**Glenn Delaney hopes to build a group of young leaders at the Scarlets after confirming Ryan Elias will captain the side for the first time against the Dragons on Sunday.** \n\nThe men from Llanelli travel to Newport for their opening Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup fixture this weekend, with 26-year-old hooker Elias entrusted with leading the team at Rodney Parade. \n\nHead coach Delaney, who will become director of rugby when Dwayne Peel joins the region from next season, stressed there was no issue with regular Scarlets skipper Ken Owens but was keen to futureproof his side by developing the next generation of captains in his squad. \n\n“There’s no problem with Skip (Owens),” said Delaney. “In terms of the leadership of the group, Ken is our club captain, Steff Hughes has been our captain as well.