Peel: “Discipline errors cost us”

Rob LloydNews

Head coach Dwayne Peel admitted first-half ill-discipline allowed Edinburgh to take control of Friday’s EPCR Challenge Cup clash at Parc y Scarlets.

The Scots dominated the opening period, with their international-studded pack a key weapon in the 31-19 victory.

“I was disappointed with the first half, we gave them too many soft points through discipline errors,” said Peel. “Physically they dominated the middle of the field and we couldn’t get speed of ball, which ultimately hurt us. When we did get speed of ball we did get to the edge. The likes of Joe Roberts looked threatening and Tomi Lewis coming on as well was excellent.

“We piggy-backed them up the field and that’s the disappointing part for me. We have got to get better than that in that area.”

Scarlets are next in action when they head to Exeter for an Anglo-Welsh friendly on February 10. They then host defending champions Munster at Parc y Scarlets on February 16 (19:35).

Peel added: “We will have a break this week and then come back and work hard at the areas we know we have to improve on. Hopefully, we will get some bodies back for Munster because that is going to be a huge game for us.”