2011–12 Scarlets season

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Scarlets
2011–12 season
Head coach Nigel Davies
Chief executive Mark Davies
Pro 12 5th
LV Cup Semi-final
Heineken Cup Group stage (2nd)
European Challenge Cup Semi-final
Top try scorer League: Liam Williams (5)
Andy Fenby (5)
All: Liam Williams (8)
Top points scorer League: Rhys Priestland (69)
All: Rhys Priestland (111)
Highest home attendance 14,756 vs Ospreys (26 December 2011)
Lowest home attendance 6,188 vs Edinburgh (7 October 2011)
Average home attendance 8,709

The 2011–12 season is the ninth in the history of the Scarlets regional side. In this season, they will compete in the Pro 12 (formerly known as the Magners League), the Heineken Cup and the LV Cup.

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance
13 August 2011 Rotherham Titans H 37–25 Try: Shingler 29', Fenby 43', Gomer-Davies 53', L. Rees (2) 61', 70'
Con: Rhys Jones (2), J. Williams
Pen: Rhys Jones (2) 5', 54'
19 August 2011 Clermont Auvergne A 6–17 Pen: Newton (2) 4,500
27 August 2011 Exeter Chiefs A 13–16 Try: Rhys Jones 79'
Con: Rhys Jones
Pen: Newton (2) 32', 43'
4,361

RaboDirect Pro 12[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance Table
position
4 September 2011 Aironi H 32–9 Try: R. Thomas 51', Fenby 76'
Con: Newton (2)
Pen: Newton (5) 23', 32', 36', 63', 71', Rhys Jones 80+3'
6,493 3rd
10 September 2011 Connacht A 11–13 Try: Shingler 47'
Pen: Newton (2) 9', 38'
3,408 6th
17 September 2011 Munster A 12–35 Pen: Newton (3), Ford 7,648 6th
24 September 2011 Leinster H 10–15 Try: Lee Williams
Con: Newton
Pen: Newton
8,823 7th
1 October 2011 Benetton Treviso A 10–20 Try: Li. Williams 42'
Con: Newton
Pen: Newton 29'
3,200 11th
7 October 2011 Edinburgh H 33–17 Try: Warren (2) 15', 48', Pugh 61', R. Thomas 74'
Con: A. Thomas (2)
Pen: A. Thomas (3) 12', 23', 69'
6,188 9th
29 October 2011 Ulster H 24–17 Try: Li. Williams 40', Warren 72'
Con: A. Thomas
Pen: A. Thomas (3) 26', 33', 54', Newton 78'
7,075 7th
5 November 2011 Ospreys A 9–9 Pen: S. Jones (3) 42', 59', 78' 12,322 8th
25 November 2011 Newport Gwent Dragons H 22–12 Try: R. Thomas 40'
Con: S. Jones
Pen: S. Jones (5) 3', 18', 31', 68', 78'
7,950 6th
2 December 2011 Ulster A 17–24 Try: Lamont 2', Iongi 19', Murphy 75'
Con: S. Jones
8,117 7th
26 December 2011 Ospreys H 22–14 Try: R. Thomas 32'
Con: Priestland
Pen: Priestland (5) 12', 16', 38', 64', 70'
14,756 6th
30 December 2011 Newport Gwent Dragons A 10–6 Try: J. Edwards 18'
Con: Newton
Pen: A. Thomas 74'
7,571 5th
7 January 2012 Glasgow H 16–14 Try: G. Davies 40'
Con: Priestland
Pen: Priestland (3) 10', 16', 24'
9,869 5th
9 February 2012 Glasgow A 9–19 Pen: Newton (3) 23', 54', 60' 2,655 5th
17 February 2012 Leinster A 13–16 Try: Newton 24'
Con: S. Jones
Pen: S. Jones 7', Newton 58'
16,683 7th
23 February 2012 Benetton Treviso H 34–20 Try: Turnbull 28', Manu 37', Li. Williams 55', L. Davies 76'
Con: A. Thomas (4)
Pen: A. Thomas (2) 62', 72'
6,594 5th
2 March 2012 Connacht H 38–10 Try: Fenby 16', Rhodri Jones 33', Phillips 56', Murphy 61', John 79'
Con: S. Jones (5)
Pen: S. Jones 45'
7,534 6th
24 March 2012 Cardiff Blues A 26–14 Try: Fenby (2) 36', 44', G. Davies 64', Day 74'
Con: A. Thomas (3)
8,337 6th
30 March 2012 Edinburgh A 23–26 Try: Fenby 55', J. Davies 66'
Con: Priestland, S. Jones
Pen: Priestland (3) 3', 32', 53'
2,969 6th
15 April 2012 Aironi A 26–23 Try: J. Edwards 29', Li. Williams 60', Morgan 67'
Con: Priestland
Pen: Priestland (3) 3', 20', 36
3,300 6th
21 April 2012 Munster H 20–20 Try: Lamont 12', Shingler 61'
Con: Priestland (2)
Pen: Priestland (2) 30', 71'
10,741 5th
5 May 2012 Cardiff Blues H 29–20 Try: G. Davies (2) 24', 49', Li. Williams 70', Penalty try 76'
Con: Priestland (3)
Pen: Priestland 6'
13,047 5th

[1]

Pos Club Pld W D L F A PD BP Pts
4 Scotland Glasgow 22 13 4 5 445 321 124 5 65
5 Wales Scarlets 22 12 2 8 446 373 73 10 62
6 Ireland Ulster 22 12 0 10 474 424 50 8 56

Anglo-Welsh Cup[edit]

Group stage[edit]

[2]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance Pool
position
15 October 2011 Leicester Tigers H 31–3 Try: Murphy (2) 13', 33', Gilbert 35', Li. Williams 68', J. Williams 80+1'
Con: A. Thomas, J. Williams (2)
6,314 3rd
23 October 2011 Cardiff Blues A 30–3 Try: Warren 2', Myhill 18', Pugh 67', Murphy 74'
Con: A. Thomas (2)
Pen: A. Thomas (2) 10', 56'
6,931 1st
28 January 2012 London Irish H 27–19 Try: Iongi (2) 27', 80+1', Manu 58'
Con: Newton (3)
Pen: Newton (2) 13', 69'
8,117 1st
3 February 2012 Sale Sharks A 14–19 Try: P. Edwards 32'
Pen: Newton (2) 18', 28', S. Jones 72'
3,012 1st
Team Pld W D L F A PD BP Pts
Scarlets 4 3 0 1 102 44 58 3 15
Harlequins 4 2 0 2 112 108 4 3 11
Newcastle Falcons 4 2 0 2 127 93 34 2 10
Gloucester 4 2 0 2 106 73 33 2 10

Knock-out stage[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance
11 March 2012 Semi-finals Northampton Saints A 12–27 Pen: S. Jones (4) 10,377

Heineken Cup[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance Pool
position
12 November 2011 Castres H 31–23 Try: Lamont 42', Morgan 50', J. Davies 73'
Con: S. Jones (2)
Pen: S. Jones (3) 6', 11', 34', Rhys Priestland 80+3'
7,860 1st
18 November 2011 Northampton Saints A 28–23 Try: Li. Williams 3', Shingler 20', Gilbert 39', Priestland 62'
Con: Priestland (4)
13,475 1st
10 December 2011 Munster A 14–17 Try: Shingler 6'
Pen: Priestland (2) 9', 50', S. Jones 68'
13,183 2nd
18 December 2011 Munster H 13–19 Try: Owens 68'
Con: Priestland
Pen: S. Jones 12', Priestland 56'
25,600 2nd
14 January 2011 Northampton Saints H 17–29 Try: Iongi 34'
Pen: Priestland (4) 9', 14', 20', 53
9,869 3rd
21 January 2011 Castres A 16–13 Try: Gilbert 14', Shingler 60'
Pen: Priestland 10', S. Jones
6,631 2nd
Team Pld W D L F A PD BP Pts
Ireland Munster 6 6 0 0 163 118 +45 1 25
Wales Scarlets 6 3 0 3 119 124 −5 3 15
England Northampton Saints 6 2 0 4 176 160 +16 4 12
France Castres 6 1 0 5 111 167 −56 3 7

European Challenge Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance
8 April 2012 Quarter-final Brive A 11–15 Try: Li. Williams 59'
Pen: S. Jones (2) 31', 40
7,850

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Confirmed Pos. Name From
28 June 2011 [3] LK Tonga Sione Timani Carmarthen Quins
5 July 2011[4] CE Wales Rhodri Gomer-Davies Newport Gwent Dragons
FH Wales Rhys Jones
FB Wales Aled Thomas London Welsh
28 August 2011 [5] SH New Zealand Ruki Tipuna

Out[edit]

Date Confirmed Pos. Name To
4 January 2011[6] BR Wales Dafydd Jones Retired
18 January 2011 [7] FH Wales Steven Shingler London Irish
4 May 2011 [8] WG Wales Darren Daniel Cornish Pirates
1 February 2011 [9] CE New Zealand Regan King Clermont Auvergne
18 March 2011 [10] SH Wales Martin Roberts Northampton Saints
15 April 2011 [11] LK/FL Samoa Jonny Fa'amatuainu Released
26 April 2011 [12] HK Wales Rhys Lawrence Bristol
15 June 2011 [13] N8 Australia David Lyons Released

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 6+2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 8+4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
FB/WG Wales Dale Ford 2+2 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4+2 0 0 1 0 3 0 0
FB/WG Wales Liam Williams 13+2 5 0 0 0 25 3 1 0 0 0 5 7 2 0 0 0 10 23+2 8 0 0 0 40 0 0
WG Wales Lee Williams 7 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
WG Wales Andy Fenby 14 5 0 0 0 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 5 0 0 0 25 0 0
WG Wales Lee Rees 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
WG Wales George North 4+3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 9+3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
WG Wales Iolo Evans 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
WG Tonga Viliame Iongi 3+6 1 0 0 0 5 2+1 2 0 0 0 10 1+3 1 0 0 0 5 6+10 4 0 0 0 20 0 0
WG/CE Scotland Sean Lamont 10+1 2 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 4+1 1 0 0 0 5 15+2 3 0 0 0 15 1 0
CE Wales Rhodri Gomer-Davies 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CE Wales Gareth Maule 12 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1+3 0 0 0 0 0 16+3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CE Wales Adam Warren 10+5 3 0 0 0 15 5 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 15+5 4 0 0 0 20 0 0
CE Wales Nic Reynolds 6+2 0 0 0 0 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6+4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CE Wales Craig Price 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CE Wales Scott Williams 5+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 11+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CE Wales Jonathan Davies 3+2 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 5 10+2 1 0 0 0 10 0 0
FH/CE Wales Aled Thomas 8+2 0 10 9 0 47 4 0 3 2 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 12+2 0 13 11 0 59 0 0
FH/FB Wales Daniel Newton 11+2 1 5 17 0 66 3+1 0 3 4 0 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 15+3 1 8 21 0 84 0 0
FH Wales Rhys Jones 0+1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0
FH Wales Jordan Williams 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 1 2 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 1 2 0 0 9 0 0
FH Wales Stephen Jones 8+3 0 9 10 0 48 1 0 0 4 0 12 4+3 0 2 8 0 28 13+6 0 11 21 0 88 1 0
FH Wales Rhys Priestland 6 0 9 17 0 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 5+2 1 5 9 0 42 11+2 1 9 18 0 111 0 0
SH Wales Rhodri Williams 4+5 0 0 0 0 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0 1+4 0 0 0 0 0 6+10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SH New Zealand Ruki Tipuna 4+1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SH Wales Gareth Davies 12+6 4 0 0 0 20 2+1 0 0 0 0 0 5+1 0 0 0 0 0 18+8 4 0 0 0 20 0 0
SH Wales Aled Davies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SH Wales Tavis Knoyle 1+3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1+2 0 0 0 0 0 2+5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SH Wales Liam Davies 1+3 1 0 0 0 5 1+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2+4 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
N8 England Ben Morgan 15+1 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 5 19+1 2 0 0 0 10 0 0
N8 Wales Kieran Murphy 7+4 2 0 0 0 10 5 3 0 0 0 15 0+3 0 0 0 0 0 12+7 5 0 0 0 25 1 0
FL Wales Josh Turnbull 13+1 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0 15+2 1 0 0 0 5 1 0
FL Wales Rob McCusker 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
FL Wales Richie Pugh 2+5 1 0 0 0 5 0+1 1 0 0 0 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0 3+7 2 0 0 0 10 0 0
FL Wales Johnathan Edwards 12+7 2 0 0 0 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 4+2 0 0 0 0 0 20+9 2 0 0 0 10 2 0
FL Wales Matt Gilbert 2+3 0 0 0 0 0 4+1 1 0 0 0 5 1+2 2 0 0 0 10 7+6 3 0 0 0 15 0 0
FL Wales Dan Thomas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FL Wales Craig Price 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LK/FL Wales Aaron Shingler 11+4 2 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 15 17+4 5 0 0 0 25 0 0
LK Wales Dominic Day 17+2 1 0 0 0 5 3+1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 23+3 1 0 0 0 5 1 0
LK Wales Lou Reed 6+5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3+1 0 0 0 0 0 10+6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LK Wales Damien Welch 7+6 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 17+6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LK Wales Adam Powell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LK Tonga Sione Timani 6+3 0 0 0 0 0 2+2 0 0 0 0 0 3+3 0 0 0 0 0 11+7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HK Wales Emyr Phillips 9+6 1 0 0 0 5 3+1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 12+8 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
HK Wales Kirby Myhill 1+4 0 0 0 0 0 2+2 1 0 0 0 5 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 3+7 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
HK Wales Craig Hawkins 0+3 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HK Wales Ken Owens 7+4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1+6 1 0 0 0 5 8+10 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
HK Wales Matthew Rees 5+3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 11+3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
PR Wales Iestyn Thomas 8+3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4+1 0 0 0 0 0 13+4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PR Wales Rhys Thomas 10+1 4 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 16+1 4 0 0 0 20 2 0
PR Wales Simon Gardiner 0+8 0 0 0 0 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 1+10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PR Wales Rhodri Jones 9+8 1 0 0 0 5 2+1 0 0 0 0 0 2+4 0 0 0 0 0 13+11 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
PR Wales Peter Edwards 1+8 0 0 0 0 0 2+2 1 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 5+10 1 0 0 0 5 1 0
PR Wales Phil John 6+14 1 0 0 0 5 3+2 0 0 0 0 0 1+6 0 0 0 0 0 10+22 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
PR Fiji Deacon Manu 10+2 1 0 0 0 5 1+1 1 0 0 0 5 1+1 0 0 0 0 0 12+3 2 0 0 0 10 1 0

Stats accurate as of match played 5 May 2012

References[edit]