Category: Scarlets

Bogey Team

  Warren Gatland's exit from the position of Wales head coach after RWC 2019 was the most significant of the Six Nations sides. He had been in the job for over 10 years, and had moulded his team into a resilient, grizzled unit that, while not necessarily gifted, were good enough to win Grand Slams … Continue reading Bogey Team

Double Down

  There was an energy and a purpose to Leinster’s performance on Saturday that you don’t normally see from a team who are at the tail end of a season where they dispatched the best sides in Europe. The eight points between the sides on the scoreboard at the final whistle doesn’t fully reflect how … Continue reading Double Down


  In the build-up to Munster's Champions Cup semi-final with Racing 92 in Bordeaux last month, Johann van Graan stated that Munster's pool games with the French side this season would have no bearing on their meeting in the knockout stages. It's a sentiment that I wouldn't necessarily agree with, because any time that two … Continue reading Rematch

Tidal Wave

  When Scott Fardy scored Leinster’s fourth try on Saturday, the atmosphere in the Aviva Stadium instantly disappeared. The passionate and vocal Llanelli supporters that had made the trip became visibly dispirited. In a way, it was disappointing that a match that was billed as a European knockout stage classic ended up being so one-sided, … Continue reading Tidal Wave