One of four Welsh professional teams, Scarlets was originally named Llanelli Scarlets. For the 2008/09 season the Llanelli was dropped from the name to more accurately represent the area covered by the region. In November 2008 Scarlets moved into the new Parc Y Scarlets in Llanelli with a capacity of 14,300.
The Scarlets name comes from the original nickname of Llanelli RFC. Current players include Welsh internationals Rhys Priestland and George North, former notable players include Kees Meeuws the former All Black, Scott Quinnell and Stephen Jones. The current kit supplier is Burrda.