The Scarlets travel to Aironi this afternoon, needing a win to keep the pressure on the teams above them in the race for the final RaboDirect PRO12 play-off spot. The Llanelli side have won three out of their last four league games - but have only triumphed once away from home in 2012.
24-year-old Wales centre Jonathan Davies will captain the Scarlets for the first time.
The region has done a lot to support my rugby career to date and it's where I feel at home as a player and where I feel I am best placed to further my ambitions both at regional and international level. There's a strong and ambitious spirit in this team and we know what it means to wear the Scarlets shirt.
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