Pivac backed for Scarlets job

Date published: July 18 2014

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Scarlets assistant coach Wayne Pivac has been given a glowing recommendation to take the top job at the Guinness PRO12 region.

Scarlets assistant coach Wayne Pivac has received a glowing recommendation to take the top job by former Wales back Shane Howarth.

Pivac is rumoured to be the front-runner to replace the outgoing Simon Easterby, who has left the side to become Ireland's new forwards coach.

And Howarth believes he would do a good job.

“He's got a proven track record,” he told the BBC.

“He coached with Auckland and I think won three championships in a row down there and for people up here it's a pretty tough competition.

“He's also had international experience with Fiji and he's had a head coach role so he understands what it takes to be a head coach.

Howarth added: “Wayne knows his rugby. He's very meticulous in what he does and he's very good around the forward pack.”

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