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Full name
Founded 2003
Stadion Parc y Scarlets
Places 14,870
president Phil Bennett
Trainer New ZealandNew Zealand Brad Mooar
league Pro14
2018/19 4. Conference B

The Scarlets ( called Llanelli Scarlets until 2008 ) are a professional rugby union team from the Welsh town of Llanelli, established in 2003 . You play in the international Pro14 championship and in the Anglo-Welsh Cup, the Anglo-Welsh Cup . The home games are played in Parc y Scarlets .


Until the 2003/04 season, Welsh rugby was structured in a typical league pyramid, with nine professional clubs in the top division. The system was thus similar to the Guinness Premiership in England and the Top 14 in France. However, the Welsh market turned out to be too small for nine professional teams. Then the nine professional clubs began to combine to form regional teams. In the Llanelli region, these were the Llanelli RFC , the Carmarthen RFC , the Llandovery RFC and the Narberth RFC . The amateur and junior teams of these clubs continue to operate under their original names.

The first season of the Llanelli Scarlets, whose squad consisted mainly of players from the Llanelli RFC, was extremely successful. They reached the quarter-finals of the European Heineken Cup and won the championship title in the Celtic League . In 2005, the Scarlets did not qualify for the Heineken Cup, but advanced to the final in the EDF Energy Cup , where Welsh teams were allowed for the first time, where they were subject to the London Wasps . In the 2006/07 Heineken Cup, the Scarlets won all group stage games, but then lost to the Leicester Tigers in the semi-finals . In the 2012/13 season they advanced to the semi-finals of the Pro12, where they were defeated by Ulster . In 2017 the Scarlets won the league title, in 2018 they lost in the final against Leinster .

Regional division

Welsh rugby regions

Professional rugby in Wales is based on four franchises owned by the Welsh Rugby Union and covering a specific area. The Llanelli Scarlets franchise covers the entire west and north of Wales. The Llanelli Scarlets are allowed to include all players who play for clubs in this area in their squad.


Most of the Scarlets' home games are played at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli , the home of the Llanelli RFC. Several times a year, however, some home games are held at the Racecourse Ground in Wrexham to better represent the north of Wales. Until 2008, the team played at Stradey Park .


  • Celtic League / Pro14: Champion 2004, 2017
  • Heineken Cup / European Rugby Champions Cup: Semi-finalist 2007, 2018
  • EDF Energy Cup: semi-finalist 2006


Old logo until 2008

Current squad

The squad for the 2019/20 season:

Front side (forwards)



Second row striker

Winger / Number Eight


Back line (backs)

Half of the crowd

Connection half

Inner three quarters

Outer three-quarters


British and Irish Lions

The following players have been nominated for the British and Irish Lions .

trip player
2005 Simon Easterby
Dwayne Peel
2009 Stephen Jones
Matthew Rees
2013 Jonathan Davies
George North
2017 Jonathan Davies (2nd nomination)
Ken Owens
Liam Williams

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Squad. Scarlets, accessed August 30, 2019 .