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Scarlets have lost a total of 19 players

Wayne Pivac

After what has been a disappointing opener to the Heineken Champions Cup action, with defeats to both Racing 92 and Leicester Tigers, the Scarlets focus must now return to Guinness PRO14 action and keeping hold of the second place position in Conference B.

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Head Coach Wayne Pivac has named a 26-man squad for the South African adventure but he’ll have to do without a total of 19 players.

Twelve players have linked up with Wales in readiness for the Autumn Series with a further seven unavailable.

Lewis Rawlins, James Davies, Jonathan Evans, Aaron Shingler, Tom Prydie and Angus O’Brien are unavailable through injury whilst Kieron Fonotia is suspended until Sunday.

Looking ahead to Friday night clash against Southern Kings head coach Wayne Pivac said; “It’s going to be a good challenge for the boys that are with us and we wish the international boys well and now we return our focus to PRO14.

“We know that we’re going to have to play well and play with a little bit more possession and territory to make it easier on ourselves.”

Scarlets squad flying to South Africa;

Forwards:

Phil Price, Dylan Evans, Werner Kruger, Simon Gardiner, Taylor Davies, Marc Jones, Daf Hughes, David Bulbring, Tom Price, Josh Helps, Steve Cummins, Blade Thomson, Josh Macleod, Will Boyde, Uzair Cassiem, Ed Kennedy

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Backs:

Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, Kieran Hardy, Declan Smith, Dan Jones, Steff Hughes, Paul Asquith, Ioan Nicholas, Morgan Williams, Johnny McNicholl, Clayton Blommetjies

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