Evans commits to Scarlets

Date published: January 10 2017

Scarlets announced that Steffan Evans has committed his future to the region.

22-year-old Evans will make his 50th appearance for the region if he features against reigning European champions Saracens at the Parc on Sunday.

Capable of playing on either wing or at full-back Evans has gained a reputation as an electric outside-back and was on stand-by for Wales’ Summer Tour 2016 to New Zealand.

Evans said he was delighted to extend his stay at Scarlets.

“I’m really pleased to have signed a new contract to stay at the Scarlets. I’ve grown up supporting the region and feel it’s a real honour to be able to wear the famous jersey and to represent the club,” he told the Scarlets website.

“I’m looking forward to continuing my development within the region over the next few years and hopefully one day push for international honours but my focus at the moment is the Scarlets and hopefully making the top four in the PRO12.”

Head Coach Wayne Pivac added: “Steff has had a great start to the season and has played a lot of rugby for us. He’s an exciting attacking player but has also put the time in on the training field on areas of the game that he needed to work on.

“It’s pleasing to see young local guys like Steff wanting to commit their future to the region and we look forward to see him continue to grow as a player.”

Jon Daniels, Scarlets General Manager of Rugby, added: “We are delighted to see a homegrown talent like Steff committing his immediate future to the region. It’s pleasing to see the region’s development pathway continuing to produce exciting young players.

“We have been working diligently behind the scenes on recruitment and retention of a number of players with the emphasis on ensuring that we’re building an exciting and talented squad for the future and long-term development of the region.”