Scotland international duo return for Edinburgh
The Scotland duo are named at No.8 and outside centre respectively as Head Coach Richard Cockerill makes five changes to the side that slipped to defeat against Connacht last weekend.
Henry Pyrgos – who skippers the side – gets the nod at scrum-half, while tighthead prop Murray McCallum make his first start of the season after featuring from the bench six days ago.
George Taylor starts on the wing with Fijian international Eroni Sau unavailable for selection due to the birth of his child.
Elsewhere, new signing Andries Ferreira is named among the replacements with the South African lock set to make his Edinburgh Rugby debut if called upon.
Ahead of the fixture, Head Coach Richard Cockerill, said:
“We were obviously disappointed with last weekend’s result, but we’re moving in the right direction and the squad have continued to work hard this week.
“We’ve got quite a few young guys that are still getting used to this level of rugby, but we’re excited to travel to Wales and take on Scarlets in what is always a tough match-up.
“We’ve got a good record at Parc y Scarlets during my time with the club. We know that we’ll have to play the conditions right and match them from the get-go if we are to come away with a positive result.
Hooker Mike Willemse – twice a try-scorer in last weekend’s defeat to Connacht – packs down alongside prop pairing Pierre Schoeman and McCallum in the front-row, with Scottish locks Andrew Davidson and Lewis Carmichael completing the tight-five.
15. Jack Blain (2)
14. George Taylor (26)
13. Mark Bennett (40)
12. Chris Dean (94)
11. Jamie Farndale (9)
10. Jaco van der Walt (61)
9. Henry Pyrgos (36) CAPTAIN
1. Pierre Schoeman (47)
2. Mike Willemse (24)
3. Murray McCallum (57)
4. Lewis Carmichael (46)
5. Andrew Davidson (6)
6. Magnus Bradbury (80)
7. Ally Miller (15)
8. Nick Haining (16)
Unavailable due to international selection: Simon Berghan, Stuart McInally, Jamie Ritchie, Rory Sutherland, Ben Toolis, Hamish Watson, Darcy Graham, Blair Kinghorn, Duhan van der Merwe, Mesulame Kunavula
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