Heineken Cup Pool 4: Dan Lydiate included in Racing Metro line-up for Racing Metro showdown
Last Updated: 19/10/13 5:34pm
Dan Lydiate: Returning to Wales in action for Racing Metro
The Scarlets will look to build on an excellent start to their Heineken Cup campaign with victory over Racing Metro on Saturday.
The Llanelli side welcome their Parisian counterparts to Parc y Scarlets fresh off the back of an entertaining victory over Harlequins at The Stoop.
Stand-out performances from centre Scott Williams and wing Jordan Williams helped the Welshmen to an impressive 33-26 triumph. There were also plaudits for returning fly-half Rhys Priestland, whose kicking display and intelligence in attack caused the hosts problems.
Priestland was forced to miss training on Tuesday, but has been passed fit for the visit of Racing.
Scarlets have made two changes to the starting line-up that beat Harlequins at The Stoop last weekend; Nick Reynolds comes onto the wing to replace the injured Kristian Phillips with South African Prop Jacobie Adriaanse coming into the starting XV for Samson Lee, who was handed a two-week ban following a disciplinary this week.
Meanwhile Racing, who currently sit eighth in the Top 14 after an inconsistent start to the season, have made several changes to the side that defeated Clermont in European action last Sunday.
Adrien Plante, Henry Chavancy and Alexandre Dumoulin all come into the back-line with Laurent Magnaval at scrum-half, whilst upfront Lions flanker Dan Lydiate returns in the seven shirt.
Scarlets: 15 Liam Williams, 14 Nick Reynolds, 13 Jonathan Davies (capt), 12 Scott Williams, 11 Jordan Williams, 10 Rhys Priestland, 9 Rhodri Williams, 8 Josh Turnbull, 7 John Barclay, 6 Aaron Shingler, 5 George Earle, 4 Jake Ball, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Emyr Phillips, 1 Phil John.
Replacements: 16 Kirby Myhill, 17 Rob Evans, 18 Rhodri Jones, 19 Joe Snyman, 20 Craig Price, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Steven Shingler, 23 Gareth Maule.
Racing Métro:15 Benjamin Lapeyre, 14 Adrien Plante, 13 Henry Chavancy, 12 Alexandre Dumoulin, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Jonny Sexton, 9 Laurent Magnaval, 8 Masi Matadigo, 7 Dan Lydiate, 6 Wenceslas Lauret, 5 Francois van der Merwe, 4 Juandre Kruger, 3 Luc Ducalcon, 2 Dimitri Szarzewski (capt), 1 Soane Tonga'uiha
Replacements:16 Virgile Lacombe, 17 Eddy Ben Arous, 18 Julien Brugnaut, 19 Fabrice Metz, 20 Camille Gerondeau, 21 Ruan Snyman, 22 Fabrice Estebanez, 23 Benjamin Dambielle.
You can watch Scarlets v Racing Metro live on Sky Sports Xtra from 5.45pm and on Sky Sports 2HD via the red button at 6pm on Saturday.