Peel delight at welcome late win

Rob Lloyd News

There was a mixture of relief and delight for Scarlets coach Dwayne Peel following a last-gasp 16-13 victory over Benetton Rugby.

The game was into the 84th minute when South African replacement hooker Eduan Swart rounded off a mass lineout drive in the right-hand corner for what looked to be the winning score.

But that wasn’t the end of the drama, as there was to be a lengthy TMO review before referee Chris Busby finally awarded the try.

The scenes of celebration that followed showed just how much the result meant to the Scarlets. their first win in the BKT URC since the start of December.

Peel said: “I am pleased for the boys because they have been on the wrong end of those losses and they put a lot of hard work in. It was big for us to get that win at the end.

“I thought it was deserved. As the game went on, we applied a lot of pressure. We created and we were bold with the ball when we needed to be.”

Peel added: “There are six league games to go, so there’s a lot of rugby still to be played and a lot of points to be won. We can still build up some momentum going into the back end of the season.

“For us, it’s about climbing the league as much as we can. I also want us to play with a bit of endeavour and we did that at times out there.”

Watch Dwayne’s full press conference below