Llanelli ring the changes for derby with Carmarthen Quins
LLANELLI make seven changes to the side who defeated Neath last weekend for tonight's regional derby with Carmarthen Quins at Parc y Scarlets (7.15).
James Griffiths comes in at centre, Gareth Walters starts on the wing, while Jack Evans begins at scrum-half.
Anthony Buchanan has gone for a new front row, with Rhys Thomas, Craig Hawkins and Ben Leung replacing Shaun Hopkins, Kirby Myhill and Rhodri Jones.
And Dan Thomas joins the back row.
"It's all about having that depth. We've lost a couple of players who are key, but one person's injury is another's opportunity," said Buchanan.
"It's very much a packed programme at the moment, we're playing Saturday, Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday.
"We've got a squad of players and some of them are going to get their turn tonight."
Llanelli recorded a 28-16 triumph at Neath last weekend to maintain their winning start to the season.
They returned to competitive action with a British & Irish Cup preliminary round win against Carmarthen at the start of the month.
Llanelli then went on to beat Llandovery in a regional final to qualify for the group stages of the cross-border competition.
But that victory over the Quins was by just a single point and Steffan Thomas's side fancy their chances this time around after beating Bridgend last Saturday
"As I've said before, we took a lot out of the game we played against Llanelli," said Carmarthen's rugby manager.
"And we continued that on Saturday, scoring six tries away from home and putting in a good performance.
"We'll go to Parc y Scarlets full of confidence.
"Llanelli are coming off the back of good wins over Llandovery and Neath and are building some momentum.
"But from our own point of view we're very pleased with our preparations going into the game, confidence is high."
Llanelli: S. Evans; D. Lewis, J. Griffiths, J. Lewis, G. Walters; J. Lewis, J. Evans; R. Thomas, C. Hawkins, B. Leung, A. Powell (capt), N. White, D. Eager, D. Thomas, C. Price. Reps: S. Hopkins, K. Myhill, G. Havard.
Carmarthen Quins: H. Thomas; C. Banfield, D. Morgan, R. Williams (capt), T. Rees; C. Evans, R. Wells; G. Thomas, G. Robinson, T. Davies, C. Jones, J. Helps, W. Boyde, L. Joseph, E. Lloyd. Reps: S. Phillips, R. Clancy, J. Sebastian, A. Laxton, S. Bennett, H. Rees, R. Thomas, J. Stephenson.