Dwayne delighted with character in Arms Park win

Rob Lloyd News

Dwayne Peel expressed his delight at the character shown in the Scarlets’ opening away win over the season.

The West Walians recovered from s sluggish start to run in five tries in a 29-23 bonus-point win at the Arms Park.

“It was well deserved,” said the head coach. “We played some good stuff. We carried harder today and that gave our backs an opportunity to play. It was nice to see us moving the ball to the edges, that is the style of rugby we want to play.

“It was a tough start for us which questioned the character of the team. We could have easily folded, we were under the pump and a lot of people had questioned us in the week, but we came back and scored some nice tries.

Yeah, it’s been tough,” added Peel when asked about the last week. “Our fans love playing against the Ospreys and when you lose to them, it’s always a difficult one. 

“I’m confident in this group. We’re working hard behind the scenes. We’ve had some tough places to go in the last couple of weeks. We’ve been to South Africa, Dublin and we’ve obviously been to the Liberty. They’re a good side. 

“It was the manner of the defeat that hurt some boys and hurt ourselves as well so I’m glad to see the reaction this week. That’s the start now and we need to move on. 

“We’ve had a lot of away games and we’re away again next week (against Castres). I think it’s the fourth game in a row we’ll be away. We’ve been on the road a bit so it’s making sure that we’re right for next week and when we do get back to Parc y Scarlets, we’re right for that as well.”

Listen to the full interview here.