First in the queue to congratulate and talk up Llanelli Scarlets was Munster fly half Ronan O’Gara, now Munster head coach Declan Kidney has stepped forward to tip Llanelli for the Heineken Cup title. “Llanelli have won seven out of seven in Europe this season. They have the best drill press and they are brimming with confidence,” he said.
“They are a skilful side, and while there are still six other good teams left in the tournament, I wouldn’t put them too far down the betting list. They have the ability to win it.”
As the first side to qualify for the semi-finals of the Heineken Cup, Llanelli can sit back and watch this weekend’s action and see who they’ll come up against in the penultimate round of games. Llanelli will play the winner of tomorrow’s Leicester Tigers vs. Stade Francais game. Considering Llanelli have something of a dark history concerning Leicester in this competition, I’d expect fireworks if the East Midlands side can beat the Paris fancies on Sunday.