Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac hails stylish final victory over Munster
Head coach Wayne Pivac praised Scarlets’ attacking style as they secured the Guinness PRO12 title with a stunning 46-22 success against Munster at the Aviva Stadium.
First half tries from Liam Williams, Steff Evans, Gareth Davies and Tadhg Beirne put Scarlets in the driving seat against this year’s table toppers, leading 29-10 at half-time.
The Llanelli outfit, who had ended Leinster’s hopes at the nearby RDS last week, hammered home their dominance with two more tries from replacement DTH van der Merwe and James Davies in the final 11 minutes.
Injured captain Ken Owens joined stand-in skipper John Barclay at the trophy presentation as Scarlets were crowned champions for the first time since 2004.
Although the heavy rainfall prior to kick-off was a cause for concern, Pivac was delighted with Scarlets’ level of performance.
Pivac feels that working on the core skills of the game has helped to develop a winning formula at Parc y Scarlets, and while Munster wingers Andrew Conway and Keith Earls did get through for a couple of late consolation tries, he acknowledged that the Welsh region’s defence was just as impressive as their attack.