Mark Taylor leaves Scarlets with ‘immediate effect’

SCARLETS Team Manager Mark Taylor will leave the region, with immediate effect, for personal reasons.

The 52-times capped centre, and British & Irish Lion, joined the region ahead of the 2016-17 season.

Well-respected by Scarlets colleagues and peers across the rugby fraternity Taylor was a part of the management team when the Scarlets were crowned Guinness PRO12 champions in May 2017.

A replacement will be recruited in due course to ensure preparations for the forthcoming...

Scarlets army head to Dublin

THE sun was shining down on Parc Y Scarlets this morning as hundreds of Scarlets fans set off to Dublin ahead of tomorrow's European semi-final showdown with Leinster at the Aviva Stadium.

It is the first time the Welsh region have reached the semi-finals of Europe since 2007 when they faced Leicester Tigers at Welford Road.

Wayne Pivac's side have been in impressive form over the last couple of seasons, winning the Pro12 title last season and now in the top 4 of club rugby's...

A day to remember as Scarlets soar into semi-final of Europe

SCARLETS have made the semi-finals of the European Champions Cup for the first time since 2007 after defeating La Rochelle 29-17 at a bouncing Parc Y Scarlets.

In front of a record sold-out crowd of almost 15,500, Scarlets became the first Welsh region in six years to reach the last four of Europe.

The result means the Scarlets will either face reigning champions Saracens in Coventry or travel to Dublin to face Leinster.

Wayne Pivac's side, backed by a superb home atmosphere, topped...

Parc Y Scarlets gearing up for it’s ‘biggest ever game’

IT has been 11 years since the Scarlets played the then defending champions Munster in the Quarter final of Europe.

That match, which ended 24-15 in favour of the Welsh side took place at Stradey Park in Llanelli. They went on to face Leicester Tigers at Welford Road in the semi-final, succumbing to a 33-17 defeat.

Skip forward over a decade and the Scarlets have finally secured a knock out spot in club rugby's greatest competition.

It wasn't an easy ride, after losing their...

Police advice on parking for Scarlets V La Rochelle match

AHEAD of the mouth watering European quarter-final clash between the Scarlets and La Rochelle this Friday (Mar 30) at Parc Y Scarlets, Police have given advice to residents in Pemberton and Llwynhendy.

Dyfed-Powys Police have advised that if residents encounter any car parking obstructions in the build up to the game that they phone the non-emergency number 101 for assistance.

Scarlets issued a statement saying: "Please always remember to be considerate of our neighbours around the...

Scarlets and Leinster settle for a draw

AN 80th minute penalty kick from fly-half Dan Jones gave the Scarlets a draw against Leinster at a wet Parc Y Scarlets.

In a low scoring top of Conference B clash, a try, conversion and penalty for each side was enough to claim 2 points.

No points were scored in the first half, although a 29th minute try by Tom Williams was disallowed after the TMO claimed Williams had lost knocked-on before touching down.

In the second half, Leinster got on the scoreboard after 44 minutes with a...

Scarlets match against Leinster postponed

UPDATE: The rearranged fixture has been scheduled for Friday (Mar 9).

THE scheduled match between the Scarlets and Leinster this Saturday (Mar 3) has been postponed due to the adverse weather conditions.

PRO14 confirmed that the Round 17 fixture and decision was made after consultation among PRO14 Rugby, Scarlets and Leinster due to severe weather warnings that remain in place across the UK, Ireland and Europe.

A spokesperson for Pro14 said: ''Due to the extreme weather and the...

Scarlets ease past Ulster in Pro14 clash

SCARLETS recovered from their previous two defeats with a comfortable 34 - 10 bonus-point victory over Ulster at Parc Y Scarlets.

In what was an important Pro14 encounter, it was the visitors who struck first in just the 2nd minute with Stuart McCloskey crossing for a try. John Cooney converted.

A Dan Jones penalty in the 9th minute was all the home side just muster in the first half.

However the Scarlets stepped it up in the second half, with Ioan Nicholas diving in at the corner...

Scarlets advance to the quarter-finals of Europe

SCARLETS have made the quarter-finals of the European Rugby Champions Cup for the first time since 2007 with a 30-27 victory over Toulon at Parc Y Scarlets.

In front of a sold-out 14,476 crowd, the Scarlets became the first Welsh region in six years to reach the knockouts of Europe.

The result leaves the Scarlets at the top of pool 5, with Toulon finishing in second after picking up a losing bonus point.

Wayne Pivac's side, backed by a superb home atmosphere, have won four...

Calm before the storm at Parc Y Scarlets

30th March 2007. It has been almost 11 years since the Scarlets last saw the knock-outs in European rugby.

The then defending champions Munster travelled to a sold-out Stradey Park to face an in-from Scarlets side who had won all six of their pool matches.

Running out 24-15 winners whist knocking out the Irishmen in impressive fashion, the Welsh region then headed to the Walkers Stadium to face English giants Leicester Tigers in the semi-finals.

Eventually losing the match 33-17,...