Pivac hails derby win

Date published: October 29 2016

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac praised his side's 26-15 victory over Cardiff Blues at the Arms Park as they took the PRO12 derby spoils.

The bonus-point success also saw the region put in a good defensive effort as they moved up to sixth in the standings, which delighted Pivac.

"It was a must win game with us five points off the Blues, what we didn't want to do was sink further back from that top six," he told the Scarlets.

"It was an important game and last year they were the only side to beat us twice and really they embarrassed us at home. That played on our minds and we talked about that in the week.

"What we wanted to do was come and front up in the forwards and have that superiority hopefully go through the whole team. We started really well, we won a lot of shoulder contact, got a lot of quick ball, scored early, which is exactly what we were trying to achieve."

Next up for the Scarlets is a home game against Glasgow on Saturday, November 5 and coach Pivac revealed they would be looking to continue their good run when they face a dangerous Warriors side.

"Whatever side they bring we know it'll be quality. They've been in the top four the last few seasons and have won it so we have full respect for Glasgow," he added.

"What we need to do is have a good look at this performance, in particular the second half, the amount of penalties we gave away. We need to make sure we don't repeat that."