LESS than 24 hours after Wales’ stunning victory over England in the 6 Nations, Scarlets aimed to claim maximum points in their Pro14 fixture against Cheetahs today, Sunday (Feb 24).
With the sun shining down on Parc Y Scarlets, the home side crossed for six tries to boost their hopes of a Pro14 playoff.
It was a rampant start for Scarlets with Uzair Cassiem touching down for the opening try. Dan Jones converted.
Johnny McNicholl went over shortly afterwards with the returning Leigh Halfpenny slotting the conversion.
Kieron Fonotia gathered a grubber kick from Jones to score his team’s third try. Halfpenny added the extras.
The Welsh side secured the bonus point try in the first 20 minutes when flanker Josh Macleod went over for the try following a midfield break by man of the match Kieran Hardy.
The South African’s weren’t going to stay down however with Benhard Janse van Rensburg scoring their first try of the day.
Cheetahs were to cross again with Maxwane going over just before the break.
Scarlets responded with prop Wyn Jones driving over to end any chance of a comeback.
Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac talks about the victory and man of the match Kieran Hardy.
Gerhardus Olivier’s try gave the home side hope of leaving Wales with points, but a Halfpenny penalty further extended Scarlets lead.
Good work from McNicholl allowed for centre Paul Asquith to run in for the final try of the day to record a comprehensive victory for the home crowd to enjoy.
Final score: Scarlets 43 – 21 Cheetahs
Man of the match: Kieran Hardy