Aussie Rebel joins Scarlets in South Africa

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:47
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REACTION: Scarlets' newest arrival, Australian lock Steve Cummins, on Tuesday headed to South Africa with his fellow teammates.

The Scarlets are preparing to take on the Southern Kings and Cheetahs in Rounds Nine and 10 of the Pro14.

Cummins, 25, represented Australia at several age-group levels - Schools, Under-19 and Under-20.

He links up with the Scarlets on a long-term deal and is ready to lace up his boots for his first regional appearance just a few months after finishing a Super Rugby season with Melbourne Rebels.

"This is my first time to the United Kingdom and this side of the world," he said his move to West Wales.

"I knew Paul Asquith, I played with Dave Bulbring in South Africa and I also knew Dylan Evans. I touched base with those guys and they had only good things to say about the club, the country and all the things that come along with it.

"I thought it was a great opportunity to play a different style of rugby in a really good and successful programme. It was too good to turn down.

"I had quite a few conversations with the guys, I asked as many questions as I could and all the right questions I felt. I was at peace with the decision completely coming over. I wasn't leaving anything to chance and I was confident and ready to come. I'm excited for what's to come.

"The travel, the community, the rugby programme itself and the supporters and the chance to travel around UK and Europe playing some top quality teams - those sort of things were pretty hard to look passed."

Commenting on Scarlets' style of play Cummins went on to say; "I've watched from afar for quite a well. It's a really good standard of play and the fact the Scarlets play free-flowing and attacking rugby and they're a very skilful side makes them easy to watch. They play a similar style to Super Rugby teams so it's something I've kept an eye on for a while."

Scarlets return to Parc y Scarlets on Saturday, December 9, to take on Benetton in the European Rugby Champions Cup.

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 15 December 2017
Ulster v Harlequins 19h45 Kingspan Stadium
Sat, 16 December 2017
Montpellier v Glasgow Warriors 13h00 Altrad Stadium
Treviso v Scarlets 13h00 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Leinster v Exeter Chiefs 15h15 Aviva Stadium
Racing Metro v Castres 15h15 Stade Yves-du-Manoir
Bath v Toulon 17h30 Recreation Ground
Sun, 17 December 2017
Wasps v La Rochelle 13h00 Ricoh Arena
Clermont Auvergne v Saracens 15h15 Stade Marcel-Michelin
Ospreys v Northampton Saints 15h15 Liberty Stadium
Leicester Tigers v Munster 17h30 Welford Road
RESULT SCORE
Mon, 11 December 2017
Saracens v Clermont Auvergne 14 | 46
Sun, 10 December 2017
Exeter Chiefs v Leinster 8 | 18
Harlequins v Ulster 5 | 17
La Rochelle v Wasps 49 | 29
Sat, 09 December 2017
Munster v Leicester Tigers 33 | 10
Castres v Racing Metro 16 | 13
Northampton Saints v Ospreys 32 | 43
Toulon v Bath 24 | 20
Scarlets v Treviso 33 | 28
Fri, 08 December 2017
Glasgow Warriors v Montpellier 22 | 29
Sun, 03 December 2017
Harlequins v Saracens 20 | 19
Sat, 02 December 2017
Cheetahs v Scarlets 28 | 21
Munster v Ospreys 36 | 10
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 32 | 25
Treviso v Leinster 10 | 36
PRO14
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Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
Glasgow Warriors 10 10 0 0 48
Munster 10 7 0 3 36
Cheetahs 10 6 0 4 29
Cardiff Blues 10 4 0 6 19
Connacht 10 3 0 7 18
Zebre 10 3 0 7 16
Ospreys 10 2 0 8 11
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
Scarlets 10 8 0 2 40
Leinster 10 8 0 2 37
Ulster 10 7 1 2 35
Edinburgh 10 6 0 4 28
Treviso 10 3 0 7 15
Dragons 10 2 1 7 13
Kings 10 0 0 10 4