Reed's seemingly imminent arrival at the Blues will be another blow to Scarlets' supporters, who last week saw his lock forward
partner Dominic Day join English club Bath.
But lock forward
O'Connell feels they have shown they are capable of competing with the best.
Canadian International lock forward
Oliver Atkinson has joined Moseley and beefs up the Birmingham club's pack for the forthcoming campaign.
A replacement for the lock forward
was drafted in, although the Greens crashed to a 40-8 away defeat to remain in relegation trouble.
ORRELL lock forward
Richard Bradshaw has been suspended for a week after collecting three yellow cards.
But even Llanelli's lock forward
Craig Gillies sprinted away to create a try for Johnny Koloi.
Blues give a debut to Samoan lock forward
Filo Paulo against a Treviso side unbeaten in their last two games against former European champions Munster and Ulster.
8, appeared at lock forward
during the 31-26 Pool Five defeat to England's Aviva Premiership champions.
Mark Williams plunged over from short range after strong LSH pressure in the 53rd minute before the game was punctuated by the second of two scuffles in a tough game which simmered throughout.
I think the nine that came on started to get things going for the Welsh," said the Lions lock forward
Craig Wilson gave Kendal an early boost, with outstanding full back Mark Ireland adding the extras.
The 27-year-old lock forward
, who has earned 10 Cheshire caps, is moving t o Edge Hall Road to link u p with new director of rugby Simon Mason for the start of their National Two League campaign.