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  • KO 14:30
  • Ground: Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
  • Att: 5,675

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Olly Barkely will make his Scarlets debut in his new side's RaboDirect PRO12 clash with Edinburgh at Parc y Scarlets on Saturday.

The former England international joined the Welsh region earlier in February and has been named at inside centre for the visit of Alan Solomons' side.

Barkley is the only change in the backs from the last clash the Scarlets played in - their contest against Ulster last Friday having been postponed.

The other alterations come in the pack, with Emyr Phillips and Samson Lee coming into the front row and Johan Snyman being named at lock.

"Olly brings a lot of experience to our squad both from his distinguished test and club career in England," Scarlets head coach Simon Easterby said.

"He adds much needed cover for us as we have so many players unavailable during the international call ups as well as some long term injuries we have in midfield."

Edinburgh boss Solomons has opted not to make any changes to the side which was beaten 11-7 by Connacht last time out.

The only changes to the 23-man squad see front-row forwards George Turner and Ewan McQuillin come on to the bench for Ross Ford and Geoff Cross, who are both on international duty with Scotland.

Scarlets: 15 L Williams, 14 K Phillips, 13 Warren, 12 Barkley, 11 Climo, 10 Thomas, 9 Davies; 1 John, 2 E Phillips, 3 Lee, 4 Earle, 5 Snyman,6 Turnbull, 7 Barclay, 8 McCusker (c).

Replacements: 16 Myhill, 17 Evans, 18 Adriaanse, 19 Kelly, 20 Timani, 21 R Williams, 22 Maule, 23 Owen.

Edinburgh: 15 Cuthbert, 14 Fife, 13 De Luca, 12 Strauss, 11 Brown, 10 Bezuidenhout, 9 Hart; 1 Blaauw, 2 Hilterbrand, 3 Nel, 4 Gilchrist, 5 Van der Westhuizen, 6 Coman (c), 7 Grant, 8 Du Preez.

Replacements: 16 Turner, 17 Allan, 18 McQuillin, 19 Atkins, 20 Leonardi, 21 Hidalgo-Clyne, 22 Beard, 23 Leonard.

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Forthcoming Guinness PRO12 Fixtures
TimeFixture
Guinness PRO12
Friday 13th February
Guinness PRO12
19:35Ulster vs Benetton Treviso
20:05Edinburgh vs Ospreys
Saturday 14th February
19:35Munster vs Cardiff Blues
Sunday 15th February
12:45Scarlets vs Connacht
13:00Zebre vs Glasgow
15:00Leinster vs Newport Gwent D'gons
Friday 20th February
19:05Benetton Treviso vs Cardiff Blues
19:35Edinburgh vs Ulster
19:35Leinster vs Zebre
Saturday 21st February
14:40Scarlets vs Munster
17:15Glasgow vs Ospreys
Sunday 22nd February
16:00Newport Gwent D'gons vs Connacht
Friday 27th February
19:35Ospreys vs Leinster
19:35Ulster vs Scarlets
Saturday 28th February
19:15Munster vs Glasgow
Sunday 1st March
12:45Cardiff Blues vs Edinburgh
17:00Zebre vs Newport Gwent D'gons
17:15Connacht vs Benetton Treviso
Friday 6th March
19:35Cardiff Blues vs Connacht
19:35Glasgow vs Zebre
Saturday 7th March
14:40Ospreys vs Munster
17:15Scarlets vs Leinster
18:00Benetton Treviso vs Edinburgh
Sunday 8th March
16:00Newport Gwent D'gons vs Ulster
Friday 27th March
19:35Leinster vs Glasgow

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