Llanelli-based Welsh side Scarlets have once again been an absolute joy to watch this season. Their free-flowing rugby and attitude to attack regularly ensure entrailing encounters.
That approach has paid off for them too. They are currently top of both their Pro14 and Champions Cup groups and look set to qualify from a difficult pool that included Toulon and Bath.
Last night they overcame Bath 35-17 to attain that top position, with the undoubted highlight being an absolutely sensational end-to-end try. It was finished by Munster-bound Tadhg Beirne who pulled off an outstanding step to bypass Anthony Watson and finish the move.
Trademark @scarlets_rugby ?
"From one side of Bath to the other!"
That's one of the tries of the season ? pic.twitter.com/qh21sN88Vy
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) January 12, 2018
Beirne is Irish and spent time in the Leinster academy before moving abroad. He was signed as Donnacha Ryan's replacement but had to wait a year due to his existing contract. The 26-year-old was known as a valuable asset in terms of work-rate and is a physical presence but his strike running and loose play are as good, as he demonstrated last night.
Munster can start to get excited about the talented second-row's arrival.