■ By ROB COLE
WELSH fans will be hoping for a much different scoreline when the majority of the best players from these two teams clash in the opening round of the Six Nations in Cardiff on Sunday.
The Scarlets were without 12 of their 1st XV and Leinster arrived without 17 Irish squad members. They did, however, have the Ireland and British & Irish Lions tighthead prop Tadhg Furlong in their front row.
All eyes were on him as he played his first competitive game in almost a year and he gave the Irish selectors a big boost by successfully negotiating 40 minutes.
With a bonus point wrappe...
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