Priestland seeking Munster revenge

Milford Mercury: Rhys Priestland is looking for a Scarlets victory over Munster at Thomond Park.

11:19am Friday 10th October 2014

SCARLETS outside-half Rhys Priestland says it was bitterly disappointing to lose against Munster at Musgrave Park in the PRO12 last season and taking a victory over the Irish province at Thomond Park on Friday evening will be a step in the right direction for the Welsh region.

Hala'ufia set for London loan

Milford Mercury: LONDON-BOUND: Tongan Number 8 Chris Hala'ufia joins London Welsh on a two-week loan.

4:33pm Friday 3rd October 2014

Scarlets can today confirm that Tongan number 8 Chris Hala'ufia will join London Welsh on a two week loan basis.

Hala'ufia set for London loan

Milford Mercury: LONDON-BOUND: Tongan Number 8 Chris Hala'ufia joins London Welsh on a two-week loan.

11:07am Friday 3rd October 2014

Scarlets can today confirm that Tongan number 8 Chris Hala'ufia will join London Welsh on a two week loan basis.

Pivac set for first Welsh derby

Milford Mercury: READY TO ROLL: Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac looks ahead to the meeting with Newport Gwent Dragons.

12:37pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Scarlets take on Newport Gwent Dragons at Parc y Scarlets on Sunday, October 5, in the region's first Welsh derby of the season.

Scarlets confirm Owens sidelined for 12 weeks

Milford Mercury: OPERATION: Scarlets skipper Ken Owens injured his neck in training last week.

12:37pm Friday 26th September 2014

Scarlets have confirmed that captain Ken Owens is to undergo surgery on a neck injury.

The Scarlet head for Scotland on Friday

Milford Mercury: IN THE RED: Byron Hayward has  join the new-look coaching team as Defence Coach.

12:57pm Thursday 25th September 2014

The Scarlets travel to the Scottish capital to take on Edinburgh Rugby on Friday evening with the home side looking to bounce back from a heavy defeat in round three.

Scarlets thank Wilson for his contribution

Milford Mercury: DEPARTURE: Forward coach Danny Wilson has left the Scarlets to take up a new role with Bristol.

12:07pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE Scarlets have today confirmed that Danny Wilson has stepped down from his position as technical scrum coach with the region as he takes up a new role with Bristol Rugby.

Scarlets extend sponsorship link-up

Milford Mercury: IN THE RED: Byron Hayward has  join the new-look coaching team as Defence Coach.

11:07am Monday 8th September 2014

Scarlets' environmental partner, Dragon Energy Solutions, have extended their partnership and sponsorship of the Scarlets for the 2014-15 season.

Scarlets announce Maule departure

Milford Mercury: DECISION: Gareth Maule has thanked Scarlets fans after announcing his decision to leave the region.

3:22pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

The Scarlets have confirmed centre Gareth Maule will leave the region to follow a fresh career opportunity with Bristol Rugby.

Hayward joins Scarlets coaching staff

Milford Mercury: IN THE RED: Byron Hayward has  join the new-look coaching team as Defence Coach.

1:50pm Thursday 14th August 2014

The Scarlets have announced that Byron Hayward will join the new-look coaching team as Defence Coach.

Scarlets ready for tough French test

Milford Mercury: HOME TEST: The Scarlets host French side Racing Metro at Parc y Scarlets on Saturday evening as they look to back up their sensational first round win in the Heineken Cup with another big performance.

1:56pm Friday 18th October 2013

The Scarlets host French super side Racing Metro at their home Parc y Scarlets on Saturday evening as they look to back up their sensational first round win in the Heineken Cup with another big performance in front of their home crowd.

Scarlet Priestland pays a visit to Burry Port

Milford Mercury: REDS ON THE ROAD: Rhys Priestland gets stuck in at Burry Port RFC as part of Scarlets' Community Roadshow. Pic: Riley Sports Photography

3:46pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013

Burry Port RFC received a special visit from Scarlets and Wales internationals Rhys Priestland, Aaron Shingler and Ken Owens this week as the region’s community activity picks up a pace.

Barclay looking forward to life in the red

Milford Mercury: NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: Scottish international John Barclay says he Is eager to get started after receiving the all clear from medics last week.

3:16pm Wednesday 18th September 2013

New Scarlets signing, Scottish international John Barclay says he’s eager to get started with his new region after receiving the all clear from medics last week.

Lions star back in Scarlets colours as Treviso come calling

12:15pm Friday 13th September 2013

British and Irish Lions centre Jonathan Davies will be given a warm welcome back to play at Parc y Scarlets on Saturday night as the Scarlets host their second PRO12 fixture against Italian side Treviso.

Scarlets internationals join in the fun at Murco family day

Milford Mercury: FUN DAY: Niamh and Luke Devonald from Haverfordwest at Murco Family Day.

4:39pm Thursday 12th September 2013

Following on from Friday evening’s opening clash in the 2013-14 RaboDirect PRO12 the Scarlets continued their community visits on Sunday taking in some of the beautiful coastline of Pembrokeshire.

Scarlets helps launch DAB Digital Radio for West and Mid Wales

Milford Mercury: IN TUNE: Scarlets centre Jonathan Davies launched digital radio for West and Mid Wales at Parc y Scarlets on Friday evening. Pictured with Laurence Harrison from Digital Radio UK and Cochyn.

4:42pm Thursday 12th September 2013

SCARLETS, Wales and British & Irish Lions centre Jonathan Davies officially switched on 3 new DAB digital radio transmitters ahead of the opening round of the RaboDirect PRO12 on Friday evening at Parc y Scarlets.

Scarlets vow to come out fighting in front of home crowd

4:44pm Thursday 12th September 2013

The Scarlets disappointment and frustration at losing out in the final 15 minutes of high tempo opening game against Leinster will only serve to spur the players on for next week’s home game against Treviso.

Scarlets looking for strong start as the host PRO12 champions

4:46pm Thursday 12th September 2013

The Scarlets will open their RaboDirect PRO12 season at home this Friday with a big fixture against the reigning champions Leinster at Parc y Scarlets (kick off 7.05pm).

Dinefwr are getting a taste for victory

10:50am Friday 28th October 2011

Premier League Two hockey Dinefwr 4 Haverfordwest 2 THE tide seems to have turned for Dinefwr Firsts who enjoyed their second consecutive win.

Sobering home loss for Panty

10:50am Thursday 27th October 2011

Division Six West Pantyffynnon 5 Tregaron 32 AFTER the euphoria of last week’s victory, Panty were brought back down to earth with sobering effect by Tregaron.

Gors win to keep good form going

10:50am Thursday 27th October 2011

Division Five South West Cwmtwrch 6 Cwmgors 13 CWMGORS’ rich vein of form continued with a fine victory in this Swansea Valley derby at Cwmtwrch.

Magpies denied by ref's injury

10:40am Thursday 27th October 2011

Division Three West Lampeter 10, Tumble 16 (match abandoned after 70 mins) THE Magpies dominated the game, only for referee Mike Davies to pull up injured with ten minutes play remaining.

Late score wins game for Brynaman

10:40am Thursday 27th October 2011

Division Three South West Brynaman 23 Pencoed 14 BRYNAMAN continued where they left off with a fine win over a committed Pencoed outfit.

Dominant Penygroes well on top

10:40am Thursday 27th October 2011

Division Five West Penygroes 36, Llangwm 3 A FINE display of running rugby sawPenygroes halt their run of narrow defeats against a spirited Llangwm side.

Thomas on song to help Amman clinch a bonus

10:40am Thursday 27th October 2011

Division Four West Amman Utd 34 Laugharne 3 AMMAN United returned to winning ways with a bonuspoint victory over Laugharne at Cwmamman Park.

Roberts is try-scoring hero for Llandeilo

6:00am Thursday 27th October 2011

LLANDEILO moved into second place despite an unconvincing performance against lowly Tenby United at Heywood Lane.

Shaun makes Llandovery Miles better!

11:00am Wednesday 26th October 2011

Principality Premiership Swansea 21, Llandovery 37 THE Drovers added Swansea to their ever-growing number of Osprey scalps with this bonus point win over the All Whites at St Helen’s, writes Tom Hughes.

Ammanford go down to Dinas

10:50am Wednesday 26th October 2011

Welsh League Division Two Dinas Powys 2 Ammanford 1 Ammanford came away from Dinas Powys feeling they probably deserved a point after a late rally.

Ammanford left to rue missed chances

10:39am Wednesday 26th October 2011

Division One West Ammanford 19 Carmarthen Athletic 26 WITH both teams going into this game on the back of three defeats it was no surprise that they started hesitantly.

Scarlets side ready for heated derby battle at Rodney Parade

11:34am Thursday 23rd September 2010

Scarlets side ready for heated derby battle at Rodney Parade The Scarlets have named a strong starting XV to face Newport Gwent Dragons on Friday evening in their Magners League fixture away at Rodney Parade (kick-off 7.05pm). The Dragons encounter is the first in a Welsh derby double-header for the Scarlets - who then face the big local derby game of the season next Saturday as they entertain old rivals the Ospreys at Parc y Scarlets kick-off 8.05pm. The next two games are seen as crucial to the Scarlets as the West Wales region seeks to build momentum in its Magners League campaign. Head Coach of the Scarlets, Nigel Davies said: "These two games are massive for us as a region not only as local derbies but because it's all about the momentum factor and getting into a winning habit - so that we can go into the next series of games on the back of success which helps breed confidence." There are only two changes to the Scarlets starting line-up that put in a commanding six-try winning performance (49-10) over Italians Aironi last weekend at Parc y Scarlets. The only changes are Josh Turnbull who starts at flanker along with experienced lock and Scarlets' seasoned campaigner Vernon Cooper (354 appearances) who joins Lou Reed in the second row. The Scarlets have won their last four matches against Newport Gwent Dragons but will be not be taking that for granted against their Welsh derby rivals who have strong home form and a point to prove after their last outing against Cardiff Blues last weekend. Head Coach Nigel Davies said: "They will need to be up for this game. The Dragons are team with a lot to play for this weekend as we have. And they will be hurting after their last performance so it will be backs against the wall for them and they're a dangerous animal, when that's the case. "They will also be playing in their environment, which can be intimidating for visitors. The Dragons are always a different proposition at home and will come out all guns blazing and we are expecting that - so we know that physically we have to match them. "We have to be very accurate, as much as there is a lot of potential in our back line, we'll need get our type of ball in the right areas and we build into the game, not but pressure on ourselves and not to throw the ball too wide too early "It's about being very tight on our game plan, in the heat of this battle we're not going to be able to second guess them. There will be a lot of pressure on the players because of where it is and because it's a local derby. We can't allow them to come into the game through our mistakes - and the thing that underpins that is our ability to front-up physically." Davies said that the Scarlets' back-to-back wins were encouraging but said it would mean nothing if they don't get results out of their next two derby encounters. "We've got a long way to go yet, but in terms of where we are at the moment we are pretty happy. "But it won't count for much if we don't back it up and that's what we have got to do this weekend and next against the Ospreys at home. It's a big season for us and we have a lot of ground to make up. "I have been impressed with the players and their real endeavour and spirit to play rugby so far this season, to keep the ball alive and keep the game alive. I am excited about the potential of this team - we do have some great strike players but it is about building consistency in our performances and a habit of winning." Scarlets starting XV against Newport Gwent Dragons Friday 24th September 2010: Andy Fenby, George North, Regan King, Jon Davies, Sean Lamont, Stephen Jones, Tavis Knoyle, Iestyn Thomas, Matthew Rees (capt), Deacon Manu, Lou Reed, Vernon Cooper, Josh Turnbull, Johnathan Edwards, David Lyons. Replacements: Ken Owens, Phil John, Rhys Thomas, Jonny Fa'amatuainu, Dominic Day, Martin Roberts, Gareth Maule, Rhys Priestland. Rob McCusker does not make the fitness race with a bruised shoulder after last weekend's game against Aironi. Morgan Stoddart is expected to return in the next fortnight after picking up a minor tear in his hamstring three weeks ago.

Scarlets expect physical test against Italian newcomers

9:24am Thursday 16th September 2010

The Scarlets' second home game of the season kicks off on Friday evening (8.05pm; Parc y Scarlets) when they face their next big Italian encounter of the season against Magners League newcomers Aironi.

Nigel Davies names side to face Edinburgh

2:00pm Thursday 3rd December 2009

Scarlets Head Coach Nigel Davies has brought back some of the Scarlets' big performers for his team's clash against Edinburgh this Friday in the Magners League (Fri 4th December 7.05pm Parc y Scarlets).

Scarlets open their doors to fans at training session

Milford Mercury: Jonathan Davies poses with young Scarlets fans

11:13am Wednesday 2nd December 2009

The Scarlets got their supporters back into swing of regional rugby again this week by opening up their doors to a players training session on Monday (November 30th) night.

Week three: Player profile: Daniel Evans

Milford Mercury: Daniel Evans

11:10am Wednesday 18th November 2009

Ammanford hero, full back Daniel Evans is another successful product of the Scarlets Academy.

Scarlets field strong team for Parc y Scarlets clash against Warriors

10:07am Thursday 12th November 2009

Scarlets Head Coach Nigel Davies has brought back some of the Scarlets' big performers for his team's clash against Worcester Warriors this Saturday in the LV=Cup (Sat 14th November 3pm Parc y Scarlets).

Player profile: Dominic Day

Milford Mercury: Dominic Day.

12:36pm Wednesday 11th November 2009

Dominic Day was born in Haverfordwest and brought up in Lamphey.

Young Scarlets take pride from draw at Harlequins

Milford Mercury: Josh Turnbull played well for the Scarlets at The Stoop.

4:05pm Monday 9th November 2009

It may have been a new look Scarlets side at The Stoop on Sunday afternoon but a youthful and energetic team delivered a strong performance to achieve a draw (15-15) against a more experienced Harlequins side.

Mark Jones' injury rules hime out for three months

Milford Mercury: Mark Jones' injury blow

2:27pm Thursday 5th November 2009

Scarlets captain and international winger Mark Jones will be out of action for a minimum of three months, the region confirmed today.

Opportunities to shine handed to Scarlets young guns

11:31am Wednesday 4th November 2009

Nigel Davies has named a youthful 22 for his team's LV = Cup opener against Harlequins at The Stoop with a new captaincy role for North Wales born centre Rob Higgitt.

Scarlets' player profile: Jonathan Davies

Milford Mercury: Jonathan Davies caters over for a try against the Blues

9:59am Wednesday 4th November 2009

Jonathan Davies was brought up in Bancyfelin and played his first rugby at under-8s for St Clears and then Whitland up to under-16 level.

Scarlets team up with Western Telegraph

Milford Mercury: Scarlets' Mark Jones, Dominic Day and Jonathan Davies

9:54am Wednesday 4th November 2009

The Scarlets are teaming up with the Western Telegraph, Milford Mercury and South Wales Guardian this season to bring supporters in west Wales all the latest news and developments from Parc y Scarlets.

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