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RaboDirect PRO12: Scarlets grind out the win in Edinburgh
Scarlets battled their way to a deserved 22-9 victory at Edinburgh in a drab game distinguished by a fine try from Nick Reynolds.
Jordan Williams also scored two tries for the visitors, while Rhys Priestland kicked a penalty and two conversions.
However, the result means that Edinburgh are still scratching around for the second win they need to leave the bottom of the table. Their points came from three penalties from stand-off Harry Leonard.
A tentative opening was to be expected from two teams still looking for some good form and it was not relieved until the 15 minute.
Edinburgh gave away a penalty in front of their posts and from it, Jordan Williams came off his wing and was sent close to the line where the move ended when lock Jake Ball was penalised for hanging on.
The same man was again culpable a few minutes later, diving into a ruck set up after a scything run by Priestland.
Scarlets had upped the pace with a policy of kicking into Edinburgh territory and then staying there - until the 24th minute.
Ball was again penalised at the breakdown and found himself sent to the sin bin by referee Davie Wilkinson.
Edinburgh responded with their first sustained spell of possession. Ross Ford and Willem Nel were prominent in taking the ball forward and when Scarlets were penalised on their 22-metre line, Leonard kicked home the simple penalty.
Edinburgh were, however, only ahead for three minutes. They were penalised for not releasing and Priestland scored from wide left.
The return of Ball brought a concerted attack, finishing with a textbook try.
Following a number of territory-securing carries by forwards, Priestland threw a pass out to the right wing for Reynolds, who arrived at pace for the touchdown that the former converted from far out.
But the half ended with a penalty from Leonard after a Scarlets scrum offence, so the visitors went in at the break leading 10-6.
Only two minutes into the second half, home full back Greig Tonks handed off Scarlets' Rhodri Williams before sending Jack Cuthbert on a run that ended with a penalty in the visitors' half that Leonard kicked while John Barclay was sent to the sin bin.
Scarlets were a man down but soon produced an exciting score.
Edinburgh scrum half Sam Hidalgo-Clyne's weak clearing kick to the visitors' right was fielded by Priestland, who found left winger Jordan Williams. His arcing run bamboozled three Edinburgh men and ended with a try in the left corner.
Scarlets' third try came eight minutes from time with Edinburgh's prop Nel in the bin.
Priestland kicked to the left wing where home winger Lee Jones knocked the ball over his line. The following-up Jonathan Davies was there to touch down with Priestland converting from touch.
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Guinness PRO12 Table
|Friday 27th February|
|19:35||Ospreys vs Leinster|
|19:35||Ulster vs Scarlets|
|Saturday 28th February|
|19:15||Munster vs Glasgow Warriors|
|Sunday 1st March|
|12:45||Cardiff Blues vs Edinburgh|
|17:00||Zebre vs Dragons|
|17:15||Connacht vs Treviso|
|Friday 6th March|
|19:35||Cardiff Blues vs Connacht|
|19:35||Glasgow Warriors vs Zebre|
|Saturday 7th March|
|14:40||Ospreys vs Munster|
|17:15||Scarlets vs Leinster|
|18:00||Benetton Treviso vs Edinburgh|
|Sunday 8th March|
|16:00||Dragons vs Ulster|
|Friday 27th March|
|19:35||Leinster vs Glasgow|
|19:35||Ulster vs Cardiff Blues|
|Saturday 28th March|
|TBC||Benetton Treviso vs Newport Gwent D'gons|
|TBC||Ospreys vs Zebre|
|14:40||Scarlets vs Edinburgh|
|17:15||Munster vs Connacht|
|Friday 10th April|
|19:35||Glasgow vs Cardiff Blues|
|19:35||Benetton Treviso vs Ospreys|
|Saturday 11th April|
|TBC||Edinburgh vs Munster|
|TBC||Zebre vs Scarlets|
|14:40||Connacht vs Ulster|
|Sunday 12th April|
|16:00||Newport Gwent D'gons vs Leinster|
|Friday 24th April|
|19:35||Edinburgh vs Zebre|
|Sunday 22nd February|
|Dragons 25 - 30 Connacht|
|Saturday 21st February|
|Glasgow 19 - 16 Ospreys|
|Scarlets 25 - 25 Munster|
|Friday 20th February|
|Edinburgh 17 - 20 Ulster|
|Leinster 29 - 8 Zebre|
|Benetton Treviso 40 - 24 Cardiff Blues|
|Sunday 15th February|
|Leinster 14 - 16 Newport Gwent D'gons|
|Zebre 10 - 54 Glasgow|
|Scarlets 32 - 14 Connacht|
|Saturday 14th February|
|Munster 33 - 16 Cardiff Blues|
|Friday 13th February|
|Edinburgh 24 - 16 Ospreys|
|Ulster 43 - 3 Benetton Treviso|
|Sunday 11th January|
|Ospreys 22 - 11 Newport Gwent D'gons|
|Benetton Treviso 20 - 24 Ulster|
|Saturday 10th January|
|Zebre 7 - 31 Munster|
|Cardiff Blues 13 - 22 Leinster|
|Friday 9th January|
|Connacht 13 - 16 Edinburgh|
|Glasgow 22 - 7 Scarlets|
Read the thoughts and opinions of Phil Edwards with skysports.com