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Scarlets claim Zebre scalp

Scarlets continued their bid for a RaboDirect PRO12 semi-final spot with a 24-10 victory over winless Zebre at the Stadio XXV Aprile in Parma.

Liam Williams, one of three Wales internationals back in the Scarlets starting line-up following their RBS 6 Nations success, and Joe Snyman both scored tries, while fly-half Owen Williams contributed the remaining 14 points from four penalties and a conversion.

Zebre matched Scarlets with two tries of their own through Dries van Schalkwyk and Giovanbattista Venditti but they could not add to those scores as they remained rooted to the foot of the standings following an 18th successive defeat.

The win was Scarlets' 12th of the campaign, but it was not enough to keep them in fourth place as rivals Ospreys edged above them after claiming a seven-try triumph over Newport Gwent Dragons in the later kick-off.


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