Scarlets winger Sean Lamont is well schackled by the tough Toulon defence.
The Scarlets' hopes of European glory came to an end on Saturday night as they fell to a disappointing defeat to big-spending Toulon in France.
Nigel Davies' men qualified for the last eight of the Amlin Challenge Cup as one of the three best runners up from the six Heineken Cup pools but their campaign ended with a 38-12 reverse in the Cote D'Arzur.
Stephen Jones contributed all 12 points for the Scarlets courtesy of a brace of penalties in either half but five tries from the home side and an impeccable kicking display from Jonny Wilkisnon prevented their progression to the semi-finals.
"I was very impressed with Toulon - we were second best by a long way," said Scarlets boss Nigel Davies who was particularly honest in his post-match assessment.
"We realised that coming here would be a very difficult task. We prepared well but it was just beyond us.
"There were a number of penalties that we gave away in key moments that let them build their game and, with someone like Jonny Wilkinson at No10, you just can't afford to do that.
"All in all, we were second best and they were a far better team than us."
Toulon led 16-6 at the break and 21-6 after 41 minutes but the Scarlets hit back and remained in touch until the closing stages when three tries in the final seven minutes gave the scoreline an uncharitable feel.
The Scarlets now turn their attentions to the remaining Magners League games as they look to pip the Blues and Dragons to the country's third and final Heineken Cup spot for next season.
Angus O'Brien has quickly settled into the Wales Sevens squad after solid performances in Hong Kong and Japan. With two rounds remaining in Glasgow and Twickenham on the World Series, WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie chats to the rising star.
Wales winger Luke Morgan has established himself as one of the deadliest finishers on the Sevens World Series. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie catches up with him on the eve of this weekend's round in Glasgow.
All roads lead to Cardiff on Sunday for the SSE SWALEC Finals Day at the Millennium Stadium. Cambrian Welfare tackle Ystradgynlais in the Bowl final, Ystrad Rhondda play Newcastle Emlyn in the Plate final while defending champions Pontypridd face Bridgend in the Cup final.
WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates and WRU Chairman Gareth Davies earlier this week launched a new competition in conjunction with the WRU unveiling its archive room.
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.