Lack of a Wales tour open-side is a 'gamble', admits caretaker coach Robin McBryde ahead of two-Test Japan series.
Cardiff Blues lock Bradley Davies will lead a squad including nine uncapped players on Wales' June tour to Japan.
The Scarlets reveal flanker Josh Turnbull has had shoulder surgery and will miss the start of the 2013-14 Pro12 campaign.
Hooker Ken Owens joins centre Scott Williams and fly-half Rhys Priestland in pulling out of the Wales tour to Japan with injury.
Gloucester complete the signing of Scarlets and Wales scrum-half Tavis Knoyle on a two-year contract.
Scarlets fly-half Rhys Priestland says he did not rush his return after the "devastating blow" of an Achilles tendon injury.
Scarlets boss Simon Easterby says they will be a better team for their Pro12 play-off semi-final defeat by Ulster.
Scarlets hope to sign Agen's twice-capped Tongan number eight Opeti Fonua, confirms head coach Simon Easterby.
Ulster's first-half display sets up a largely comfortable victory over the Scarlets in the opening Pro12 semi-final.
The Scarlets can replicate Treviso's example to shock Ulster in Friday's Pro12 semi-final play-off, says Josh Turnbull.
Scarlets president Phil Bennett says Friday's Pro12 trouncing by Treviso was "embarrassing, devastating and humiliating".
Scarlets are destroyed by Treviso at Parc y Scarlets, but still qualify for the semi-final of the Pro 12 Championship.
Lions selection and Wales wing George North says he was glad to finalise the move from Scarlets to Northampton that sparked heated debate.
Ryan Jones and James Hook are not in the Wales squad preparing for the two-match Test series against Japan in June.
Sam Warburton will lead the Lions in Australia among 15 Wales players chosen by head coach Warren Gatland.
Tonga lock Sione Timani and Wales flanker Richie Pugh are two of several players to leave Scarlets.
Prop Adam Jones admits the Scarlets are favourites to secure their first Pro12 semi-final place ahead of the Ospreys.
Scotland open-side flanker John Barclay says he agreed to join Scarlets next season because of their flowing rugby.
Former Wales scrum-half Robert Jones says Scarlet Tavis Knoyle had to move to Gloucester to further his Wales ambitions.