Ulster Rugby vs Llanelli Scarlets


CLUB STATS Location Llanelli, Wales Founded 2003 Ground Parc y Scarlets Capacity 14,800 Last Game Edinburgh Rugby (A) 20 - 9 (L) Friday 9th Sep 2016, 19:35 Next Game Connacht Rugby (A) Sat 24th Sep 2016, 19:35 Recent Form L L L

Captain Ken Owens says the Scarlets will not be hitting the panic button after losing their opening two games of the Guinness PRO12 season. The Welsh region face unbeaten Ulster tonight following defeats by Edinburgh and Munster. Owens is frustrated by the poor start, and acknowledged Ulster will be a tough challenge on their home ground: “Kingspan is probably the last place you want to be going when you’ve lost two on the bounce,” he said. “There’s always going to be pressure but we’re not hitting the panic button yet. It’s the second game into the season and we could win the next 20 and we finish top!” Scarlets’ disappointing start follows a summer when they recruited Wales and Lions centre Jonathan Davies and Blues fly- half Rhys Patchell. They were the top-placed Welsh region in the PRO12 last season, and are Wales’ only representatives in the European Rugby Champions’ Cup this term, but have scored only one try in two league matches. Coach Wayne Pivac says much of the early-season damage is self-inflicted: “We’re our own worst enemies, we’re hurting ourselves at the moment more than the opposition are. They’re taking advantage of our mistakes and we’re zero from two as a result. Some of the statistics were in our favour - better than the stats when we were winning matches last season. So I’m disappointed that we’re not converting opportunities two weeks in a row.”


STAFF Coach Wayne Pivac Captain Ken Owens

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