"There were some players that wanted me out." Scarlets boss Wayne Pivac tells ESPN about the early struggles behind his success in West Wales.
Former Wales star Mike Phillips is set to come out of retirement and play for PRO14 side Scarlets.
Edinburgh have confirmed that Scotland captain John Barclay will join them next summer.
Exeter made it two wins from two in this season's Anglo-Welsh Cup as they sealed a comprehensive 40-0 victory over Scarlets.
Jonathan Davies handed Wales coach Warren Gatland an injury scare as he was stretchered off at the end of his side's 29-21 defeat to Australia.
Flanker Justin Tipuric and scrum-half Rhys Webb are understood to be major doubts for Wales' autumn series opener against Australia on Saturday.
Scott Williams has been recalled to the Wales squad for the autumn internationals as a replacement for the injured Tyler Morgan.
Scarlets returned to the top of Guinness PRO14 Conference B but had to withstand a second-half comeback before beating the Blues 30-17 at Parc y Scarlets.
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Scarlets boss Wayne Pivac has described Friday's European Champions Cup clash against Bath as "a must-win match."
Scarlets staged a second-half fightback against a nervy Toulon but had to settle for a losing bonus point.
Wales prop Samson Lee scored his first try in more than 100 appearances for Scarlets to edge the reigning PRO12 champions to victory over arch-rivals Ospreys.
Munster Rugby and the IRFU confirmed that Tadhg Beirne will join the province at the start next season on a two-year deal.
Scarlets survived a real scare from Connacht to seal a a bonus-point 36-27 victory in a nine-try thriller in Llanelli.
Edinburgh prop Michele Rizzo was sent off as Scarlets sealed a 28-8 bonus point victory over Edinburgh in their Guinness PRO14 clash at Parc y Scarlets.
Ulster maintained their 100 percent Guinness PRO14 record and went top of Conference B after becoming the first side to defeat defending champions the Scarlets in a dramatic finish.
Scarlets recorded their second win of the Guinness PRO14 season with a 41-10 bonus-point demolition of Zebre in Parma.
Leigh Halfpenny scored a try on his debut as Scarlets opened the defence of their title with a thumping 57-10 victory over PRO14 new boys Southern Kings.
Leigh Halfpenny has admitted he was shocked to learn he would be released by Toulon while preparing for this summer's British & Irish Lions tour.
Saracens will begin their quest for a third successive European Champions Cup crown with a trip to Aviva Premiership rivals Northampton.
Scarlets have offered Tadgh Beirne a new deal as they look to keep the in form Irish lock in South West Wales.
South African franchise the Cheetahs will get their first taste of PRO14 action on Friday, Sept. 1 as they take on Ulster at Kingspan Stadium.
Welsh Rugby Union chairman Gareth Davies has confirmed that "talks are ongoing" to bring Leigh Halfpenny back to play in Wales.
It is not difficult to see why Celtic Rugby would jump at the chance to breath new life into the rebranded PRO14. But the organisers face issues as they attempt to make the expansion work.
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- SCARL12thPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Saracens : 46 Points DifferenceSARAC1st-646