The Scarlets will reach in Port Elizabeth for their match Pro14 against the Southern Kings on the back of challenging Anglo-Welsh Cup matches opposite English champions Newport Gwent Dragons and Exeter Chiefs.
The Kings, who are not eligible to take part in the tournament, will have a break from competitive action till their showdown opposite the Llanelli-based outfit which is scheduled to take place on 26th of November.
However, Kings Coach Deon Davids has something else in the mind. He is planning to have a trial match of the Kings team next week to run the rule over his team.
The defending champions of Scarlets of the Pro14 will be missing a significant number of internationals, as they bid to make an impression in this tournament.
The Anglo-Welsh Cup (AWC) has always been an opportunity for the squad of the Scarlets to blood young players, giving the next generation players of the region an opportunity to test their game against some of the biggest and the best of the Premiership.
Coming into the match, then in Pro14, the Welsh has made a flying start, registering wins in seven of their eight opening games, and now they are enjoying a handy six-point lead over Ulster who is second-placed.
“The team will get no break from training as we prepare for the Scarlets,” Davids said.
“During the training, we will be working hard on our fundamentals and conditioning and all areas where we can improve.
“We will also focus on our strengths and will work on the stuff we are good at in-order to keep that momentum.”
“This will also enable us to have a look at different combinations and what is the depth of our squad and how it looks like.”
The Kings have made an announcement that Anthony Volmink would be joining the franchise from the Golden Lions with an immediate effect, while center Jarryd Sage had declared that he will leave.