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Having lived all my life in the small village of Pwll, a stone's throw from the famous Stradey Park, rugby has played a big part in my life. I'm a true 'one-eyed Turk' and proud of it...I've witnessed historical victories, some of the biggest names in rugby and heart break (when we've lost against the Ospreys!!) during my love affair with the Scarlets. Along with the historic season of 1992/93 that saw the Scarlets beat Australia, World Champions at the time, my most memorable day in Stradey was my Wedding Day....the only time a blessing had been held in the ground! Starting my own business has enabled me to devote more time to both my Scarlets, recently becoming a player sponsor, and this column which has offered me an inside opportunity that I could have only ever imaged! As much as I love rugby, don't expect un-biased analysis....remember...I'm a true one-eyed Scarlets fan!

Scarlets Denied Losing Bonus Against Fourteen Man Glasgow

Following a good performance against Ulster last weekend that secured a full five points, the Scarlets were back on the road this week as...

Scarlets Extend Unbeaten Home Run With Bonus Point Win

It was back to Pro14 action this weekend for the Scarlets as they faced Ulster for the first of three times in the matter...

Blade Injury Worry As Edinburgh Deny Scarlets

Following a successful trip to South Africa where the Scarlets bagged a full five points, the squad were on their travels once more, but...

Leinster ‘A’ Secure Celtic Cup Victory

The Celtic Cup reached a thrilling end with Scarlets ‘A’ facing Leinster ‘A’ in the inaugural final at Parc y Scarlets following the home...

Scarlets Heartbreak As Racing Secure Away Win

Hot on the heels of the victory against the Ospreys, the Scarlets were offered the opportunity to build on that success with the start...

Solid Scarlets Secure Victory Over Arch Rivals Ospreys

There is no greater rivalry that that between the Scarlets and the Ospreys. The sun shone down as a packed Parc y Scarlets welcomed...

Kings Royally Beaten By Strong Scarlets Performance

With last week’s disappointing result nothing but a distant memory, the Scarlets were back in Parc y Scarlets aiming to continue with their impressive...

Scarlets Confirm Latest Injury Woes

It’s currently a mixed bag of fortunes for the Davies brothers on the injury front with Head Coach, Wayne Pivac today confirming that James...

Heartbreak As Ulster Snatch Last Gasp Victory

After what felt like a long summer break, the rugby season is finally back with the Scarlets travelling to Belfast for the opening round...

Injury-Hit Scarlets Start Season Against Ulster

The Scarlets begin this season’s Pro14 campaign on Saturday with an astonishing 14 players on the injury list. Samson Lee, Uzair Cassiem and Leigh...

All The Latest News From Parc y Scarlets

It’s been a busy two months since the Scarlets’ last match when they faced Leinster at the Aviva Stadium in the last fixture of...

Champions Scarlets March on to the Semi Finals

And so, we reach what definitely will be the final home fixture of this season as the Scarlets face the Toyota Cheetahs in the...

Excited Scarlets Await the Visit of the Cheetahs

With the five points in the bag against the Dragons, and the home play-off spot secured, the focus is now firmly back on defending...

Scarlets Slay Dragons to Secure Home Play Off Spot

With the disappointment of the Semi Final loss against Leinster still fresh, Head Coach, Wayne Pivac has admitted that this week has been a...

Scarlets Ready for Leinster Semi Final Battle

There’s an excited buzz of expectation around Parc y Scarlets this week as the squad prepare for the Semi Final of the Champions’ Cup...

Edinburgh Too Strong For Young Scarlets

With thirteen changes to the team that beat Glasgow in Parc y Scarlets last week, it was the affectionately known ‘Tesco team’ that travelled...

Scarlets’ Unbeaten Home League Run Continues

And so we reach the final weeks of the rugby season and the last guaranteed home fixture for the Scarlets. Currently in second position...

Glasgow Up Next For Champions Cup Semi Finalists

It wasn’t the great game of running rugby that was predicted before the whistle, but it certainly proved that the Scarlets bring more to...

Super Scarlets Secure Semi Final Spot

It’s been a long old week, building up to the biggest night in the history of Parc y Scarlets since it’s move from...

Scarlets Treated to Helzbach Lucky Cupcakes!

Good Friday could well be a Great Friday in Llanelli this year if the Scarlets secure a victory in the Quarter Finals of this...

Pivac Looks Ahead To Biggest Game At Parc Y Scarlets

In what is the biggest week in the brief history of Parc y Scarlets, Wayne Pivac and his men have one focus….they are 80...

Munster Out-Muscle Scarlets in Pro14

It was a special evening for Tadhg Beirne, making his 50th appearance against his future employers as he took to the field in Thomond...

Scarlets Look Ahead to Business End of Season

With this season’s Six Nations done and dusted for another year, the Scarlets can now concentrate on an exciting ‘business end’ to the season....

Maori All Black Blade Thomson Joins Scarlets

With the departures of both Tadhg Beirne and Scotland Captain, John Barclay confirmed earlier this season, the Scarlets have now confirmed the signing of...

Superb Second Half Secures Bonus Point for Young Scarlets

It was Ulster that got the points on the board first, with Tommy Bowe racing up on the wing before passing to Johnny McCloskey...

Pivac Urges Fans to Support Scarlets Young Guns

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Plucky Scarlets Secure Crucial Losing Bonus Point

Typically, an important top of the table clash is one of the fixtures of the season, but for the second year in a row,...

Scarlets Second Best Against Determined Benetton

With a weekend dominated by talk of ‘that try’ and a pretty mixed bag of Pro14 results for the Welsh Regions, with the Cardiff...

Scarlets Prepare for Fourth Benetton Battle

Wayne Pivac and co face their biggest challenge to date due to number of players unavailable for selection because of International duty for both...

Strong Sale Side Too Strong For Young Scarlets

With the start of the Six Nations imminent and a record 10 Scarlets players included in the team to face Scotland, including an all-Scarlet...

A Look Back to Parc y Scarlets’ Offical Opening in 2009

It was exactly nine years ago on Saturday, 31st January 2009 that Parc y Scarlets marked it’s official opening with an historic match against...

Scarlets Secure Quarter Finals Against La Rochelle

It was quite a night in Parc y Scarlets on Saturday. A first half that brought breath-taking skills on the way to scoring tries...

Super Scarlets Secure Quarter Final Spot

Just over a month ago, this season’s European dreams were minutes away from being shattered - two losing bonus points in the opening rounds...

This week’s Scarlets News…Bring on Toulon!

This week's Press Conference Updates, sponsored by First Choice Carpets & Flooring. Following an impressive European performance against Bath on Friday evening that got the...

Dominant Scarlets Drown Bath in European Thriller

A huge contingent made their way over the Severn Bridge as Bath became a sea of red ahead of the crunch fifth round match...

Scarlets Look Forward To A Huge European Weekend Against Bath

Sponsored by https://www.facebook.com/firstchoicepembrey/ The Scarlets have the luxury of a full training week this week for the first time since before the festive period as...

It’s Competition Time!

**COMPETITION** Win 2 tickets to a Scarlets Rugby Match 🏉 West Wales Chronicle's rugby correspondent Helzbach's mid-week Scarlets update has a new sponsor.! We're delighted...

Dominant Scarlets Slay the Dragons with Seven Try Romp

Following a successful festive period where the Scarlets completed the double over both the Ospreys and the Blues, the target for this season is...

Super Scarlets Cling on For Second Festive Derby Success

For the first time in two years, Cardiff Arms Park boasted a sell-out for this huge New Years fixture. Head Coach, Wayne Pivac named...

Scarlets Cling on to Steal Ospreys Victory Right at the Death

Now that the big man in red has paid his annual visit, the stage is set for the men in red to take main...

10 from 10 keeps Scarlets’ European Dreams Alive

Despite a flight cancellation and an enforced change of airport after chartering a flight from Cardiff, the Scarlets finally arrived in Northern Italy for...

Super Scarlets Cling On For Important European Win

With the 10-point target met during the Autumn Internationals, the Pro14 takes a break for the next two weeks as attentions are turned to...

Gutsy Young Scarlets Secure Losing Bonus Point Against Cheetahs

With the maximum five points in the bag last week, and Wayne Pivac’s target for the South African tour...

Young Scarlets Secure Bonus Point Win Against Southern Kings on South...

With 21 players missing due to International duties and injuries, the Scarlets were relying on their strength in depth as the team headed out...

Penalty Try Hat Trick Sees Strong Exeter Side Demolish Young Scarlets

With the Autumn Internationals underway the regular season takes a break with the up and coming stars given a chance to shine in the...

Scarlets Grind out Important Win Over Improved Benetton

With Head Coach, Wayne Pivac describing this fixture as ‘probably our biggest test since we took over as a coaching group,’ the visit of...

Scarlets Secure Bonus Point Win Against Blues

It was exactly a year ago today that the Scarlets notched up a victory in the Arms Park to record the first leg of...

Scarlets Prepare for the Visit of the Blues

Reflecting on the last couple of weeks, Head Coach, Wayne Pivac admitted that the Scarlets aren’t in the position they liked to have been...

Bath Possibly Pull the Plug on Scarlets’ European Dreams

European Rugby made a return to Parc y Scarlets as the Scarlets welcomed Bath for the second round of this season’s Champions’ Cup campaign....

Pivac Wants Big Home Crowd For Bath Fixture

Since European Cup Rugby began, it has usually been a case of ‘win your home games and hope to pick up some points on...

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