Pivac expects tough clash

Date published: September 22 2016

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac says he's expecting a great contest against Connacht at Parc y Scarlets on Saturday.

After three rounds of the PRO12 both sides are heading into the huge fourth round clash without a win and without a point on the board.

Speaking earlier this week Pivac said, "We're obviously disappointed with where we are after three games and it's not lost on the team. There's a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes here at the Parc. 

"I think it's fair to say that the league position isn't a true reflection of how we're playing. We are creating enough opportunities to win games of rugby."

Scarlets failed to capitalise on opportunities against Ulster last Friday with Pivac going on to say; "There were good aspects against Ulster, who are one of the better sides in the competition, it was a step up for us but we're still after that win which we're concentrating on getting this weekend.

"The frustrating part is that we've started well in all three games. The disappointment is that we haven't been able to capitalise on those starts."

Looking ahead to Saturday's clash he said, "It'll be a great contest, you wouldn't want to be the team that comes off second! This really is a big game for us.

"It's good to be back at home here at the Parc and the boys are very much looking forward to it. Hopefully there's a boisterous crowd here to lift the team and get a decent performance out of it."