Scarlets coach Mark Jones has backed centre Jonathan Davies to thrive for the British and Irish Lions in the third Test.
Davies was controversially selected ahead of Brian O'Driscoll ahead of the series decider in Sydney on Saturday, but Jones believes the Welsh international has earned his spot.
"Jon has earned his place in Saturday's starting line-up completely," said Jones.
"He is probably the stand-out player of the trip - he's put in the most game time of every player and I'm well aware of how hard he works as a professional. He's so committed and he has given everything to this tour and truly deserves his place."
"He has cemented his place in the team and worked hard to achieve that; there's also no doubt that the tried and tested partnership with Jamie Roberts was important to the selection they know each other's game inside out and similar to the partnership that existed with Gordon O'Darcy and Brian O'Driscoll, it has become almost instinctive.
"It was a big call this week, but everyone knows what a tremendous player Brian O'Driscoll is and I am sure he understands more than many with the amount of experience he has around the game, that no-one has a given right to play every time.
"He will undoubtedly have got behind the team and will be backing Jon and Jamie."
"Jon played a lot of rugby before this Tour and he was been outstanding all season long. He has carried his form at regional and international level into the trip to Australia and it was been great for all of us as Scarlets to witness what a huge impact he has had on the team's success.
"I am a big fan of Jon's - he's a pleasure to coach and works incredibly hard and he will only go from strength to strength now both on and off the field and will be a key senior figure for our region next season.
"He loves his club, is a good guy to have around the squad and he has the full respect of his team-mates and will thrive next season at Parc y Scarlets.
"The whole of West Wales will be proud watching him at the weekend and he has our full support. Everyone in our region wants to send him their best wishes and I'm sure it will be a packed house at Parc y Scarlets."