Prydie returns for Guinness PRO14 Final Series clash

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Scarlets welcome the return of winger Tom Prydie for Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 Final Series Play Off against South African side Toyota Cheetahs at Parc y Scarlets.

Prydie makes a return to action after injuring his ankle in the Guinness PRO14 clash against Leinster in February and will be an added boost for the region as they look to secure a victory in the Championship qualifier.

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The rest of the backline remain unchanged from the one that faced Dragons at the Principality last weekend.

The all-Wales front row of Rob Evans, captain Ken Owens and Samson Lee lead a strong pack that sees Lewis Rawlins and Steve Cummins line up in the second row with John Barclay making a return to the number 8 berth alongside Tadhg Beirne and James Davies.

Loosehead prop Wyn Jones also makes a return from injury and is named on the replacements bench for Saturday’s clash.

Speaking ahead of the winner takes all clash head coach Wayne Pivac said; “If you watch Super Rugby they (Cheetahs) play an open expansive sort of game, which we like watching and playing. I’m not surprised that they’ve reached the play-offs, they’ve got some talent.

“Their season has been a very credible one and they’re going to be a tough opponent on the weekend. They’ve given themselves every opportunity to go further and we’re going to have to be at our best.

“Hopefully we’ll get a great crowd that get right in behind the boys, it really does lift them.”

Scarlets team to take Toyota Cheetahs at Parc y Scarlets on Saturday 5th May, kick-off 18:35;

15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Tom Prydie, 13 Scott Williams, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Steff Evans, 10 Rhys Patchell, 9 Gareth Davies, 1 Rob Evans, 2 Ken Owens ©, 3 Samson Lee, 4 Lewis Rawlins, 5 Steve Cummins, 6 Tadhg Beirne, 7 James Davies, 8 John Barclay

Replacements; 16 Ryan Elias, 17 Wyn Jones, 18 Werner Kruger, 19 Aaron Shingler, 20 Will Boyde, 21 Jonathan Evans, 22 Dan Jones, 23 Steff Hughes

Saturday’s game will be the last home game of the season and a final opportunity for supporters to bid a fond farewell to players moving on to new challenges.