Wayne Pivac has made Sir Clive Woodward’s claim he has lost focus since learning he’d triumph Warren Gatland as Wales coach next year.
Woodward wrote in his newspaper column that Scarlets boss Pivac must have”obtained a sabbatical” if his appointment was announced in July.
Scarlets have won six out of 14 games in all competitions this season.
However, Pivac insists no body really is”working any less than they did” this past year.
The Scarlets were crowned Pro12 winners in 2016-17, and last season they reached the semifinals of the European Champions Cup and the final of the Guinness Pro14 – conquered by Leinster on both occasions.
However, with players and mishaps like Tadhg Beirne and John Barclay having left for clubs in their own homelands, the Scarlets are yet to impress in 2013.
They are now underside in their European swimming having lost the initial four group games, and moment inside their Pro14 conference.
Writing in his Daily Mail column, Woodward also accused the Scarlets of”losing their focus as a spot” as well as said of Pivac:”I’m convinced some in Wales will be questioning if they have the right guy before he’s begun!”
However, Pivac, who will triumph fellow Kiwi Gatland after the 2019 World Cup, ignored Woodward’s suggestion that the Scarlets’ variant has been the consequence of his appointment.
“You know how long our spans are but I really don’t think many folks would shed out of A100 to 90% in their attempt,” Pivac said.
“Most trainers are pretty proud people and that I really don’t know too many who’d just give up on a project using 12 weeks to go.
“We do a great deal of hard labour and go through a lot of highs and lows.
“Folks are obviously going to check out our results, we glance at them more harder than anyone else really does this we’re well conscious of where we’re in.
“no one at the group is still currently working any less than they did last year or year before.”