Post-Match Reaction: Guinness PRO12 Final – Scarlets V Munster – – May 27 2017

Match reaction

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac on his side’s attacking performace: “It was very, very pleasing. It’s something that the boys want to do. They want to play the style of rugby that we’re playing. It’s been successful for us.

“Probably the thing that was a little annoying was when the rain came down so heavily this morning. We were hoping that it would stop before kick-off time, and it did. Very pleased with the boys, the way they nailed those skills under pressure in those conditions. Just a fantastic result.

“We’re talking about our attack now, scoring tries, but also our defence has been fantastic. Again today, we let a couple of soft ones in at the end, but generally speaking our defence was pretty rock solid. I think we’re not only a strong attacking team now, but we’re also a very strong defensive team.”

Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus, magnanimous in defeat: “I think if you go and look at those tries (from Scarlets), they were just unbelievable tries.

“A lot of speed and skill. They out-and-out deserved this game, and even from last week, playing with 14 men (against Leinster), going into this game they just stepped it up.

“You can see they are a team that really believe in one another, that understands one another, and really believed in the way the coaches are coaching. If you are a little bit off your game, they punish you like they did, so no excuses.”

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