Scarlets can today confirm that Head Coach Wayne Pivac has committed his future to the region.
Pivac joined the Scarlets ahead of the 2014-15 season taking over the title role following Simon Easterby’s departure from the region.
The New Zealander guided the region to a first Guinness PRO12 title in 2016-17, lifting the championship trophy for the first time in over a decade. His new contract will see him remain in West Wales until at least the end of 2019-20.
Commenting on the news Head Coach Wayne Pivac said; “I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m enjoying my time here. I’m looking forward to the next few years and seeing the Scarlets continue to develop and grow and I’d like to thank the Board of Directors for their continued support.
“We’ve done a lot of hard work to get the team to where we are and it’s a project that isn’t finished yet. We’re at stage one of a two stage process if you like. We’re now competitive in the PRO14, we knew it would take three years plus to be knocking on the door to win the championship.
“The next step is to be competitive in Europe on a regular basis. I think the last two weeks have shown that when we get our top side out there we are very competitive. We’ve had a few top class players unavailable. I think we’re not far off.
“I now want to help take the team to the next level by retaining the bulk of the current group of players we have and strengthening the squad where we need to and I want to see that process through.”
Jon Daniels, Scarlets General Manager of Rugby said; “Three years ago we embarked on a journey to deliver an environment where local rugby players, supplemented with quality non Welsh players, could maximise their potential and deliver on field success in a style which the local community could be proud of.
“To achieve this we needed a progressive and innovative environment underpinned by stability, detailed planning and good values. The progress made in this time is evident for all to see but there is clearly more work to do, and we are delighted Wayne has agreed to accept the challenge of taking our Scarlets rugby performance to the next level by extending his contract here at the Scarlets.”