"Knows His Way to the Try Line" - Scarlets Sign Welsh Prospect Ellis Mee from Nottingham - Ruck

“Knows His Way to the Try Line” – Scarlets Sign Welsh Prospect Ellis Mee from Nottingham

The Scarlets have announced an intriguing signing ahead of the 2024/25 United Rugby Championship season, by bringing Nottingham full-back Ellis Mee to the Parc Y Scarlets. The 20-year-old is a proven finisher and is versatile across both wings and full-back. Mee is also now eligible to play for Wales, making the move to Llanelli all the more exciting.

Mee will link up with the squad in the summer and becomes the third addition to Dwayne Peel’s squad for the new campaign. Standing at 6ft 4in and 92kg, Mee enjoyed an outstanding first season in the English Championship, culminating in him winning the Fan’s Player of the Year and Player’s Player of the Year Awards.

He has been combining his rugby career with studies at Nottingham Trent University.

Scarlets head coach Dwayne Peel said: “Ellis has impressed us with his form for Nottingham this season, he is a powerful runner, strong in the air and knows his way to the try line. We are looking forward to him joining us for pre-season in the summer.

“He will be part of a group of young Welsh backs who we are excited about for the coming years. The likes of Tomi Lewis, Eddie James, Joe Roberts and Tom Rogers have had a lot of rugby for us this season, Jac Davies has been outstanding for Llandovery before his injury and it was great to see Macs Page make his debut in Parma last weekend.

“There is a crop of talented young Welsh backs coming through who have a huge amount of potential and we are looking forward to seeing Ellis challenge for a place in the side next season.”

Ellis Mee said: “Scarlets are an amazing club with great history and I can’t wait to be a part of it. Signing for Scarlets is an excellent opportunity for me to better myself in a higher league and against different opposition. I am really looking forward to starting this next chapter of my career.”

Ellis is the third new signing to be announced by the Scarlets ahead of next season, joining Toyota Cheetahs hooker Marnus van der Merwe and Exeter Chiefs prop Alec Hepburn with more arrivals set to be announced in the coming weeks.

Sam Lousi, Tom Rogers, Harri O’Connor, Dan Davis and Ben Williams have also signed new deals with the club.