Scarlets name team for Glasgow RaboDirect Pro12 clash
BRITISH Lion Jonathan Davies will skipper the Scarlets against RaboDirect Pro12 leaders Glasgow on Saturday night.
Davies, who led the Scarlets in their win at Edinburgh last week, partners Gareth Maule in midfield.
Jordan Williams, a try scorer in Edinburgh, is on the left wing with Liam Williams at full-back.
Rob McCusker, Davies’s co-captain, is named at No. 8.
Easterby said: “Jon and Rob are working well together and it’s positive to have the ability to change leadership on the field over a long season.
“Jon was excellent throughout in Murrayfield. Rob was able to focus more on his own performance and as a result he had one of the best games I’ve seen for a long time in the No. 8 position.”
Meanwhile, fly-half Duncan Weir returns to the Glasgow starting line-up after almost six months out through injury.
The 22-year-old, who broke his leg against the Ospreys last April, is one of ten changes to the team which beat Zebre in Parma last Friday.
Sean Maitland continues at full-back, Niko Matawalu starts on the right wing in place of Tommy Seymour and former Scarlet Sean Lamont replaces Byron McGuigan on the opposite flank.
Scarlets: L. Williams; N. Reynolds, J. Davies (capt), G. Maule, J. Williams; R. Priestland, R. Williams; P. John, K. Owens, J. Adriaanse, G. Earle, J. Snyman, J. Turnbull, R. McCusker, J. Barclay. Reps: E. Phillips, R. Evans, R. Jones, J. Ball, A. Shingler, A. Davies, S. Shingler, A. Warren.
Glasgow: S. Maitland; N. Matawalu, M. Bennett, A. Dunbar, S. Lamont; D. Weir, C. Cusiter; R. Grant, P. MacArthur, M. Low, T. Swinson, A. Kellock (capt), R. Harley, R. Vernon, C. Fusaro. Reps: F. Brown, J. Yanuyanutawa, J. Welsh, J. Eddie, A. Ashe, S. Wight G. Ascarate, DTH van der Merwe.