First away win
Former Munster boss Rob Penney looks poised for a return to the Guinness PRO14 after he emerged as the strong favourite to succeed Wayne Pivac as Scarlets head coach.
The 54-year-old New Zealander spent two years in charge of Munster and was named coach of the season for his work at Thomond Park in what was then the Guinness PRO12 in 2014.
Since then, he has been working at Japanese side NTT Communications Shining Arcs.
Pivac will leave the Scarlets to take over as Wales boss from Warren Gatland after the 2019 World Cup and current Scarlets backs coach Stephen Jones will follow him into the international set-up. It’s left the Scarlets hierarchy to look for replacements, with New Zealand the primary area of focus. Scarlets GM Jon Daniels has confirmed the Llanelli-based outfit have a strong shortlist of up to six coaching candidates. It is understood Penney is at the top of that list and a final decision will be made over the next fortnight.