Edinburgh snatch draw on final farewell of the season

Edinburgh snatch draw on final farewell of the season

RESULT
Scarlets V Edinburgh Rugby
13 JUN 2021 KO 13:00 | Parc y Scarlets
28
 
28
ess PRO14 Rainbow Cup
Att.: 1000
Head to Head
Scarlets Edinburgh Rugby
WINS
19
25
LOSSES
25
19
DRAWS
2
2


Two late Edinburgh tries denied the Scarlets a season-ending victory at a sun-drenched Parc y Scarlets as the curtain came down on the 2020-21 campaign with a 28-28 draw.

With fans allowed in the ground for the first time in 15 months, Scarlets led 28-14 going into the final five minutes, but Edinburgh fought to the end to claim a brace of tries to head back north with a share of the spoils.

It means Scarlets finish their Rainbow Cup campaign in seventh position, but the story of the match was fans, families and supporters being able to share the day at least once during this Covid-hit season.

The likes of Uzair Cassiem, Jac Morgan, Pieter Scholtz, Will Homer were given rapturous ovations at the final whistle in their final match in the Scarlets jersey, while others like Werner Kruger, Ed Kennedy, Paul Asquith, Dylan Evans and Tom Phillips were also wished well.

And the sound of Soban Fach around the stands once again was music to the ears.

In glorious conditions it was the Scarlets who were first out of the blocks with scrum-half Keiran Hardy latching onto an inside pass from fellow Wales squad member Tom Rogers after just nine minutes. Dan Jones added the extras.

Both sides were creating plenty of opportunities in a free-flowing contest and it was Edinburgh who levelled on the 24-minute mark when lock Marshall Sykes powered over from close range.

The Scarlets response was swift and it was the Hardy-Rogers combination which opened up Edinburgh again.

The Wales No. 9 took a quick tap to race clear of the cover before timing his pass to perfection to the man of the match Rogerd who turned on the after-burners to evade the cover.

Jones converted and both sides had further opportunities to extend their advantage before the half-time break.

Scarlets could have had their third try moments after the restart but Blade Thomson’s pass to Ryan Conbeer was adjudged forward.

It was Edinburgh who started to take a grip on proceedings and after lock Morgan Jones was yellow carded for a dangerous clearout, Scotland flanker Jamie Ritchie ploughed over under the posts for a converted score that levelled things again.

Edinburgh then found themselves down to 14 when wing Jack Blain was sin-binned for an illegal challenge in the air and Scarlets took immediate advantage.

Uzair Cassiem and the outstanding Blade Thomson combined out wide and it was that man Hardy who was on hand to take the inside pass for his second score.

Replacement Sam Costelow landed the conversion and was lining up another four minutes from time when replacement Daf Hughes touched down at the end of a line-out rumble.

The game looked in the bag with the clock against Edinburgh, but the visitors had other ideas and tries from Blain and replacement prop Boan Venter snatched the draw late on.

RESULT
Scarlets V Edinburgh Rugby
13 JUN 2021 KO 13:00 | Parc y Scarlets
28
 
28
ess PRO14 Rainbow Cup
Att.: 1000

SCORECARD
ScarletsEdinburgh Rugby
Tom Rogers
Dafydd Hughes
Kieran Hardy(2)
TRY Marshall Sykes
Boan Venter
Jack Blain
James Ritchie
Sam Costelow(2)
Dan Jones(2)
CON Nathan Chamberlain(2)
Blair Kinghorn(2)
- PEN -
- DG -
Morgan Jones
YC Jack Blain
- YC -


Head to Head
Scarlets Edinburgh Rugby
WINS
19
25
LOSSES
25
19
DRAWS
2
2


SCORECARD
ScarletsEdinburgh Rugby
Tom Rogers
Dafydd Hughes
Kieran Hardy(2)
TRY Marshall Sykes
Boan Venter
Jack Blain
James Ritchie
Sam Costelow(2)
Dan Jones(2)
CON Nathan Chamberlain(2)
Blair Kinghorn(2)
- PEN -
- DG -
Morgan Jones
YC Jack Blain
- YC -




Two late Edinburgh tries denied the Scarlets a season-ending victory at a sun-drenched Parc y Scarlets as the curtain came down on the 2020-21 campaign with a 28-28 draw.

With fans allowed in the ground for the first time in 15 months, Scarlets led 28-14 going into the final five minutes, but Edinburgh fought to the end to claim a brace of tries to head back north with a share of the spoils.

It means Scarlets finish their Rainbow Cup campaign in seventh position, but the story of the match was fans, families and supporters being able to share the day at least once during this Covid-hit season.

The likes of Uzair Cassiem, Jac Morgan, Pieter Scholtz, Will Homer were given rapturous ovations at the final whistle in their final match in the Scarlets jersey, while others like Werner Kruger, Ed Kennedy, Paul Asquith, Dylan Evans and Tom Phillips were also wished well.

And the sound of Soban Fach around the stands once again was music to the ears.

In glorious conditions it was the Scarlets who were first out of the blocks with scrum-half Keiran Hardy latching onto an inside pass from fellow Wales squad member Tom Rogers after just nine minutes. Dan Jones added the extras.

Both sides were creating plenty of opportunities in a free-flowing contest and it was Edinburgh who levelled on the 24-minute mark when lock Marshall Sykes powered over from close range.

The Scarlets response was swift and it was the Hardy-Rogers combination which opened up Edinburgh again.

The Wales No. 9 took a quick tap to race clear of the cover before timing his pass to perfection to the man of the match Rogerd who turned on the after-burners to evade the cover.

Jones converted and both sides had further opportunities to extend their advantage before the half-time break.

Scarlets could have had their third try moments after the restart but Blade Thomson’s pass to Ryan Conbeer was adjudged forward.

It was Edinburgh who started to take a grip on proceedings and after lock Morgan Jones was yellow carded for a dangerous clearout, Scotland flanker Jamie Ritchie ploughed over under the posts for a converted score that levelled things again.

Edinburgh then found themselves down to 14 when wing Jack Blain was sin-binned for an illegal challenge in the air and Scarlets took immediate advantage.

Uzair Cassiem and the outstanding Blade Thomson combined out wide and it was that man Hardy who was on hand to take the inside pass for his second score.

Replacement Sam Costelow landed the conversion and was lining up another four minutes from time when replacement Daf Hughes touched down at the end of a line-out rumble.

The game looked in the bag with the clock against Edinburgh, but the visitors had other ideas and tries from Blain and replacement prop Boan Venter snatched the draw late on.