COACH Pat Lam has spent most of his time speaking about the talent and work ethic of his players, as well as those who have extended their contracts beyond this season.
Connacht v Scarlets, The Sportsground, Tomorrow (KO 5.0)
The reason for this is that they have carved out just one win from seven starts, leaving them forlornly rooted to the bottom of the PRO12 league, two points lower than Zebre, five behind Benetton Treviso.
In fact, their only win came on their first day of the season at home to Zebre (25-16) in advance of six straight defeats.
The Scarlets are in sixth place, but they have won their last three against the Westerners. This could make it four.