Pivac bemoans wasted chances

Date published: September 27 2014

Scarlets boss Wayne Pivac feels his side’s inability to use their chances cost them victory against Edinburgh at Murrayfield on Friday.

The Welsh region opened the scoring via a first minute try from Harry Robinson and built up 17-3 lead after Liam Williams also crossed the whitewash.

But they allow the hosts back into the game and had to settle for a 20-20 draw eventually.

We felt at half time that it was ours to win – as it was ours to lose,” said Pivac.

“We did enough in the first half and if we’d have scored that other try it might well have been a different game.

“We’ve been starting our games well and a try in the first 40 seconds is a great way to get underway but we didn’t capitalise on the opportunities we created.

“We allowed Edinburgh back into the game and gave away too many penalties in the second half.

“In a tight game like that it’s about field position and staying in the arm wrestle. We need to be putting pressure on the opposition so that they’re the ones giving away the penalties.”

The two points earned from the draw means the Scarlets are currently in seventh spot on the table with 10 points from four matches.

“It was disappointing that we weren’t able to get the four points but we’re heading home next weekend and looking forward to playing in front of a passionate Scarlets crowd.

“We’ll be working on decision making under pressure this week and making sure that we can improve ahead of Dragons at home.”