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Scarlets Head Coach Wayne Pivac remembers a childhood where his beloved All Blacks were beaten by a club side on the other side of the world.

Nearly half a century later and Llanelli’s 1972 victory over the All Blacks has gone down in folklore and is one of the most memorable occasions in the club, and region’s history.

Looking ahead to Saturday’s Guinness PRO12 final against Munster at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Pivac said that he’d like to see his side join the all-time greats that featured in that 1972 side and make their own mark on the rugby history books.

“It’s great to talk about 1972 but wouldn’t it be great to talk about 2017 and some more memorable years to come? For me, having been here a short period of time and seeing the passion of the region and the history of the club, we want to go out there and create more history for the club! It would mean a lot to a lot of people. We’d like to create some of our own history to go alongside that fantastic result in 1972!

“We haven’t come here to make up the numbers; we’ve done all this work over the last few months and seasons. Changes have been made along the way and it’s all been to get to this stage. Like any team we desperately want to win it.”

Scarlets fans are making their way over to the Irish capital in their droves with the West Wales family pulling together to help organise transport and accommodation for as many travelling supporters as possible in what has been a very hectic week!

With many neutrals expected at the Guinness PRO12 final Pivac went on to say; “Whoever wants to get behind us we’ll gladly take them on board! It’s going to be a great occasion regardless of what colour the fans are wearing. It creates a great environment when you have a good crowd and players love playing in front of those sorts of crowds and in those big occasions.

“It’s going to be a great occasion for us; we haven’t been in a final for a long, long time and it’s really pleasing to see the group develop over the last few months to put themselves in this position to go out and be a part of it.”

Munster v Scarlets, Guinness PRO12 final at Aviva Stadium, Dublin; Saturday 27th May kick-off 6.15pm.

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