Scarlets – Angus Jenkins

Guinness PRO12 Editor

19 Oct 2012



Angus was invited to the season launch as a guest of RaboDirect after his first blog. He’s 10, and supports the Scarlets. His best rugby moment is being chosen to play for Swansea schoolboys rugby team.

This season so far the Scarlets have done well. Their expansive wide running game plan is working well for them using George North and Andy Fenby. So far the west Walian region have played 6 games and won 4, which leaves them second in the table underneath Ulster their next game is against Edinburgh up in Scotland.

A game to remember so far is their amazing performance and win against Leinster. They took advantage of Leinster not bringing out their best side, I think Leinster really underrated the Scarlets and therefore the Scarlets took advantage and let the dragon roar by using George North and Liam Williams to score try after try and in the end 7 tries were scored. And the score was 45-20.

So far I think the Scarlets can feel proud and move on confidently. Hoping they can get a Play-Off place at the end of this season because they haven't had a Play-Off place since 2007. One area I'm sure they will be looking to improve on are their scrums they have to figure out how to improve in this area. If they can improve on their scrummaging, and continue using their successful backs their future is looking good. Round 7 will be an interesting one to see how the Scarlets fare playing against the Heineken Cup semi-finalists, Edinburgh.

From here on there will be no easy games to play (not that there have been!) for any side; not Munster, not Leinster, and not the Scarlets. At this stage in the competition getting the fourth try for the bonus point is vital. Last season the Scarlets didn't get enough tries and had to hope for Connacht to beat Glasgow for a Play-Off place.

In 2003-2004 the Scarlets were victorious winning the Celtic League for the first time ending up top of the table with 76 points and Ulster were 2nd in the table with 72 points Stephen Jones kicked penalties and Matthew Watkins scored a try all in the Final so let’s see if they can recreate it for this season.

• Biggest surprise so far? The amazing try that Gareth Maule scored against the Newport Gwent Dragons
• Most valuable player so far this season? Rob McCusker because he breaks the defence line quite often he is strong in the ruck and he's the captain
• Overall season prediction for your side? 3rd in the table
• Who's going to win the RaboDirect PRO12? I want to say Scarlets, but I would think Leinster will win.