Allen and Bradbury's tries set up 20-9 victory for Edinburgh over Scarlets

Duncan Weir kicked 10 points as Edinburgh won at home over Scarlets
Duncan Weir kicked 10 points as Edinburgh won at home over Scarlets

Edinburgh 20 - 9 Scarlets, Murrayfield

Edinburgh launched their 2016 Pro12 campaign at Murrayfield with a hard-fought 20-9 win against error prone Scarlets on Friday.

Wing Mike Allen and number-eight Magnus Bradbury scored a try each for the hosts, while the visitors drew a blank in their tries tally.

Edinburgh fly-half Duncan Weir had a productive outing with the boot as he managed to successfully convert both the tries in addition to scoring a couple of penalties.

Scarlets fly-half Rhys Patchell's hat-trick of penalties were the sole contribution to the points tally as the visitors paid a costly price for committing too many errors.

A wet and sparsely-attended Murrayfield saw three players getting sent to the sin-bin. Jake Ball, the Scarlets second-row, was sin-binned for taking a man in the air at a line-out, while Bradbury was sent to the sin-bin for a tip-tackle a minute after scoring the try.

Edinburgh centre Phil Burleigh was binned for a ruck offence on the 52nd minute, however, apart from a penalty a minute later, the visitors failed to take any noticeable advantage.

After a dismal show against Cardif last week, Alan Solomons and his men would be proud of their efforts, especially the defence.

With two defeats from two games, Wayne Pivac must be a worried individual in the Scarlets camp.’

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