Tricky things, Guinness Pro12 semi-finals, especially when you’re the away team.
Scarlets boss Wayne Pivac would not have minded being drawn with Munster given his team’s success at Thomond Park during the Six Nations in late February, when they turned over a 21-3 half-time deficit to inflict a rare 30-21 defeat on Rassie Erasmus’s men.
So if you were looking to make history and become the first team in league history to win a play-off semi-final on the road, Thomond Park would have been the Scarlets’ preference.
Instead, their third-place finish in the table and Leinster’s last-round lost at Ulster combined with Munster’s walloping win over Connacht last weekend means the West Wales region will be off to Dublin a week tonight instead of Limerick.
“We probably would have liked to have gone there again but we’re not, we’re off to the RDS,” Pivac said of the semi-final draw.
Published: Thu May 11 2017 20:00:00 GMT-0400 (EDT)