Everyone concerned with Llanelli, players, management and supporters alike, will be bitterly disappointed at their side's failure to set up a semi-final date. They will look back on the early part of the encounter with the French club and point to two incidents that effectively sealed their fate.
The first occured when referee Tony Spreadbury awarded a penalty try, during the very early exchanges, penalising Simon Easterby for what he adjudged was a late tackle on Jean-Marc Souverbie.
They might have recovered from that setback and indeed Stephen Jones had reduced the deficit with a penalty but within moments of that score they were reduced to 14 when Dafydd Jones was sent off for stamping on the head of Ludovic Loustau.
Llanelli recovered superbly and another penalty from Jones and his conversion of Martyn Madden's had the Scarllets in front with half-time approaching.