Scarlets fab five star in Ultimate XV vote

Rob Lloyd News

Five Scarlets have been named in the All-Star Regional Ultimate XV that has been voted by fans online.

Full-back Liam Williams saw off the challenge of former Scarlet Lee Byrne (representing Ospreys) to claim the No.15 jersey, joining hooker Ken Owens, second row Tadhg Beirne, fly-half Stephen Jones and centre Jonathan Davies in the all-international line-up.

There are also two further Scarlets on the bench with tight-head prop John Davies and scrum-half Dwayne Peel finishing runner-up in their polls.

In all, the side contains 13 British & Irish Lions with five Scarlets, five Ospreys, four from Cardiff Blues and No. 8 Taulupe Faletau flying the flag for the Dragons.

The voting started with supporters being asked to select their best players in each position from the regional era, before the battle began to be best of the best.

More than 20,000 votes have been cast over the last three weeks culminating in the final side, skippered by Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones being selected.

Your All-Star Regional #UltimateXV

Former Scarlets and current Wales coach Wayne Pivac made the final announcement on Tuesday to bring the #UltimateXV voting to a close.

All-Star Ultimate XV

1 Gethin Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), 2 Ken Owens (Scarlets), 3 Adam Jones (Ospreys), 4 Tadhg Beirne (Scarlets), 5 Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), 6 Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues), 7 Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), 8 Taulupe Faletau (Dragons); 9 Mike Phillips (Ospreys), 10 Stephen Jones (Scarlets), 11 Shane Williams (Ospreys), 12 Jamie Roberts (Cardiff Blues), 13 Jonathan Davies (Scarlets), 14 Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues), 15 Liam Williams (Scarlets).

Replacements: 16 Richard Hibbard (Ospreys), 17 Duncan Jones (Ospreys), 18 John Davies (Scarlets), 19 Luke Charteris (Dragons), 20 Martyn Williams (Cardiff Blues), 21 Dwayne Peel (Scarlets), 22 Dan Biggar (Ospreys), 23 Lee Byrne (Ospreys).