Pivac wants fortress Parc y Scarlets

Date published: November 22 2014

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The Scarlets’ win over Glasgow on Friday not only kept their top four campaign alive but also concluded a record-breaking year.

The Scarlets’ victory over Glasgow on Friday not only kept their top four campaign alive but also concluded a record-breaking year for the West Wales region.

The 19-9 victory over the Scots was Scarlets’ 11th consecutive home result, ten victories and a draw, in the PRO12 in 2014.

The last defeat at Parc y Scarlets, in the PRO12, came on Boxing Day 2013 against regional rivals the Ospreys and the return of the West Wales derby, on Saturday 3 January, will be Scarlets’ next home outing in the PRO12.

Speaking after Friday’s victory Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac said: “We’re trying to make [Parc y Scarlets] a fortress.

“Everyone talks like that about their home games and that’s certainly what we’re trying to do.

“We haven’t lost here this season and the team hasn’t lost here since December.

“We’re building up a good record at home.”

Scarlets’ last unbeaten home run, in a calendar year, in the Celtic League was back in 2006 at Stradey Park with 9 victories and a draw.

Meanwhile, Glasgow boss Gregor Townsend looked back on the result with disappointment.

“It was a frustrating night as we had trained and prepared really well but just weren’t consistent enough during the game,” he said.

“There were times when we did show real energy and played tactically well but there were other times, especially when we didn’t have the ball, where we dropped below the required standard.”

“It was a shame we couldn’t kick on once we got to 9-9 and Scarlets ended up controlling the last 20 minutes.”

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