Scarlets injury update

THE latest injury update from the Scarlets following Wales summer 2018 tour.

Steff Evans suffered an injury to his knee following the hyperextension event playing for Wales against South Africa. He has seen a specialist and does not require any surgery. It is hoped he will be ready for the start of the coming season.

Wyn Jones sustained a calf injury in a Wales training session last week. He will see a specialist to help guide his management.

Samson Lee has been released from the...

Scarlets’ Shingler and Evans to undergo surgery

SCARLETS duo Aaron Shingler and Jonathan Evans are to undergo surgery following injury.

Back-row Aaron Shingler and scrum half Jonathan Evans both sustained injuries in the Guinness PRO14 final last weekend, against Leinster at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

It has today been confirmed that both will require surgery to repair damage done to knee (Shingler) and foot (Evans).

Neither player will be available for the start of the 2018-19 season.

They will both follow an extensive...

Leinster do the double as Scarlets go under in Dublin

Guinness Pro 14 Leinster v Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium - Special report by Iwan Lewis in Dublin and Alan Evans in Llanelli

IT was a close game according to the final score but the reality for those watching on TV sets and at the Aviva Stadium was that the Leinster side were just too damn good to cope with. No surprise given the out and out talent in the team and the sheer size of the squad in numbers. This is a wealthy...

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac praises ‘superb’ Tadgh Beirne

TADGH Beirne is enjoying something of a magical week and that’s still plenty more to come.

On Friday night the Dublin born loose forward featured in Scarlets’ emphatic Guinness PRO14 semi final victory over Glasgow Warriors to make their way to a second consecutive final, Saturday night he was named Fans’ Player of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season as well as receiving the award for Try of the Season at the region’s end of season celebrations.

Monday saw his...

All you need to know about Saturday’s Pro14 Final

AFTER 152 games only two teams remain in the race to be crowned as the first champions of Ireland, Italy, Scotland, South Africa and Wales at the Guinness PRO14 Final on May 26.

It has been another terrific season as the Guinness PRO14 continues to go from strength to strength with attendances up 16 per cent, another new try-scoring record set with a tally of 861 while in European competition teams from the Championship continued to best their rivals from other leagues.

The...

Scarlets’ John Barclay undergoes surgery

SCARLETS forward John Barclay will miss the Pro14 final this Saturday against Leinster at the Aviva Stadium due to injury.

Barclay ruptured his Achilles Tendon in the Guinness PRO14 semi final, against former club Glasgow Warriors, on Friday night at Scotstoun Stadium with the injury requiring surgical repair.

Barclay underwent surgery yesterday, Monday (May 21).

Together with the Scottish Rugby Union and Edinburgh Rugby arrangements have been made for John to begin his recovery and...

Guinness PRO14 Final Preview – Leinster Rugby v Scarlets

LEINSTER Rugby will face defending champions Scarlets in the 2018 Guinness PRO14 Final on Saturday, May 26 at 18:00.

There is a huge amount at stake for both teams.

Scarlets are aiming to become only the second back-to-back champions of the competition while Leinster Rugby can become the first team from the Championship to complete a European and domestic double after their recent Champions Cup win.

Victory for Leinster Rugby would also deliver their fifth title, a result which...

McNicholl returns for semi final clash

SCARLETS will take on Glasgow Warriors in the Guinness PRO14 semi final on Friday night at Scotstoun Stadium as the West Wales region look to secure a victory for an opportunity to retain the trophy in Dublin next weekend.

Conference A leaders Glasgow secured a home semi final after an impressive season in the cross-conference competition, finishing seven points clear of second placed Munster at the end of the regular season games.

The Scarlets will take on Glasgow after securing a...

Pro14 semi-final preview: Glasgow Warriors V Scarlets

THIS Friday (May 18) will see the Scarlets travel to Scotland to face Glasgow Warriors in the semi-final of the Pro14.

To sum up the challenge awaiting the defending champions in Glasgow, consider this: out of a possible 50 match points Warriors have won 49 at Scotstoun this season. It is such incredible form that has made Glasgow Warriors’ home a true fortress under new coach Dave Rennie and with their artificial surface the hosts know exactly how to step on the accelerator.

But...

Pro14 semi-final line-ups confirmed

THE Semi-Final line-up for the 2018 Guinness PRO14 Final Series has been confirmed after this weekend's Semi-Final Qualifier games.

As Conference winners, Glasgow Warriors and Leinster Rugby have advanced directly to the Semi-Finals where they have earned home advantage.

Defending champions Scarlets will travel to Scotstoun to take on Glasgow Warriors after their win over the Toyota Cheetahs in Llanelli and after beating Edinburgh in...