2009–10 Scarlets season

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Scarlets
2009–10 season
Head coach Nigel Davies
Chief executive Paul Sergeant
Celtic League 9th
Anglo-Welsh Cup Pool stage (2nd)
Heineken Cup Pool stage (2nd)
European Challenge Cup Quarter-finals
Top try scorer League:
Jonathan Davies (3)
All:
Jonathan Davies (6)
Top points scorer League:
Rhys Priestland (42)
All:
Rhys Priestland (97)
Highest home attendance 14,739 vs Ospreys (26 December 2009)
Lowest home attendance 5,540 vs Edinburgh (4 December 2009)

The 2009–10 season is the seventh in the history of the Scarlets regional side. The season will see the Scarlets compete in three competitions: the Celtic League, the Heineken Cup and the Anglo-Welsh Cup. The season will be their first full season at Parc y Scarlets.

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
12 August 2009 Neath A 16 – 10 Tries: Edwards, Williams
Pen: Newton
Drop: Newton
22 August 2009 Bath H 15 – 17 Tries: Davies 13' c, Williams 32' m
Con: Evans (1/2)
Pen: Evans 40+4'
3,098
28 August 2009 Bath A 3 – 5 Pen: Evans 17' 3,500

Celtic League[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance League
position
5 September 2009 Leinster H 18 – 16 Tries: Lamont 6' c, John 65' m
Con: Priestland (1/2)
Pen: Priestland (2) 40+7', 70'
6,075 3rd
13 September 2009 Glasgow Warriors A 11 – 19 Try: Evans 32' m
Pen: Priestland (2) 40', 55'
2,582 7th
19 September 2009 Munster H 20 – 22 Tries: Manu 32' c, M. Jones 45' c
Con: Priestland (2/2)
Pen: Priestland 12', Evans 73'
6,313 7th
26 September 2009 Cardiff Blues A 15 – 19 Tries: Lyons 70' c, Davies 72' m
Con: Evans (1/2)
Pen: Evans 8'
12,198 9th
2 October 2009 Ulster A 24 – 45 Tries: Davies (2) 67' c, 78' m
Con: S. Jones (1/2)
Pen: S. Jones (4) 2', 13', 20', 23'
7,950 9th
23 October 2009 Newport Gwent Dragons H 18 – 3 Pen: Priestland (6) 12', 23', 50', 54', 60', 80+1' 6,464 8th
30 October 2009 Connacht A 10 – 16 Try: Williams 77'
Con: Newton
Pen: Priestland 57'
1,750 8th
4 December 2009 Edinburgh H 16 – 17 Tries: Pugh 30' m, Williams 52' m
Pen: Priestland 3', S. Jones 69'
5,540 9th
26 December 2009 Ospreys H 14 – 21 Try: Edwards 79' m
Pen: S. Jones (2) 6', 40+1', Priestland 33'
14,739 9th
31 December 2009 Newport Gwent Dragons A 14 – 9 Try: Priestland 22' m
Pen: S. Jones (2) 28', 47', Priestland 76'
6,429 9th
20 February 2010 Leinster A 14 – 27 Try: Owens 17' m
Pen: Priestland (3) 15', 40' 44'
13,890
5 March 2010 Ulster H 25 – 8 Tries: Fenby 3' c, Knoyle 21' m, Priestland 61' c
Con: Priestland (2)
Pen: Priestland (2) 28', 46'
6,266
18 March 2010 Munster A 17 – 23 Try: Priestland 2' m
Pen: Priestland (4) 33',45',54',77'
8,200
26 March 2010 Edinburgh A 20 – 24 Tries: John 30' c, Fenby 67' c
Con: Priestland, Newton
Pen: Priestland (2) 31', 43'
2,762
2 April 2010 Ospreys A 19 – 27 Try: J. Davies 18' c
Con: S. Jones
Pen: S. Jones (4) 3', 31', 55', 73'
13,913
17 April 2010 Cardiff Blues H 16 – 39 Try: King 10' c
Con: S. Jones
Pen: S. Jones (2) 23', 40'
Drop: S. Jones 29'
10,171
25 April 2010 Connacht H 58 – 10 Tries: R. Thomas (2) 9' c, 40' c, McCusker 19' c, J. Davies (2) 23' c, 55' m, King (2) 46' m, 75' m, Turnbull 67' m, Lamont 80+4' m
Con: Priestland (5) 10', 19', 24', 40+1', 68'
Pen: Priestland 5'
5,023
7 May 2010 Glasgow Warriors H 32 – 37 Tries: D. Evans 8' m, L. Williams 40+6' m, S. Jones 44' c
Con: S. Jones
Pen: S. Jones (5) 18', 40', 53', 59', 77'
5,630 9th
Pos Club Pld W D L F A PD BP Pts
8 Ulster (Ireland) 18 7 1 10 357 370 −13 6 36
9 Wales Scarlets 18 5 0 13 361 382 −21 9 29
10 Connacht (Ireland) 18 5 1 12 254 459 −205 4 26

Anglo-Welsh Cup[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance Pool
position
8 November 2009 Harlequins A 15 – 15 Tries: Maule 24' c, Fenby 45' m
Con: Priestland
Pen: Priestland 12'
9,653 1st
14 November 2009 Worcester Warriors H 32 – 17 Tries: Daniel 24' c, Lyons 33' c, Evans 47' c, Priestland 49' m
Con: Priestland (3/4)
Pen: Priestland (2) 7', 40+2'
5,560 1st
30 January 2010 London Wasps A 18 – 13 Pen: Priestland(6) 10', 16', 23', 35', 51', 79' 8,070 1st
6 February 2010 Cardiff Blues H 23 – 38 Tries: Priestland 28' c, Williams 35' m, Lyons 40' m
Con: Priestland
Pen: Priestland (2) 63', 69'
5,671 2nd
Team Pld W D L F A PD BP Pts
Gloucester 4 2 0 2 87 81 +6 3 11
Scarlets 4 2 1 1 88 83 +5 1 11
London Irish 4 1 0 3 54 70 −16 2 6
Newcastle Falcons 4 0 0 4 41 105 −64 2 2

Heineken Cup[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance Pool
position
10 October 2009 Brive H 24 – 12 Tries: Williams 40' m, R. Thomas 78' c
Con: S. Jones (1/2)
Pen: S. Jones (3) 4', 21', 53', Priestland 68'
8,062 1st
17 October 2009 London Irish A 27–25 Tries: Evans 12' c, M. Jones 29' m
Con: S. Jones (1)
Pen: S. Jones (5) 26', 39', 54', 76', 80+'
11,947 1st
12 December 2009 Leinster H 7 – 32 Try: Davies 45' c
Con: S. Jones (1/1)
9,012 3rd
19 December 2009 Leinster A 7 – 39 Try: Priestland 66' c
Con: S. Jones (1/1)
18,500 3rd
17 January 2010 London Irish H 31 – 22 Tries: Davies (2) 9' c, 80' c, McCusker (2) 63' c, 67' c
Con:Priestland (4/4)
Pen: Priestland 39'
7,017 3rd
23 January 2010 Brive A 20 – 17 Tries: Welch 37' c, Stoddart 44' c
Con: S. Jones (2/2)
Pen: S. Jones (2) 29', 64'
7,000 2nd
Team Pld W D L F A PD BP Pts
Leinster (Ireland) 6 4 1 1 154 60 +94 4 22
Wales Scarlets 6 4 0 2 116 147 −31 1 17
England London Irish 6 3 1 2 140 94 +46 3 17
France Brive 6 0 0 6 68 177 −109 1 1

European Challenge Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
10 April 2010 Quarter-final Toulon A 12 – 38 Pen: S. Jones (4) 11', 23', 44', 47' 12,600

Statistics[edit]

Pos. Name Celtic League Anglo-Welsh Cup Europe Total Discipline
Apps Try Con Pen Drop Pts Apps Try Con Pen Drop Pts Apps Try Con Pen Drop Pts Apps Try Con Pen Drop Pts Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
FB Wales Daniel Evans 12+2 2 1 2 0 18 3 1 0 0 0 5 5+2 1 0 0 0 5 20+4 3 1 2 0 28 0 0
FB Wales Daniel Newton 3+3 0 2 0 0 4 0+4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3+7 0 2 0 0 4 0 0
FB Wales Morgan Stoddart 2 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
WG Nigeria Joe Ajuwa 2 0 0 0 0 0 1+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
WG Wales Darren Daniel 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
WG Wales Andy Fenby 10+1 2 0 0 0 10 4 1 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 19+1 3 0 0 0 15 0 0
WG Wales Mark Jones 5 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 5 7 2 0 0 0 10 0 0
WG Scotland Sean Lamont 14 2 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 22 1 0 0 0 10 1 0
WG/SH Wales Lee Williams 7+5 3 0 0 0 15 2+1 1 0 0 0 5 3+1 1 0 0 0 5 10+7 5 0 0 0 25 0 0
CE Wales Jonathan Davies 16 6 0 0 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3 0 0 0 15 23 9 0 0 0 45 0 0
CE Wales Rob Higgitt 4+1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 7+3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CE New Zealand Regan King 8 3 0 0 0 15 1+1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10+1 3 0 0 0 15 0 0
CE Wales Gareth Maule 3+5 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 5 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 7+6 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
CE Wales Nic Reynolds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FH Wales Stephen Jones 6+1 1 4 20 1 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 6 14 0 54 12+1 1 3 12 0 130 0 0
FH/FB Wales Rhys Priestland 16+2 3 11 27 0 118 4 1 2 11 0 53 3+1 1 4 2 0 19 23+3 6 20 40 0 190 0 0
SH Wales Gareth Davies 1+1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SH Wales Tavis Knoyle 5+5 1 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 1+2 0 0 0 0 0 10+7 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
SH Wales Martin Roberts 12+4 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 6+1 0 0 0 0 0 18+6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
PR Wales Jamie Corsi 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PR Wales Simon Gardner 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PR Wales Sean Hopkins 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PR Wales Phil John 6 1 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
PR Fiji Deacon Manu 6 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
PR Wales Iestyn Thomas 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PR Wales Rhys M. Thomas 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 3 1 0 0 0 5 2 0
HK Wales Rhys Lawrence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HK Wales Ken Owens 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HK Wales Emyr Phillips 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HK Wales Matthew Rees 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LK Wales Vernon Cooper 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
LK Wales Dominic Day 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LK Wales Lou Reed 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LK Wales Aaron Shingler 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FL (Ireland) Simon Easterby 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
FL Wales Johnathan Edwards 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FL Wales Dafydd Jones 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FL Wales Rob McCusker 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FL Wales Richie Pugh 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
FL Wales Josh Turnbull 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N8 Australia David Lyons 7 1 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 2 0 0 0 10 0 0
N8 Wales Ben Morgan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N8 Wales Damien Welch 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Stats accurate as of match played 14 November 2009

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Confirmed Pos. Name From
26 March 2009 PR Wales Rhys M. Thomas Newport Gwent Dragons
2 May 2009 WG Scotland Sean Lamont Northampton Saints
19 May 2009 CE Wales Gareth Maule Newport Gwent Dragons
22 May 2009 SH Wales Tavis Knoyle Neath RFC
29 May 2009 WG Wales Andy Fenby Newcastle Falcons
29 May 2009 FL Wales Richie Pugh Exeter Chiefs
29 May 2009 FL Wales Damien Welch Cardiff RFC
5 August 2009 PR Wales Jamie Corsi Newport Gwent Dragons
5 August 2009 HK Wales Rhys Lawrence Tonmawr RFC
5 August 2009 N8 Wales Ben Morgan Merthyr RFC

Out[edit]

Date Confirmed Pos. Name To
18 March 2009 CE Wales Gavin Evans Cardiff Blues
30 March 2009 LK New Zealand Simon Maling Released
30 March 2009 FL Wales Gavin Thomas Released
21 April 2009 WG Wales Dafydd James Released
24 April 2009 HK Samoa Mahonri Schwalger Sale Sharks
30 April 2009 SH Wales Gavin Cattle Cornish Pirates
29 May 2009 N8 Wales Nathan Thomas Released
12 June 2009 PR Wales Scott Roberts Coventry RFC
30 June 2009 FH Wales Ceiron Thomas Leeds Carnegie
4 July 2009 PR New Zealand Kees Meeuws Released

References[edit]