Pivac praises Scarlets defence

Date published: January 4 2015

Scarlets boss Wayne Pivac praised his side’s defence after their 22-10 derby victory over the Ospreys at Parc y Scarlets on Saturday.

The hosts, who led 14-3 at half-time, were determined to keep the unbeaten home record alive and kick-off 2015 in style.

The performance didn’t disappoint the 12,301 supporters in the ground with plenty of silky skills, evasive running rugby and strong forwards platform on show.

Speaking after the game head coach Wayne Pivac said: “Obviously there’s a proud record at home and it’s something the boys are well aware of.

“We talked about [it in the week] and they’re very protective of that.

“Defense was a big thing we wanted to work on. It was a lot better this week, communication and the whole defensive effort was right up there.”

A fine performance from the pack secured a solid platform to work from which impressed Pivac.

“The set piece scrum went well and we got points from that again this week,” he added.

That’s an asset for us at the moment.”

The Scarlets face Glasgow at their Scotstoun home on Friday evening looking for their first win on the road this season

“When we’re at home those energy levels are up, we need to take this type of performance on the road next week,” said Pivac.

“The boys were focused and the self-belief was certainly there.”