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PRO14 Preview – Scarlets v Munster

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Now this is a match to look forward to in the opening round of the season when the likes of Scarlets and Munster clash on Saturday.

The Welsh side just missed out on a semi-final spot die the Munster and revenge they normally say is very sweat.

Scarlets have a great talented squad and will want to start with a bang against the quality Irish side in round 1.

With both sides that will be wanting to start with a win we can expect a classic one come Saturday. Scarlets had good form when rugby restarted a few weeks ago and they will want to continue that upward curve.

Away from home Munster have not been great so this could be an early opportunity for the Welsh side.

For the home side Johnathan Davies returns after a long layoff due to a knee injury which is great news for the home fans. His brother James will celebrate his 100th appearance this weekend.

Promising young talent Tom Rogers will make his first PRO14 start in place of the injured McNicholl.

For Munster Mike Haley and Darren Sweetnam are back to make their first PRO14 appearances since February.

We are looking forward to see Scarlets lcok Jake Ball in action and he will surely be key for the home side.

Jan Kleyn is also back from injury and will surely make an impact.

Teams:

Scarlets: Leigh Halfpenny; Tom Rogers, Jonathan Davies, Steff Hughes, Steff Evans; Dan Jones, Gareth Davies; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens (c), Werner Kruger, Jake Ball, Sam Lousi, Blade Thomson, Josh Macleod, Sione Kalamafoni.

Replacements: Ryan Elias, Phil Price, Javan Sebastian, Lewis Rawlins, James Davies, Kieran Hardy, Rhys Patchell, Tyler Morgan.

Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Damian de Allende, Darren Sweetnam; JJ Hanrahan, Craig Casey; James Cronin, Rhys Marshall, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Peter O’Mahony (c), Jack O’Donoghue, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Jeremy Loughman, Stephen Archer, Fineen Wycherley, Gavin Coombes, Neil Cronin, Ben Healy, Rory Scannell.

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