Scarlets suffer defeat in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH scored six tries to register an impressive 52 - 14 victory over the Scarlets at Murrayfield.

Scarlets had made 13 changes to the side that defeated Glasgow Warriors the previous week with a number of starters rested for the European semi-final next Saturday (April 22).

Duhan van der Merwe scored two tries for Edinburgh bringing them closer towards qualifying for the Pro14 quarter-finals.

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Patchell double sees Scarlets defeat Glasgow

RHYS Patchell scored two tries to help Scarlets to a 26 - 8 victory over Glasgow Warriors at Parc Y Scarlets.

Gareth Davies also crossed for the home side in what was an impressive display from the reigning league champions.

It took until the 28th minute for the opening score, with Patchell cutting through the Glasgow defence to cross for his first of the evening. Leigh Halfpenny missed the conversion.

Halfpenny kicked a penalty to give his side an 8 - 0 lead at the break.

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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 come up short at Leinster

SCARLETS suffered their second loss in a row on the road after Leinster ran out 20 - 13 winners at the RDS Arena in Dublin.

Both sides were missing a number of players due to international duty and injury but it was the men in blue who claimed maximum points in front of the home crowd.

It was the Welsh region who had the perfect start, with winger Johnny McNicholl going over in the corner after excellent hands from the backline. Fly-half Dan Jones converted from the touchline whilst...

Scarlets outmuscled in Treviso

A hat-trick of tries from winger Monty Ioane helped Benetton shock reigning Pro14 champions Scarlets with a 22-12 bonus-point win at the Stadio Monigo on Sunday (Feb 11).

With both sides missing a large portion of their squad to international duty and injury, it was the home side who outmuscled and outperformed the Welsh, with Ioane tapping down after a cross field kick by Marty Banks in the 24th minute. Banks missed the conversion.

In the 37th minute, Ioane scored his second try...

Scarlets put 7 past Dragons in one-sided Welsh Derby

SCARLETS continue their lead at the top of conference B in the Guinness Pro14 by dismantling fellow Welsh region Dragons 47 - 13.

The home side were in control for most of the match. Leading 19 - 6 at half-time.

The reigning champions crossed seven times, with James Davies, Tom Prydie, Dan Jones, Aled Davies, Aaron Shingler, Will Boyde and Rhys Jones all scoring.

Outside half Rhys Patchell was in fine form all match, having a part in most of the tries, also adding two conversions...

Inexperienced Scarlets side suffer defeat in South Africa

SCARLETS suffered only their second league defeat of the season against Toyota Cheetahs in South Africa.

The Pro14 champions, missing a team-full of players through international duty and injuries, took an early lead, but it went the home sides way who scored 2 tries to the visitors 1.

Fly-half Dan Jones opened the scoring with a penalty, only for his opposite number Fred Zeilinga to reply with two of his own.

An interception on the half-way line resulted in the opening try for Cheetah's...

Scott Williams to leave the Scarlets for Ospreys

SCARLETS centre Scott Williams will leave his home region at the end of the current season as he signs a long-term deal with rivals Ospreys.

Williams became a well-known figure for the region after impressing from an early age in the age grade sides and then in the Scarlets Academy. He made his Scarlets debut against the Ospreys in October 2010 at Parc y Scarlets, coming off the bench.

The 50 capped welsh international, was part of the...