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CAR­MARTHEN Quins step up their prepa­ra­tions for the new cam­paign on Satur­day with the first of their pre-sea­son friendlies.

The Quins host English Na­tional League One side Mose­ley at Car­marthen Park. The game starts at 2.30pm.

It is the first of three friendlies Emyr Phillips’s side will play up un­til the end of Au­gust.

The fol­low­ing Thurs­day they host WRU Cham­pi­onship out­fit Tata Rugby (7.15pm) and on Satur­day, Au­gust 31, they again take on English Na­tional League One op­po­si­tion when they make the trip to Chin­nor (3pm).

The games will give Quins sup­port­ers their first chance to see their quar­tet of sum­mer sign­ings in ac­tion.

The four are spear­headed by props Ben Le­ung and Oliver Evans, who have moved from French side Bergerac and Brid­gend re­spec­tively, while full-back Geraint Llewellyn has made the move from Tata.

There is also a wel­come re­turn to Quins colours for cen­tre Mor­gan Grif­fiths, who has re­turned to the club af­ter an in­jury-hit sea­son with Cardiff.

The Quins start the new-look Indigo Premier­ship sea­son on Septem­ber 7 with a mouth­wa­ter­ing game at home to Towy Val­ley ri­vals Llan­dovery.

Llanelli re­turn to ac­tion on Fri­day evening when they also take on Mose­ley at Car­marthen Park. And on Au­gust 24 they make the short trip west to face Nar­berth at the Lewis Lloyd Ground.

Llanelli head to Swansea in their open­ing Premier­ship con­test.

Llan­dovery re­turn to ac­tion on Satur­day when English Na­tional League One side Cin­der­ford head to Church Bank for a 12.30pm kick­off.

The Drovers make the trip to Llangennec­h the fol­low­ing Wed­nes­day (7.15pm), then take on fel­low Premier­ship out­fit Aber­avon in their fi­nal pre-sea­son en­counter on Thurs­day, Au­gust 29.

That game at the Tal­bot Ath­letic Ground starts at 7.30pm. Ben Le­ung, seen here play­ing for Llanelli, has made the move to Car­marthen Quins.

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