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The Scarlets will take on Ospreys at Parc y Scarlets tomorrow (5.05pm) in the second leg of the back-to-back festive derby fixtures looking to kick-off their 2015 Guinness PRO12 campaign with a win.

Following on from a narrow defeat in the West Wales derby to the Ospreys last Saturday the Scarlets will be looking to get their PRO12 campaign back on track and continue with the momentous unbeaten home run in the competition in 2014.

Head Coach Wayne Pivac makes six changes, one positional, to the side that came so close to victory at the Liberty Stadium last weekend.

Centre Scott Williams returns to captain the side with Hadleigh Parkes moving from centre to wing. Michael Tagicakibau also makes a return and will join Parkes and fullback Liam Williams, who last week committed his future to the Scarlets with a new contract, in the back three.

The 2013 Wales Junior World Championship finalist front row of Rob Evans, Kirby Myhill and Samson Lee are reunited in regional colours with Myhill replacing the injured Emyr Phillips who is undergoing surgery on a dislocated shoulder today.

Johan Snyman partners Jake Ball in the second row with Rob McCusker joining Aaron Shingler and John Barclay in the backrow.

Scrum half Gareth Davies, last season’s top try scorer in the Guinness PRO12, makes a return to the bench after a long spell on the sideline after suffering a knee injury in the Welsh derby against Dragons at Parc y Scarlets back in October.

Speaking ahead of the big derby clash head coach Wayne Pivac said: “We wanted to build a fortress at home and we’ve continued with the good form at home that Simon had handed over and we’ve remained unbeaten at home.

“The boys love playing at home. A supportive home crowd is worth a good few points to us.

“It’s a big game, a big challenge for us but certainly we haven’t lost focus on the fact we need to get a win.

“All games are important but winning the games at home are a priority and getting maximum points from them.”

James King makes his 100th appearance for the Ospreys as the region head West looking to claim another win against their local rivals to keep them at the top of the Guinness PRO12 league table at the start of 2015.

The Ospreys have again been able to show consistency in selection with just one change to their starting line-up as Aisea Natoga comes in from last week’s replacements to cover the injured Eli Walker on the wing.

Tom Grabham takes his place on the replacements bench to cover for the Fijian flyer, while Aaron Jarvis and Duncan Jones also come into the substitutes in place of Gareth Thomas and Daniel Suter as the Ospreys add some experience to their front row cover.

Ospreys Head Coach, Steve Tandy, commented: “It was pretty much mixed emotions last weekend. Obviously we were pleased to win the big derby match in front of our own fans at the Liberty, and to end the year at the top of the table, but there was a huge feeling of disappointment at the performance.

“We didn’t do ourselves justice, we didn’t perform at the level we expect of an Ospreys team, and we almost paid the price for it. The dressing room was fairly downbeat after the game as there was a realisation that we didn’t reach the desired standard.

“The focus this week in training has been about getting back to basics and doing the small things correctly. We know that it’s going to be tough down there on Saturday, there’ll be a big crowd and Scarlets tails will be up given our poor performance in the second half.

“It’s important that we prepare the right way for this game and treat it exactly like we would any other fixture, ignoring the hype and everything that goes with a derby match.

“We have worked hard to put ourselves in the position we are in the PRO12 table and it’s important that we keep striving for excellence, pushing ourselves to be better each week so that the hard work doesn’t go to waste.”

Scarlets: Liam Williams, Hadleigh Parkes, Regan King, Scott Williams (captain), 11 Michael Tagicakibau, Rhys Priestland, Aled Davies; Rob Evans, Kirby Myhill, Samson Lee, Jake Ball, Johan Snyman, Aaron Shingler, John Barclay, Rob McCusker.

Replacements: Ryan Elias, Wyn Jones, Rhodri Jones, George Earle, Will Boyde, Steven Shingler, Jordan Williams

Ospreys: Dan Evans, Hanno Dirksen, Ashley Beck, Josh Matavesi, Aisea Natoga, Dan Biggar, Rhys Webb; Marc Thomas, Scott Baldwin, Dmitri Arhip, James King, Alun Wyn Jones (captain), Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric, Tyler Ardron.

Replacements: Sam Parry, Duncan Jones, Aaron Jarvis, Rynier Bernardo, Sam Lewis, Martin Roberts, Sam Davies, Tom Grabham.