Scarlets stun Ospreys

Rhys Priestland was integral to the Scarlets' victory
Rhys Priestland was integral to the Scarlets' victory
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The Scarlets gained some measure of revenge over the Ospreys by winning a keenly-contested Guinness Pro12 encounter 22-10 at Parc y Scarlets.

Their first win over the Ospreys since Boxing Day 2011 saw them overturn the 17-15 defeat at the Liberty Stadium last week.

Tries from Liam Williams and John Barclay proved to be the league leaders' undoing and Rhys Priestland added 12 points.

Dan Evans crossed for the Ospreys which Dan Biggar, who also landed a penalty, converted.

Scarlets' victory also ended Osprey's impressive run of 17 wins over Welsh opposition that stretched back to 2011.

The Ospreys were handicapped by the late withdrawal of scrum-half Rhys Webb through illness and the Scarlets boosted by the return of captain Scott Williams from injury.

And the home side surged into a 14-3 lead at the break, establishing a dominance that they did not relinquish.

Scott Williams was sin-binned as Priestland and Biggar traded early penalties before Liam Williams touched down.

Soon after the restart Barclay scored after good work by Liam and Scott Williams and they then opened up a 19-point advantage through the boot of Priestland.

There were 13 minutes to go when Evans gave the Ospreys a lifeline but their attempts at a comeback were snuffed out by the Scarlets.