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Connacht v Llanelli Scarlets

Guinness Pro 12 Round 9

Saturday 29th November 2014 Kick Off 19:30 On TV: Sky/TG4

After victories for both sides in Round 8 left Connacht and Scarlets in 6th and 7th respectively, both will be keen to strike a significant blow in the battle for a European Cup spot for 2015/16.

Other Match Stats

  • Scarlets have won the last 5 matches between the two teams. Connacht's last victory over Scarlets was in September 2011
  • Scarlets won on their last two visits to Connacht but prior to that Connacht won the previous 3 matches at the Sportsground
  • Scarlets have scored an average of just over 23 points per game in the league this season and conceded an average of just over 18
  • Scarlets have yet to win away from home this season, picking up just one draw away to Edinburgh in the league and a losing bonus away to Cardiff in the Anglo-Welsh Cup
  • Scarlets last away win was against Treviso on the 8th of February 41-33.

Scarlets Stats

Founded: 2003
Ground: Parc Y Scarlets
Capacity: 14,870
Coaches: Wayne Pivac
Captain: Ken Owens

Pro 12 Position 2013/14: 6th P:22 Points:55
Pro 12 Position 2014/15: 6th P:8 Points:22
Heineken Cup 2013/14: 3rd in Pool 4 Points: 11
European Cup: 2014/15: 2nd in Pool 3 Points: 4
Anglo-Welsh Cup 2013/14: 3rd in Pool 4 Points 8
Anglo-Welsh Cup 2014/15: 4th in Pool 3 Points 1

Previous Fixtures 

Scarlets 28-13 Zebre (Pro 12 Round 7)
Scarlets 7-24 Northampton (Anglo-Welsh Cup)
Cardiff Blues 19-13 Scarlets (Anglo-Welsh Cup)
Scarlets 19-9 Glasgow (Pro 12 Round 8)

Next Fixture:

Saturday 6th December Ulster v Scarlets @ 19.45 @ Ravenhill (European Champions Cup)

European Rugby Cup Standings (Pool 3)

Toulon 8
Scarlets 4
Leicester 4
Ulster 1

Scarlets Ins and Outs 2014/15

Players In
Regan King from Clermont Auvergne
Harry Robinson from Cardiff Blues
Peter Edwards from London Welsh
Rory Pitman from Wasps
Chris Hala'ufia from London Irish
Michael Tagicakibau from Saracens

Players Out
Jonathan Davies to Clermont Auvergne
Josh Turnbull to Cardiff Blues
Aled Thomas to Gloucester Rugby
Deacon Manu to Hong Kong Cricket Club (Head Coach)
Sione Timani to Tarbes
Gareth Thomas to Ospreys
Nic Reynolds to London Welsh
Olly Barkley to London Welsh
Gareth Maule to Bristol Rugby

Previous Meetings

Sunday 30th March 2014
Scarlets 32-30 Connacht

Saturday 23rd November 2013
Connacht 21-24 Scarlets

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