Fisher: Re­peat this dis­play and we can avoid rel­e­ga­tion

Llanelli Star - - PRINCIPALI­TY PREMIERSHI­P -

PAUL Fisher has told his Llanelli play­ers they must repli­cate their per­for­mance against Aber­avon if they are to avoid rel­e­ga­tion from the Premier­ship.

Llanelli scored 25 unan­swered sec­ond-half points to claim a vi­tal bonus-point vic­tory over the Wizards at Parc y Scar­lets.

“I thought we were ex­cel­lent against Aber­avon and we need to carry on in this vein for the rest of the sea­son if we’re go­ing to stay up,” said Fisher.

“We played with a lot of in­ten­sity and played some qual­ity rugby.

“Get­ting that bonus point was huge.

“There’s four games left and 20 points left to play for.

“Se­cur­ing the vic­tory is the first pri­or­ity but once that was done get­ting the ad­di­tional point was mas­sive, es­pe­cially with it be­ing so tight at the bot­tom of the ta­ble.”

A 20-point haul from Wales wing Tom Pry­die, which in­cluded a try, along with a brace from Mor­gan Wil­liams and a try from Greg Ge­orge, was enough to se­cure the win.

Aber­avon scored two tries of their own cour­tesy of James Gar­land and Ieuan Davies.

The vis­i­tors had the bet­ter of the first half, with Davies cross­ing from close range be­fore Gar­land grabbed a stun­ning in­di­vid­ual try.

But Llanelli hit back on the stroke of half-time when Wil­liams raced over af­ter a nice pass by Pry­die.

Ge­orge made amends for his ear­lier sin-bin­ning as he forced his way over the line.

Wales Un­der-20s speed­ster Ryan Con­beer was the ar­chi­tect of Llanelli’s third try with an elec­tric break as he beat four de­fend­ers be­fore Pry­die even­tu­ally touched down.

Mor­gan sealed the bonus point for the hosts with a crack­ing finish at the cor­ner af­ter some neat han­dling.

Aber­avon head coach Ja­son Hy­att said: “We played some re­ally good rugby in the first half and had Llanelli un­der the cosh for most of the game.

“The Aber­avon scrum was ex­cel­lent through­out and I felt that we should have had more re­ward from that as they got pe­nalised nine times for col­laps­ing the scrum.”

Llanelli are back in ac­tion this Sun­day when they host RGC (1pm).

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