MIxed emotions for Scarlets' Pivac

Date published: September 7 2014

Scarlets boss Wayne Pivac has mixed emotions after his side had to settle for a draw with Ulster at Parc y Scarlets on Saturday.

Scarlets boss Wayne Pivac admits he has mixed emotions after his first competitive game in charge of his new side ended in a dramatic 32-32 draw with Ulster at Parc y Scarlets on Saturday.

The Welsh region looked dangerous on attack and raced into a 24-15 half-time lead with tries from Harry Robinson, Rory Pitman and Gareth Davies.

Davies' second try after the break meant that Pivac's troops held a 14-point lead but Ulster fought back and Andrew Trimble's late try, and Ian Humphreys' conversion, meant honours ended even.

And Pivac feels his side have only themselves to blame for not securing a victory in their season opener.

“Around 32-18 I think the game should have been won,” he said.

“We've got to control our emotions on the field. And those are the things that we'll be working on pulling this tape apart as a team, to ensure we learn from that performance and are better next week

“Ulster are a good side, but it was more the gifting of points that was frustrating for me, rather than they created some great tries.

“On the other hand I thought we did create some good tries and I think we'll continue to do that. That's the type of team we are.”