Scarlets have announced the squad that will travel to South Africa today, Wednesday, in preparation to take on Southern Kings and Cheetahs in rounds 9 and 10 of the Guinness PRO14.
Scarlets are without 15 senior players who are on international duty, which sees a number of young Scarlets, and a few more familiar faces, getting an opportunity to show their ability during the Autumn Series.
Scarlets have called on the expertise of former Scarlet Mike Phillips to cover the scrum half berth following an injury, and subsequent surgery, to former Wales U20s scrum half Declan Smith and both Aled and Gareth Davies in Wales camp.
Commenting on the call-up head coach Wayne Pivac said; “It’s just been one of those things! We only have one of our four contracted scrumhalves available through injury and international call-ups. We looked at the nines available to us within the region, and Welsh qualified players in the Championship, but they were unable to travel due to work commitments and club commitments.
“We are delighted that Mike has been able to answer the call and will be joining us in South Africa. He has a wealth of experience, is a proud former Scarlet and will be a great addition to our travelling squad.”
Squad travelling to South Africa:
Forwards: Tadhg Beirne, Will Boyde, David Bulbring, Jack Condy, Steven Cummins, James Davies, Taylor Davies, Dylan Evans, Ryan Elias, Rhys Fawcett, Simon Gardiner, Dafydd Hughes, Werner Kruger, Josh Macleod, Tom Phillips, Tom Price, Lewis Rawlins
Backs: Paul Asquith, Jonathan Evans, Ioan Hughes, Steff Hughes, Dan Jones, Johnny Mcnicholl, Ioan Nicholas, Mike Phillips, Tom Prydie, Morgan Williams
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