An early try from Ryan Conbeer set up a second Pro14 win of the season for the Scarlets yesterday, all though they had to endure a nervy finish against Zebre.

In the end it took a late Angus O'Brien penalty to secure an 18-17 win.

Just five minutes in, the former Greenhill pupil got his first league score of the campaign From an attacking line-out, Steff Hughes and O’Brien combined, a lovely floated pass found Johnny McNicholl and he fed Conbeer who had a free run to the line.

There was also a welcome first start of the season for prop Rob Evans as he continues his comeback from injury, but fellow Pembrokshire front rowers Dom Booth and Kemsley Mathias, who was hoping to make his league debut, were unused replacements.

Following Conbeer's unconverted score, Zebre pulled three points back through the boot of young fly-half Antonio Rizzi.

O’Brien extended the lead to 8-3 and after flanker Jac Morgan was denied a score for a forward pass, but then came another home try from scrum half Dane Blacker.

O’Brien converted to push the lead out to 15-3, although Rizzi then added penalties either side of half time.

O’Brien and Rizzi both missed further shots at goal, but then Zebre's Pierre Bruno intercepted and raced 40 metres to the line.

Rizzi missed the conversion but made no mistake from the tee with seven minutes remaining.

But with time running out, the hosts earned another penalty in front of the posts, and O'Brien did the rest to seal the win.