REVENGE is a dish best served cold in Italy and the Scarlets
would have enjoyed their version of rugby retribution after this hard-fought but well deserved bonus-point victory over Benetton Treviso in Pool 5 at the Stadio Di Monigo.
The Welsh half-back pairing of Stephen Jones and Dwayne Peel slowly began to direct attacking momentum for the Scarlets
but there was only a Jones penalty to show for it to make it 7-3.
Despite a wealth of possession for Scarlets
and a lot of mistakes from Munster at lineouts and restarts, it was the Irish side who went in at half-time with a 17-10 lead.
found themselves 13-8 behind at the break.
At 26, I'm one of the older guys at the Scarlets
now and I'm really enjoying my rugby and having a full pre-season this summer will be good for me.
Playing into the difficult conditions of wind and rain, the Scarlets
conceded the first score in only the fifth minute when English referee Chris Ridley rightly awarded a penalty try after the visitors' scrum disintegrated and infringed near on their line.
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can confirm tighthead prop Rhodri Jones sustained a dislocated right shoulder, which was relocated while on the field, " the Scarlets
Then, another Scarlets
old boy, New Zealander Regan King, came on to produce a piece of magic to set up Aurelian Rougerie for the bonus point fourth try after 65 minutes.
welcomed back hooker Matthew Rees and fly-half Stephen Jones from Wales duty and Fiji captain Deacon Manu from the autumn internationals and the trio were used as second-half replacements.
The match went ahead as Parc y Scarlets
has undersoil heating which was able to offset the freezing conditions.
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were already without 18 players through international duty and lost Kristian Phillips inside three minutes.
Both sides could only muster a try apiece, but the Scarlets
just about deserved their victory for their territorial control.
The 18-year-old is one of a batch of new generation Scarlets
making an impact on the domestic and international scene.
Tries in each half from outside centre Tom Hughes and ex-Wales U20 skipper Tom Phillips helped steer the Scarlets
to a win that takes them level on to nine points with both the Pirates and Ulster A at the halfway stage in Pool Five.