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Regan King joined in back-line by his son as Scarlets continue winning run

18-year-old Cowley was in a defence marshaled by his old man.

FOR 13 MINUTES last night, Scarlets had a father-and-son combination battling together to thwart the Dragons and seal a 25-15 win in Llanelli.

Regan King with to his son and team mate Jacob Cowley Regan King (centre) with his son Jacob (right) in Llanelli last night. Source: Ian Cook/INPHO

35-year-old Kiwi centre Regan King was joined on the Parc Y Scarlets pitch in the 67th minute by his 18-year-old son Jacob Cowley, who replaced winger Harry Robinson.

Cowley was sprung from the bench with the bonus point already in the bag for Scarlets after James Davies and Phil John claimed two tries apiece.

Regan King and son Jacob Cowley Source: Kevin Barnes/INPHO

The flanker and prop already had one score each by the time Jason Tovey touched down to bring the Dragons back into striking at 12-8 before half-time. However, with Taulupe Faletau off-form, the Dragons were unable to muster the momentum to reel in Wayne Pivac’s in-form reds. Though Sarel Pretorius’ late try gave the Dragons hope of a losing point that never came.


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Father and son Jacob Cowley and Regan King Source: Kevin Barnes/INPHO

The bonus point win keeps the Scarlets’ 100% record and they remain top of the Pro12 table, two points ahead of Munster after their thrilling win over Ulster last night.

Connacht can again pull level with the leaders if Pat Lam’s Westerners manage a winning bonus point when they face Edinburgh at 18.45 in Galway this evening.

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