Pivac happy despite narrow victory

Date published: April 13 2015

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac highlighted the positive aspects after his side's narrow 28-26 victory over Zebre on Saturday.

The win in Parma was the Welsh region's first away victory of the season and they will be looking to build momentum heading into the final three rounds of the PRO12.

"On the positive side we came with a victory and four points," said Pivac.

"We've also come away with no injuries, which hasn't happened in a long while. To jump up into equal sixth makes it a pretty good weekend all round really."

It was a tough afternoon at the office for the Scarlets with Zebre leading 25-26 in the final minute of the game. An 82nd minute penalty from Rhys Priestland saw the Scarlets steal the victory though and secure four points in the race to ensuring a top six spot.

"There are parts of the game we will have to work on over the coming weeks," added Pivac.

"We kept them in the game through our mistakes which was frustrating.

"There were positives in the game, when we were under pressure we kept our composure and scored some very good tries."

Scarlets will take on the Dragons at the Millennium Stadium in the third installment of Judgement Day on Saturday, April 25 and Pivac believes the Newport-based region will be a tough opponent.

"They're on a great run of form at the moment – they'll be a really tough opponent and we have nothing but respect for them as a side. It's safe to say that it's another must win game for us," he said.

"We've got two weeks of hard work ahead of us. All in all we got the win and the result that we needed.”