Scarlets ease past Leicester Tigers with 33-10 victory

Scarlets secured a bonus point victory
Scarlets secured a bonus point victory
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Scarlets 33-10 Leicester Tigers, Parc y Scarlets
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Scarlets finally managed to get their first victory in the Heineken Champions Cup as they completed a 33-10 bonus point victory over Leicester Tigers at Parc y Scarlets on Saturday.

Scarlets now move to the third position in Pool 4 while Leicester Tigers now languish at the bottom with both the teams out of contention for play-offs.

After the first 24 minutes went without a point, Rob Evans crossed over from close range to get Scarlets off the mark but Dan Jones missed out on the conversion. Skipper Ken Owens dotted down three minutes before the break but this time Owens improved it as the Welsh side had a 12-0 lead at the end of the first half.

There was no respite whatsoever for the visitors with Evans scoring his second try of the evening early in the second half and Johnny McNicholl followed the suit in the 50th minute as Wayne Pivac's men scored 26 unanswered points and in the process also claimed a try bonus point.

The problems compounded for Leicester when Mike Williams was sin-binned in the 63rd minute and Scarlets capitalised on the numerical advantage with Steff Evans scoring a try to make it 33-0.

Even though Will Evans (67') and Michael Fitzgerald (77') provided some consolation for Leicester with a try apiece they were completely dominated by Scarlets, who completed a comfortable 23 point victory.

 

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