Kingsley Jones insists Newport Gwent Dragons' struggling scrum is on the right path.
The set-piece has been an Achilles heel for the Men of Gwent so far this season and proved costly in last week's loss to Edinburgh.
But Jones has urged patience and insists the scrum will improve.
"Our scrum is developing and it's going to improve by 50 per cent," said the Dragons forwards coach.
"The more games we play, the better we will get.
"We are suffering from only having one pre-season friendly, especially with the new (engagement) laws, and we are still looking for the best way to do things and which personnel to start and finish with.
"There are a lot of new players coming together and those units will improve with time out on the field.
"We are a long way from where we want to be and our challenge is to keep improving and developing week on week."
But Jones was satisfied with the performance in Edinburgh and is relishing this Friday's clash with the Scarlets.
"The players put a lot in and probably deserved a draw," added Jones.
"In a few weeks time we will probably win games like that.
"The squad deserve a lot of credit for their attitude and belief and it's important that we build on that against the Scarlets.
"The second half performance after Edinburgh went 13-3 up was excellent and now we need to respond to the late disappointment in what is a big derby.
"Our fans were brilliant against Ulster and I look forward to us putting in another big performance for them."
Wales and Ospreys back row James King, who came through the North Wales age grade system, nominated North Wales Regional Community Rugby Manager Marc Roberts, in the WRU's 'Diolch' initiative where squad players thanked those who played a part in their rise to the top.
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
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