The Welsh area, who clinched their very first Pro14 title last season, have actually been among the stories of this season’s competitors, beating three-time champs Toulon to top their swimming pool on path to the last 8.
La Rochelle were anticipated to present Scarlets a stiff test in the knockout phases and Wayne Pivac’s males needed to protect heroically sometimes to keep the French clothing at bay.
While the Top 14 side ultimately reviewed for 2 shots, transformed ratings by Scott Williams and Rhys Patchell, in addition to 5 Halfpenny charges sufficed to see Scarlets accomplishment 29-17 in front of a record presence at Parc Y Scarlets.
Scarlets will deal with either Leinster or Saracens in the last 4 however neither hold any worry for Halfpenny, declaring the gamers are positive of beating all-comers.
” If we wish to win this competitors like we are setting out to do, we need to beat the very best,” he discussed.
” Leinster and Saracens are both quality sides. It is exactly what this competitors has to do with, playing the very best groups.
” We will commemorate this hard-earned triumph then get ready for exactly what is an enormous video game for us as fans, coaches and gamers.
” It is a quite unique sensation,” he included. “It is a big event for this club and to win a quarter-final in the house in front of this fantastic crowd, a jam-packed home was a hell of a sensation.”