Straight from kick off the ball was given to Blaine Scully who broke through the tackles of Shingler and Kelly but Michael Tagicakibau showed his teammates how to tackle by making a tackle that almost sent the american back to his own state, California. He attempted it again on Mathew Tait but went a tad to high and was penalised. Owen Williams struck it cleanly and it sailed through. Myles Benjamin attempted to launch a counterattack but all ended badly for the Tigers. As he tried to pick it up he dropped it and Robinson was there to finish off the try. Leicester couldn’t cement a place in the match and it almost went pear shaped for them when Goneva was lucky not to be yellow carded for some illegal rucking. A penalty was all but still a 3 pointer for the Scarlets.
HALF TIME SCARLETS 8 – 3 LEICESTER TIGERS
Davies started the second half off with some great kicking. Benjamin destroyed the Scarlets at the 4th ruck of the half but unfortunately Williams kicking accuracy is out of form and he missed the chance to get the Tigers some more points. Tagicakibau burst through the tackles of a lot of Welshmen but was then penalised for crossing with Aled Davies. Freddie Burns came onto the field for Anthony Allen but switched positions with Owen Williams but his first touch of the ball was not a good introduction. He ‘offloaded’ to Benjamin but Davies was always in the way and managed to keep the ball in his grip and ran over. Parc y Scarlets went wild!!! Some quick hands from Leicester gave them the attacking opportunity they needed. It was broken up though when Ghiraldini got dropped and lost the ruck. Priestland cleared his lines. Leicester’s night summed up at that ruck. Simply just not good enough. The headline of the night was not about the win but about Jordan Williams the winger having to fill in at number 8!!! A rubbish pass to Rhys Priestland gave BT SPORT the opportunity to say Aled Davies was MOTM (Man of the Match.) Benjamin tried to grab a bonus point and the Scarlets didn’t like that and a fight started to break out. A penalty was all that stood after the fight and Kelly, the second row, booted the ball into the crowd.
FULL TIME SCARLETS 15 – 3 LEICESTER TIGERS