Pivac staying at Scarlets

Date published: October 30 2015

Scarlets have received a major boost with the news that Wayne Pivac has committed his future to the region by signing a new contract.

Head Coach Pivac has penned a new deal that will keep him at the Scarlets for the next few years. He was appointed to the role of Head Coach in August 2014 and has agreed to remain at Parc y Scarlets despite interest from elsewhere.

The news comes as a welcome boost as the region prepare to take on the Dragons in the first Welsh derby of the season, at Parc y Scarlets on Friday, looking for a sixth consecutive victory in the 2015/16 PRO12 campaign.

Confirming the news that Pivac had signed a new deal Jon Daniels, General Manager of Rugby at the Scarlets, said: "Wayne has made his mark at the region since taking over the reins ahead of last season.

"He has built a strong coaching group around him in Stephen, Byron and Ioan, and the fruits of their labour are already clear for all to see after such a strong start to the season. We are delighted that Wayne sees himself as part of the Scarlets and we're pleased to be in a position to secure his signature at such an early stage in the season.

"We have made significant investment to the environment at Parc y Scarlets in recent months and recruitment for 2016-17 and beyond has been underway for some time now. Securing Wayne's signature is proof that the region has ambitions to succeed at the highest level."

Commenting on the news head coach Pivac said: "I'm very happy to have committed to the club for the next two seasons and I'd like to thank the Scarlets board for their support.

"Having worked with the team for the last 15 months or so, and seeing the progress we've started to make, my intention and ambition has always been to continue my work here and take the team as far as we can.

"People make the place and we have a great coaching mix in Byron, Steve and Ioan and I'm looking forward to working with them over the next couple of seasons and see how far we can take the club.

"We're all rolling our sleeves up and I think that you're seeing that the team is slowly evolving and long may it continue; there are exciting times ahead."