Scarlets head coach Simon Easterby: We must build on this result
HEAD coach Simon Easterby has urged his Scarlets side to use Friday night's 22-9 victory at Murrayfield as a springboard into Europe.
The West Wales region made it two wins from four this season with a deserved three tries to nil triumph over bottom side Edinburgh.
The victory has lifted the Scarlets up to sixth in the table and while Easterby has admitted his team remain a work in progress, he has seen plenty of cause for encouragement ahead of Saturday's clash with league leaders Glasgow in Llanelli and then the trip to The Stoop to take on Harlequins in the opening round of the Heineken Cup.
"We haven't been anywhere near our best so far this season and we went up to Edinburgh with a bit of pressure on us from ourselves and rightly from supporters after our first three performances," he said.
"I thought we managed the game well, we were accurate and we were pretty effective without the ball; we ground the result out through good management and good practices.
"I think we came a little unstuck on occasions in the contact area but on the whole we were good and securing that result was exactly what we needed.
"We have to build on this performance now. This is the standard and the benchmark to adhere to.
"We have Glasgow at home next and they have been going well, so it's a massive game for us to build consistency before we head into Europe."
International fly-half Rhys Priestland picked up the man-of-the-match award and had a hand in all three tries scored by wings Nick Reynolds and Jordan Williams and skipper Jonathan Davies.