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.

Peter...

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...

Burry Port put seven past Llandeilo

HOOKER Iwan Roberts scored twice to help Burry Port ease past Llandeilo 43 - 3 at home.

The visitors, who were outperformed in every department, could only manage a penalty goal from Glyn Jones in a one-sided encounter.

Roberts double was only two of seven tries scored in total, with the others coming from Tom Bowen, Owen Thomas, Adam Davies, Ashley Phillips and Luke Rudall.

Fly-half Stef Powell kicked three conversions with scrum-half Ben Williams kicking one.

 

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 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...

Llanelli’s Jade Knight selected for women’s Welsh squad for 2018 Six Nations

Llanelli Online had the privilege of interviewing Llanelli's own Jade Knight who has been selected to play in the Welsh women's squad in this year's Six Nations tournament. We hope you enjoy our exclusive interview.

Have you been playing rugby for a while?

Jade Knight: Yeah quite a long time, I started playing in school I played football for a long time. I then had a knee injury so I retired from football at aged 16,...

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,...