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Sam Lousi returns for Judgement Day finale

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TONGA international Sam Lousi returns from injury for Saturday’s Judgement Day clash with Dragons RFC at the Cardiff City Stadium

Lousi has recovered from a rib issue and is one of two changes to the Scarlets starting line-up for the BKT United Rugby Championship round 18 tie.

Lousi replaces Morgan Jones in the second row, while Sam Costelow swaps with Ioan Lloyd at fly-half.

The rest of the side is the same as the one that claimed a bonus-point victory over Zebre in Parma.

That means the back three of Ioan Nicholas, Tomi Lewis and Ryan Conbeer remains intact and Johnny Williams and Eddie James continue their midfield partnership. Costelow partners fellow international half-back Gareth Davies.

Another Wales international, loose-head prop Kemsley Mathias, will make his 50th Scarlets appearance and he again packs down with captain Ryan Elias and Harri O’Connor.

Lousi links up with Alex Craig, the Scarlets’ Players’ Player of the Season, in the second row and in the back row it’s Taine Plumtree, Dan Davis and No. 8 Carwyn Tuipulotu.

Morgan Jones drops to the bench, as does Lloyd, while there’s another opportunity for Wales U20s talent Macs Page, who made his URC debut in Parma.

Scarlets head coach Dwayne Peel said: “It is an important game for us. Results have not been on our side this year but we are determined to finish the season strongly. It should be a good occasion. I have been at the stadium for Wales football matches and the atmosphere is electric. It’s important for Welsh rugby and us as four professional clubs that we make it a good day.”

Scarlets team to play Dragons RFC at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday, June 1 (15:00; S4C)

15 Ioan Nicholas; 14 Tomi Lewis, 13 Johnny Williams, 12 Eddie James, 11 Ryan Conbeer; 10 Sam Costelow, 9 Gareth Davies; 1 Kemsley Mathias, 2 Ryan Elias (capt), 3 Harri O’Connor, 4 Alex Craig, 5 Sam Lousi, 6 Taine Plumtree, 7 Dan Davis, 8 Carwyn Tuipulotu.

Reps: 16 Shaun Evans, 17 Wyn Jones, 18 Sam Wainwright, 19 Morgan Jones, 20 Jarrod Taylor, 21 Kieran Hardy, 22 Ioan Lloyd, 23 Macs Page

Players unavailable because of injury

Tom Rogers, Vaea Fifita, Steff Evans, Joe Roberts, Josh Macleod, Teddy Leatherbarrow, Jac Davies.

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Police appeal for information following assault at railway station

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OFFICERS in Pembrokeshire are investigating a report of an assault on a woman that happened outside Haverfordwest Railway Station at approximately 8:10pm on Monday (Jun 17).

One man, aged 49, was arrested on suspicion of common assault and remains in police custody.

Did you witness the assault or have any information that could help officers with their investigation? If so, get in touch:

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Busy weekend for the rescue team at HM Coastguard Dale

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HM Coastguard Dale said they were paged at 05.35 HRS to assist police in the Milford Haven area on Sunday (Jun 16).

Police received a call at 5am, raising concern for the welfare of an individual.

The individual is now safe they said.

Angle Lifeboat RNLI also attended the incident

Then at 10.13 HRS the team were called on again after a vessel reported a person face down on a cliff near Wooltack point. The team made their way to the scene and rendezvous with NCI Wooltack Point. It was quickly ascertained that this was a false call with good intentions. Team then stood down.

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Tributes paid to ‘much-loved’ couple who died in A477 collision

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THE FAMILIES of a much-loved couple who died in a collision on the A477 on Thursday, June 13, 2024, have paid tribute to them.

Katie Worrell, aged 25, and Adam Muskett, aged 27, were involved in a two-vehicle collision between Llanddowror and Red Roses at around 4pm on Thursday, June 13. Two cars were involved in the collision – a black Jaguar and a black Ford Fiesta.

A statement from Katie’s family said: “Katie was a much-loved daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and cousin. She lived life to the full, loving to travel and achieving so much in such a short time, she graduated with a Masters and worked hard. She loved her friends and Adam beyond words. Katie was kind, caring and beautiful and our lives will never be the same without her.”

Adam’s family have issued a statement to say: “Adam, our loving son, brother, grandson and nephew. He loved life, his friends, Tenby, football and Katie very much. How do we move on without you, your big kind heart and cheeky smile. We are heartbroken and forever proud.”

Anyone travelling on the A477, at or near to that location at the time, is requested to contact Police.

Investigating officers would particularly like to speak to any motorists who were in the area at that time who have dash cam in their vehicles.

Anyone with any information can contact the police on 101.

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