Match Preview: Scarlets

Match Preview: Scarlets

​​​Get the latest ahead of Sunday afternoon's Rainbow Cup match-up with Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets (kick-off 1pm) with this week's Match Preview.

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HOW TO WATCH

The match is live on Premier Sports 1 from 12.30pm ahead of a 1pm kick-off at Parc y Scarlets

You can can also keep up with minute-by-minute updates via the Galbraith Match Centre.


MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU, 48th competition game)

Assistant Referees: Adam Jones, Aled Evans (both WRU)

TMO: Sean Brickell (WRU)


TEAM NEWS

The Edinburgh Rugby team to face Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets in the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup will be named at 12 noon on Friday 11 June via the club's website and social channels.

OVERALL PRO14 RECORD

Played 36, Scarlets won 15, Edinburgh won 20 with 1 game drawn.


STORY OF THE MATCH

These sides played out a PRO14 classic when they met at BT Murrayfield in February, so the returning fans at Parc y Scarlets will hope they are in for another treat.

The Scarlets won 27-25 on that occasion but have lost two of their last three games at home, which Edinburgh can take some confidence from.The Scottish capital club will also be boosted by the fact they have won on their last three visits to Llanelli.

Edinburgh have, however, only won one of their last seven matches - that victory coming at home to Zebre.


LAST TIME OUT

The two sides met at BT Murrayfield in February where Scarlets ran out 25-27 winners in an end-to-end classic in the Scottish capital.

RECENT MEETINGS

Date

Venue

S

E

Scarlets scorers

Edinburgh scorers

Fri 2 Nov 18

BT Murrayfield

21

31

Johnny McNicholl(T) Paul Asquith(T) Dan Jones(3C) Morgan Williams(T)

Tom Brown(2T) Pierre Schoeman(T) Viliame Mata(2T) Juan Pablo Socino(C) Simon Hickey(2C)

Sat 6 Apr 19

Parc y Scarlets

12

20

Gareth Davies(T) Jonathan Davies(T) Leigh Halfpenny(C)

Jaco van der Walt(T/2C/2P) Matt Scott(T)

Sat 26 Oct 19

BT Murrayfield

7

46

Marc Jones(T) Dan Jones(C)

Mike Willemse(2T) Duhan van der Merwe(3T) Jaco van der Walt(C) Mark Bennett(T) Simon Hickey(3C/P) Eroni Sau(T)

Sat 15 Feb 20

Parc y Scarlets

9

14

Dan Jones(3P)

Duhan van der Merwe(T) Jaco van der Walt(2C) Matt Scott(T)

Sun 1 Nov 20

Parc y Scarlets

3

6

Angus O'Brien(P)

Jaco van der Walt(2P)

Sat 27 Feb 21

BT Murrayfield

27

25

Johnny McNicholl(T) Tyler Morgan(T) Dane Blacker(T) Dan Jones(3C/2P)

Jaco van der Walt(2C/2P) Dave Cherry(T) Magnus Bradbury(T) Darcy Graham(T)


TEAM COMPARISON

COMPARISON

Scarlets

Edinburgh

Last 3 PRO14 results:

8 May - Ospreys (H) W 22-6

7 May - Glasgow (A) L 19-29

15 May - Cardiff Blues (H) L 28-29

15 May - Glasgow (H) L 24-31

29 May - Ulster (A) W 0-0

5 Jun - Ulster (H) L 31-34

Rainbow Cup 2021

Pool N: 8th - W1 D1 L2 - 10pts

Pool N: 11th - W1 D0 L3 - 7pts

PRO14 form

lWlWLd (13pts)

llWlLL (8pts)

Top try scorer

3 - Dane Blacker

2 - Eroni Sau, Pierre Schoeman

Top points scorer

26 - Leigh Halfpenny

20 - Blair Kinghorn


KEY STATS

Scarlets most recent match, away at Ulster, was cancelled due to the health situation whilst their only victory in a match that was actually played in the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup was at home to Ospreys in Round 2.

The Welshmen have lost two of their three most recent games at Parc y Scarlets.

Edinburgh Rugby have won only one of their last seven fixtures: 24-18 at home to Zebre in Round 1 of the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup.

Edinburgh have not won away from home since a trip to Connacht in Round 15 of the Guinness PRO14.

Scarlets beat Edinburgh 27-25 at BT Murrayfield in the PRO14 in February to end a six-game losing run to the capital side

Edinburgh have won on their last three visits to Parc y Scarlets.

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