Scarlets head coach Dwayne Peel has labelled his side’s EPCR Challenge Cup Round 3 tie with Toyota Cheetahs on Friday night as “massive” as the Welsh region aim to hang on to top spot in Pool B.

They have a 100 per cent record in this season’s competition so far, following a 39-7 home rout of Aviron Bayonnais and 45-26 victory at the Toyota Cheetahs, and have followed those wins up with two more in the United Rugby Championship.

“We are seeing confidence and momentum on the back of the hard work we have put in,” said Peel. “We have now won four of the last five games going back into Europe. The Cheetahs is another massive game for us, with us topping the pool.”

Skipper Jonathan Davies has called on his Scarlets side to push on, after they ground out a 28-22 triumph at Cardiff Rugby last weekend, six days after seeing off Dragons RFC 33-17 in Llanelli.

The Wales centre said: “It is always better coming in on the Monday after a win, but the hard work starts again looking forward to an important European period.

“Our focus hasn’t changed all year – we want to win every game and be competitive every week. We are showing a bit of consistency and hopefully we can string a few more wins together.”