Scarlets rest Wales stars North, Davies and Owens for Zebre clash
THE Scarlets will rest Wales stars George North, Jonathan Davies and Ken Owens for Friday night's RaboDirect Pro12 trip to Zebre.
Other members of the Six Nations-winning Welsh squad such as Aaron Shingler, Matthew Rees and Liam Williams will start in Italy, as the fourth-placed Scarlets look to strengthen their hold on a Pro12 play-off spot.
Flanker Josh Turnbull (shoulder), lock Richard Kelly (hand) and scrum-half Tavis Knoyle (wrist) have been ruled out with injury.
Scarlets: Gareth Owen; Liam Williams, Gareth Maule, Adam Warren, Andy Fenby; Owen Williams, Aled Davies; Phil John, Matthew Rees, Deacon Manu, George Earle, Johan Synman, Aaron Shingler, Rob McCusker (capt), Johnathan Edwards.
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Replacements: Emyr Phillips, Rhodri Jones, Jacobie Adriaanse, Jake Ball, Sione Timani, Rhodri Williams, Aled Thomas, Scott Williams.