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Gareth Williams a major casualty in coaching reshuffle at Scarlets

By Josh Raisey
(Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Scarlets have reshuffled their coaching team following a run of seven matches without a win.

The Welsh region fell to Munster 42-7 on Friday at the Parc y Scarlets in the United Rugby Championship, which has resulted in defence coach Gareth Williams losing his job.

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The reshuffle sees Jared Payne move from attack coach to defence coach, although he will continue to work with head coach Dwayne Peel with their side’s attack.

There has been no change to the roles of forwards coach Albert van den Berg and scrum & contact area coach Emyr Phillips.

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Williams has been offered a role with the Scarlets Academy and development pathways, which he is considering. He joined the Scarlets in 2022 having previously worked as an assistant under Wayne Pivac with Wales. Prior to that, he had been coach of Wales Sevens and Wales U20.

Scarlets are yet to win in 2024 and sit in 14th place in the URC ladder, just two points ahead of bottom place Sharks. Their next match is against Connacht in Galway in March.

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