing bonus point at Bedford last weekend.
Now the focus switches back to domestic action when the Wizards visit.
Llanelli have won three and lost the other two of their Welsh Premiership games to date.
"We've tried to keep Tuesday nights focused on the league," said Buchanan.
"This is an important game against Aberavon.
"Like us, they have been fielding players from other sides in the British & Irish Cup, so some of their regular players will get another chance.
"They are a decent team, they have proved that in qualifying for the British & Irish Cup."
Despite representing the Ospreys in cross-border competition, Aberavon's league form has been poor.
They have lost three of their first four Welsh Premiership games and are bottom of the table.
Llanelli head into the game in positive mood despite last Saturday's defeat. They went down 29-24 to Bedford to claim a losing bonus point.
Aaron Warren scored two tries for Llanelli and Darren Harris also crossed.
Josh Lewis converted two of those efforts and also kicked a penalty, while Josh Lewis added the extras to another touchdown.
"We've been there a couple of times and I'm pleased to come away with something," added Buchanan.
"We had a couple of opportunities to score tries, but were stopped short.
"We're top of the group so we're in an okay position, we just need to keep winning our home games and picking up bonus points on the road.
"These first two games have been a big challenge and we've stood up to that challenge, which is very pleasing.
"We were physically outmuscled by Bedford.
"But our back line terrified them every time we got the ball.
"Darren Harris scored an exceptional try. It's not often that a hooker can outpace a winger."