Blackadder wary of Scarlets ‘challenge’

Date published: January 12 2018

Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder believes Friday's European Champions Cup clash against the Scarlets is a 'real challenge'.

Blackadder's side won the last encounter between the sides just three months ago and top the Pool Five standings. but three-time European champions Toulon are level with them and Scarlets lie third, just one point behind.

It is a game which both sides must win and Blackadder is not underestimating the magnitude of the task that awaits his side.

"It is a real challenge," Bath rugby director Blackadder said, ahead of the Recreation Ground encounter.

"We did a lot of homework and analysis on them before the first game, and I can clearly see why they are a quality side.

"They are a team that will come firing. They are still in this competition with a lot to play for, so it's a big game for both teams.

"They are a quality team, and in no way would we underestimate just what damage they can do with the ball in hand."