Gareth Davies: Wales scrum-half signs new Scarlets deal

Gareth Davies has played 67 internationals for Wales
Gareth Davies played 67 internationals in Wales

Gareth Davies, Wales scrum-half, has signed a new contract to remain at Scarlets.

Since 2008, Davies has scored 55 tries in 213 Scarlets appearances.

The 31-year old also traveled to South Africa last summer with the British Lions and Irish Lions.

Davies said, “It was an effortless decision to sign another contract here. I have always been very proud to wear Scarlets’ jersey.”

“It means a lot to me, my family, and I first joined Scarlets academy at the age of 17.

“Winning the Pro12 title together with the Scarlets some years back is up there as one my career highlights, and as a team we want to be challenging again for silverware and Europe’s best.

“We still have four important games and we hope to get into the URC (United Rugby Championship), play-offs, and win Champions Cup rugby next season.”

The length of this new contract is not known.

Davies was competing with Dane Blacker and Kieran Harty from Wales for the Scarlets scrumhalf slot.

Dwayne, an ex-Wales scrum-half, is his new head coach.

Davies said, “Since Dwayne’s arrival I’ve enjoyed every minute of this.”

“As an infant, he was someone whom I admired growing up as a player.

“It is a wonderful place to come to work every day. We feel that we are truly building something with Dwayne, the other coaches.

“As you can see, some of our latest games have a good crop (which is great for us as an squad).

After Sam Lousi, Scott Williams and Rhys Patchell as well as Johnny McNicholl, Ryan Conbeer (and Sam Costelow), Davies is the Scarlets’ latest contract renewal.

Peel added, “You can clearly see in his performances what Gareth’s playing for Scarlets means to him.”

“He is a local man and is passionate to drive this side forwards over these next few years.

“He possesses the X factor that can transform a game, and he has demonstrated that at every level.

“He is also the most experienced player in the squad. A player who sets high standards, something that all the young nines through the ranks can strive to.”

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