Davies extends Scarlets deal


Gareth Davies has committed his future to Scarlets after signing a new deal that will run for a minimum of two seasons.

The Wales international scrum-half starred for Warren Gatland's side in the recent Rugby World Cup as he started all five matches, scoring five tries in the process - making him the team's top try scorer in the tournament.

Since making his Scarlets debut in 2009 Davies has made 120 appearances for the region, helping them to the last four of the Pro 12 in 2012-13.

"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 [Jones] 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."

Davies is the latest player to commit his future to the region after fellow internationals Samson Lee, Jonathan Davies, Liam Williams and Scott Williams all signed new deals.