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  • 08 May
    导出博客文章Samson Lee returns for the Scarlets for their PRO12 derby clash with Cardiff on
    Saturday, live on Sky Sports 1 HD. Welsh international Lee came off the bench in
    the regions 25-16 victory over the Ospreys last weekend but starts against the
    Blues, where he will go head-to-head with Wales most capped player Gethin
    Jenkins.Peter Edwards drops to the bench where he is joined by George Earle and
    a fit-again Gareth Owen who take the places of Will Boyde and Harry Robinson.
    The Scarlets go in to the game in third place and with their eyes firmly on a
    top-four finish, with a home victory seeing the side move a step closer to
    securing a spot in next years Champions Cup. Cardiff Blues ran out 29-27 winners
    over the Scarlets when they met in round 11 Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac
    said: There will be a lot of intensity in terms of personal battles for Wales
    jerseys and some thrilling individual match-ups right across the park.We know
    theyre playing very well and scoring a lot of tries. Theyre trying to get up the
    table to qualify for Europe.From a team point of view its definitely one game at
    a time for us. Were in a position where we can control our destiny. Hadleigh
    Parkes will wear Player Mic for Saturdays derby at Parc y Scarlets Cardiff
    welcome back their record appearance holder Taufaao Filise, who has clocked up
    213 games for the club, ahead of the trip west.Hooker Matthew Rees is also
    recalled to face his former region, but the Blues are without injured players
    Blaine Scully, Alex Cuthbert, Cory Allen, Chris Dicomidis and Sam Hobbs. Blues
    sign Hurricanes centre Willis Halaholo to join Cardiff on long-term deal Like
    their opponents, the game is a must-win for Cardiff as the race for a top six
    place hots up. Head coach Danny Wilson said: A top six finish is a challenge for
    us to get, but with four games to go we have got something big to fight for
    which maybe in previous seasons hasnt always happened.This game becomes the
    biggest of our season; to give ourselves the opportunity to carry on with that
    quest for the top six.Every game is simply huge now and we have got to get a
    victory. We know to win away from home, at one of the toughest places to go in
    the Guinness PRO12 and get a result, it is going to need to be top drawer
    display from us. Sky Live: Leinster v Munster Team news for Saturdays PRO12
    derby at the Aviva Stadium Scarlets: 15 Michael Collins, 14 Steff Evans, 13
    Regan King, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 DTH van der Merwe, 10 Dan Jones, 9 Gareth
    Davies; 1 Rob Evans, 2 Ken Owens (c), 3 Samson Lee, 4 Jake Ball, 5 David
    Bulbring, 6 John Barclay, 7 James Davies, 8 Morgan Allen.Replacements: 16 Kirby
    Myhill, 17 Dylan Evans, 18 Peter Edwards, 19 George Earle, 20 Maselino Paulino,
    21 Aled Davies, 22 Aled Thomas, 23 Gareth Owen.Cardiff Blues: 15 Rhys Patchell,
    14 Dan Fish, 13 Garyn Smith, 12 Rey Lee-Lo, 11 Tom James, 10 Gareth Anscombe, 9
    Lloyd Williams; 1 Gethin Jenkins (c), 2 Matthew Rees, 3 Taufaao Filise, 4 Josh
    Turnbull, 5 James Down, 6 Sam Warburton, 7 Ellis Jenkins, 8 Josh
    Navidi.Replacements: 16 Kristian Dacey, 17 Brad Thyer, 18 Dillon Lewis, 19
    Jarrad Hoeata, 20 Manoa Vosawai, 21 Lewis Jones, 22 Jarrod Evans, 23 Aled
    Summerhill. Watch Scarlets v Cardiff Blues live on Sky Sports 1 HD on Saturday
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    over a narrow field used for a National Womens Soccer League match last weekend
    is drawing attention to larger issues as players fight for respect.U.S. national
    team and NWSL stars Hope Solo, Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe were among those
    using social media to declare the field unacceptable. More broadly, Solo, the
    U.S. national team and Seattle Reign goalkeeper who has been vocal about gender
    equity in her sport, took to her website to decry conditions for players in the
    NWSL, now in its fourth season and widely considered one of the worlds strongest
    womens leagues.Solo posted photos of fields with crooked lines, sad locker rooms
    and cleats that she said had melted after practice on an unwatered artificial
    turf field on a sweltering summer day.The `We know things arent up to par, but
    were going ahead with them anyway, attitude, quite honestly, is a fairly
    accurate reflection of how the NWSL has functioned during the four years of its
    existence, Solo wrote. Its far past time that the women in our league start
    being treated like professional athletes -- otherwise, we might as well just
    admit that the NWSL is just a semi-pro league, and stop pretending like its the
    best womens league in the world.The NWSL did not immediately respond Wednesday
    to a request for comment on Solos blog.Saturdays match between the Western New
    York Flash and Reign was played at Frontier Field in Rochester, New York, a
    minor-league baseball stadium. The Flash had to move the match because of a
    concert at their regular field.The field measured 100 yards by 58 yards. But
    NWSL standards call for a width of 70 yards.Images of the soccer field -- angled
    in the outfield -- quickly spread over social media, attracting the attention of
    U.S. national team players who had earlier in the day defeated South Africa in
    an exhibition to prepare for the Rio Olympics. National team players are
    allocated across the NWSL, but werent with their club teams this weekend because
    of the match.Lloyd, who plays for the Houston Dash, called the field shocking
    and embarrassing on Twitter. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) and Rapinoe (Reign)
    also weighed in, calling it unacceptable.CChristine Sinclair, who plays for the
    Canadian national team and the NWSLs Portland Thorns, posted: How is this ok?
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    Jeff Plush said in a statement following the match that the league had signed
    off on the move, but admitted it was the wrong decision in retrospect.As a
    professional league, we need to ensure that the integrity of the game is always
    respected both on and off the field, Plush said. We did not do that tonight and
    we apologize to the NWSL players, coaches and fans.No other womens professional
    league in the United States has lasted as long as the NWSL. It gets support from
    the U.S. and Canadian soccer federations, which pay the salaries of the national
    team players. But the league continues to experience growing pains -- including
    ongoing efforts to attract big-name sponsors.The field issue comes at a time
    when female players have been rallying for better treatment.Before the Womens
    World Cup last summer in Canada, former U.S. forward Abby Wambach led a group of
    player in protesting the artificial turf playing surface for the event. Players
    consider artificial turf inferior to natural grass.The group filed a complaint
    in Canadian court, arguing that staging the event on the surface amounted to
    discrimination because the men play the World Cup on grass, but it was
    ultimately dropped before the tournament so that players could continue
    preparations.Earlier this year, national team players filed a complaint with the
    federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, claiming wage discrimination.
    The women, who are currently in contract negotiations with U.S. Soccer, maintain
    that the mens national team players are paid far more in some cases.Morgan also
    called attention to shoddy accommodations in one NWSL city last season,
    complaining that bed bugs were found in the team hotel. Solos blog expanded on
    where she feels the league has fallen short, including low salaries for players
    who arent stars or on national teams. ' ' '