Pivac; “It was a matter of getting the result.” :: 16 May 17:17
A victory over Benetton Treviso as part of Guinness PRO12’s Super Saturday has secured Scarlets’ place in next season’s European Rugby Champions Cup.
A four point margin saw Scarlets win with a 13-17 result over the Italians and in doing so secured top flight of European rugby for next season.
Speaking after the game Head Coach Wayne Pivac said; “We wanted to qualify under our own steam really. Winning by 1 or 20 it didn’t really bother us, it was a matter of getting the result.
“You’d like to get a nice 80 minutes but our season was replicated over that 80 today.”
In what was a tense affair it was Treviso who got a foothold in the game early on with two first half tries heading in 13-3 the better at half time.
Scarlets’ only score in the opening forty was a penalty for Rhys Priestland in his last game for the region. A stronger start to the second half saw Scarlets play with composure building through the phases to come back to secure the result.
Pivac went on to say: “We made it hard for ourselves. We didn’t control the ball, turned too much ball over again. However, we got the points when we needed to and got the result.
“We kept an eye on the other results during the game but we wanted to win it. The boys stuck at it and got the result.”