Scarlets coach Simon Easterby: Let's up our game
SIMON Easterby has thrown down the gauntlet to his play-off chasing Scarlets side, urging them to raise their game for their final six "winnable" Pro12 matches.
The West Wales region take on Edinburgh at Parc y Scarlets this evening (7.05) looking to haul themselves back into the all-important top four following last weekend's disappointing loss to Leinster in Dublin.
The Scots have endured a miserable run of ten successive defeats in all competitions — their worst record since the start of the professional era.
And while Easterby insists nothing is being taken for granted, he has called on his side to get their play-off push firmly back on track this weekend.
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"On the whole, we feel that the next six games are potentially winnable if we get a lot right in our game," he said.
"We are coming to the stage of the season where you can put yourself out of contention quite quickly if you don't manage those results and get performances right.
"This is a big game for us to finish off this block of matches."
Easterby has made five changes to his starting XV with Liam Williams returning from Wales duty to slot in at full-back.
The region have also announced that Argentinean lock Tomas Vallejos has been released from his contract.
Vallejos, signed last summer from Harlequins, flew back to Argentina yesterday.
He will link up with Pumas development side Pampas XV ahead of their Vodacom Cup campaign in South Africa.