Pivac ready for emotional Racing clash

Date published: November 19 2015

Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac expects Saturday's Champions Cup clash with Racing 92 at Parc y Scarlets to be an emotional affair.

Racing kick off their campaign against the Welsh region after last weekend's clash gainst Glasgow Warriors was postponed due to the terror attacks in Paris.

Scarlets are eager to get their campaign back on track after suffering a 15-11 defeat against Northampton in their Pool 3 opener at Franklin's Gardens last weekend.

Pivac expects the Paris-based club to be highly motivated after last Friday's tragic events in their city.

"The events in Paris have affected everyone around the globe," he told the EPC Rugby website. 

"We expect Racing to be very motivated to put on a performance for the people back home.

"Obviously, we are feeling for the people in France, just like everybody else is, and it will be a special occasion as a result.

"There is going to be an emotional occasion out there on Saturday. It affects everybody in some way but for the people of France and the players coming across even more so.

"We will pay our respects, like all sides did last weekend and will do this weekend when playing a French side. The fact we are playing a side from Paris as well has a massive significance."