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Pivac takes over Scarlets' head coach reins
ESPN Staff
August 12, 2014
Wayne Pivac will preside over the Scarlets this season © Getty Images

The Scarlets have promoted Wayne Pivac from assistant to head coach as he steps into the void left by the departed Simon Easterby.

Easterby took on the post of Ireland's forwards coach and Pivac, who joined the Scarlets in July, has since been promoted. Pivac was involved with Auckland for 15 years and was coach of both Fiji's XVs and Sevens sides from 2004 through to 2006.

"Joining the Scarlets was an exciting challenge for me," Pivac said. "I am honoured that the Scarlets have the faith and belief in me to take the squad forward and build on the good work and solid foundations that Simon and his team have put in place.

"The supporters here are probably no different to back in New Zealand. They're very passionate and love their rugby and really want the team to do well. I'm looking forward to hopefully giving them something to cheer about this season."

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