‘It doesn’t get any easier’ – Pivac

After two disappointing losses in the opening rounds of the PRO12, Scarlets take on Ulster on Friday.

Speaking earlier this week head coach Wayne Pivac said: "We're not in the position we want to be in, we didn't plan to be there. The boys are working hard, they are positive but they are frustrated because it's within our camp and they're things that we can control.

"It's disappointing that we're not converting opportunities two weeks in a row. We are improving but our decision-making is letting us down. We're hurting ourselves at the moment more than the opposition are."

Scarlets head to Kingspan Stadium on Friday evening to take on Ulster in front of a strong and vocal home crowd. It was the West Wales region who took a scalp against the Northern Irish on two occasions last season snatching a late victory away from home to do the double.

Pivac went on to say: "It doesn't get any easier going to Belfast but we take confidence from the fact that we had a great performance out there last year so we know within the group of players we have here that it can be done.

"We know it's going to be a big ask, you'd like to think our backs are to the wall a little bit and we need to start getting results to keep us in touch. We have plenty to play for and we are doing a lot of things right."