Dwayne Peel reacts to Black Lion defeat

Rob LloydNews

Scarlets head coach Dwayne Peel spoke to the media following his side’s defeat to Black Lion on Friday night.

In difficult conditions, the home side were overpowered by a physical Georgian outfit, who emerged 23-7 winners at Parc y Scarlets.

“There’s hard lessons to be learned in that game and we need to get better,” Peel told BBC Sport Wales. 

“We are obviously bitterly disappointed in the changing room.

“We know we’ve got players out and have injuries and there will be a number of players who will be available over the next couple of weeks and that will add energy and boost the squad no doubt.

“But first we’ll look at the performance and some of the performance was fundamentally poor, that’s the truth tonight.”

Scarlets will now look to bounce back in the big West Wales derby against the Ospreys on Boxing Day.

“It’s huge for us,” added Peel.

“We had a pretty humbling night when we played Ospreys last and we have an opportunity in 10 days time to repay that.

“It’s always a big game against them and for where we are now it becomes an important game and we’ll prep that way and put in a performance that we’re proud of.”