Transfer News: Scarlets trio pen new dual contracts
Scarlets trio Jonathan Davies, Jake Ball and Gareth Davies have all signed National Dual Contracts (NDC) with the Welsh Rugby Union and the region.
Gareth Davies, who has started both of Wales’ two Six Nations encounters in recent weeks, has amassed 29 international caps and signs a NDC for the first time.
Ball, who has featured 28 times for Wales, has signed a new NDC (he first signed a NDC in January 2015) whilst British & Irish Lion Jonathan Davies (71 international caps) has taken up the option on his contract to remain in Llanelli.
Jonathan Davies said: “My first season back with the Scarlets after a period in France was a hugely enjoyable one and winning the PRO12 with a fantastic group of people was definitely a highlight. I’ve loved being back at my home region and despite the disappointment of the injury there’s a fantastic buzz around the please having reached our first quarter final in over a decade.”
Gareth Davies said: “It’s fantastic to have signed a NDC and to be staying at the Scarlets. I have been at the region since 2009 and it is my home club and I’m really enjoying my rugby at the moment. Also for me signing an NDC allows me to work closely with the national squad management team which will be really beneficial for me going forward.”
Jake Ball said: “I’m delighted to have extended my contract with the WRU and the Scarlets. It’s obviously been a frustrating time being out with the injury but it’s great to be still fighting on both fronts, in the PRO14 and Europe, and I’m very much looking forward to returning to full fitness. I’d like to thank the WRU and Scarlets for their continued support.”