PRO12: Scarlets sign James Davies on full-time contract
Last Updated: 20/05/14 10:28am
The Scarlets have signed Jonathan Davies' younger brother James on full-time contract.
The 23-year-old made two LV= Cup appearances for the region this season against the Dragons and Saracens.
A Sevens international, Davies made his Wales debut at the Gold Coast Sevens in 2012 and was handed the captaincy for the 2013-14 series. He has also been called into the Wales ‘Possibles’ squad for the trial match against the ‘Probables’ later this month.
James has shown great potential already and has benefited from exposure early on to the demands of professional rugby with Wales Sevens.
Scarlets head coach Simon Easterby said: "It's great to see James join us on a full senior contract having had a successful season with Wales Sevens and strong performances for the Quins in the Principality Premiership.
"Bringing young players through into the senior environment is a part of our ethos here at the Scarlets to develop young talent from within our region.
“James has shown great potential already and has benefited from exposure early on to the demands of professional rugby with Wales Sevens.
"James has been a part of our environment here at Parc y Scarlets during the last season and has brought with him a great energy and work ethic.
“We will undoubtedly see James develop even further as he trains alongside existing experienced players here at the Scarlets and new faces that we have coming in to strengthen key areas of our rugby group for next season.”
Davies, who was named WRPA Sevens Player of the Season last week, added: "I have really enjoyed being a part of the Scarlets this season and it's a real honour to have been handed a full time contract.
"I've learnt so much in the short time that I've been at Parc y Scarlets and I'm looking forward to continuing my development as a player. It's a fantastic opportunity for me.”