Author: Dafydd Jones
Scarlets have announced the appointment of Dwayne Peel as head coach, after being released from his contract with Cardiff Blues.
Peel, 39, who won 79 caps at scrum-half for Wales, was originally set to become assistant coach at Cardiff Blues on a three-year-deal from Ulster, but the Blues have appointed Matt Sherratt.
Peel returns to Parc y Scarlets, where he spent eight years as a player and was a popular figure amongst the fans.
“The Scarlets has always meant a massive amount to me and my family and I’m thrilled to be returning to my home club as head coach,” expressed Peel.
“I have been part of some incredible occasions with the Scarlets and I know everyone involved with the club has ambitions to be challenging regularly for silverware and competing with the top sides in Europe.
“As a player, I have experienced first hand the passion of the Scarlets fans, there is a special bond between the supporters and the club and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone back at Parc y Scarlets next season.”
The appointment will see current head coach Glenn Delaney take up the role of director of rugby at the club.
The Scarlets begin their Guinness Pro14 Rainbow Cup campaign as they travel to face the Dragons on Sunday.
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