Wayne Pivac to replace Warren Gatland as new Wales head coach

IT was been confirmed that head coach Wayne Pivac will leave the Scarlets at the end of the forthcoming season to take up the role of Wales Head Coach.

Wayne will take over from Warren Gatland, who is scheduled to step down after the 2019 Rugby World Cup when he will have served more than 12 years at the helm.

He will remain at the Scarlets for the entirety of the 2018/19 season and will only officially come under WRU employment in July 2019.

"First and foremost, on behalf of...

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...

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...