Wales scrum-half Gareth Davies re-signs with Scarlets
Gareth Davies has signed a new contract with Scarlets until the end of the 2017-18 season
The 25-year-old would have been out of contract at the end of this season
Davies enjoyed a great World Cup with five tries
The Scarlets have announced Wales scrum-half Gareth Davies has signed a new two-year contract and committed his future to the region until 2018.
Davies starred for Wales with five tries during their run to the 2015 World Cup quarter-finals, which included a crucial try against England as the men in red recorded a famous win at Twickenham.
Davies admitted he had received other offers but wanted to stay in his home region.
“I’m very pleased to have signed a new contract to stay at the Scarlets for another couple of seasons,” said Davies.
“Interest from elsewhere has been flattering, but I always wanted to remain here and continue my development at the region I’ve been supporting since I was a child.
“There’s great competition for places here in the squad at the moment, and both Aled Davies and Rhodri Williams have been playing some good rugby.
“Since coming back from the World Cup, I’ve had to challenge them both. It’s good to have strength in depth in the position, it keeps us all on our toes.
“I’m looking forward to the next couple of years here in West Wales as we continue to build, and we’re all looking forward to the big derbies over Christmas.”
The playmakers decision to stay at Scarlets continues their building work for the next years, with the region recently tempting Rhys Patchell from Cardiff Blues and retaining a number of their Wales internationals.
“Gareth had a very successful World Cup campaign with Wales scoring some good tries, “said Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac.
“But coming back to the region and having to compete for the number nine shirt with Aled (Thomas) and Rhodri (Williams) keeps the players sharp and ensures that they’re always developing.”